Our Values


Continuous Improvement



We are committed to creating value for members by sustaining and enhancing the reputation of supply chain management through education, best practices, supporting career and personal growth, and promoting leadership and volunteerism.

We proactively seek feedback from our community, consistently explore opportunities to improve, passionately encourage innovation, creatively setting the pace while relentlessly balancing short-term and long-term goals.

We create a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive atmosphere, actively promote the values and benefits of diversity, inclusion, the rights, differences, and dignity of others.

We deal honestly, with integrity, respectfully, and transparently by doing what we say we will.

Our Vision

To be the premier resource for supply chain professionals in the greater Houston area

Our Mission

To support and drive the success of supply management professionals through effective training and development programs, and by providing strong leadership and networking opportunities.

Our Constituents

All supply chain professionals in the Houston area, including students pursuing a supply chain related degree.

Our History

For more than a century, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) has impacted supply management and the purchasing profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development and research.

Since 2008, ISM has trained over 60,000 professionals in more than 30 countries. Thousands have received ISM’s coveted Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) designations.

ISM research impacts the global economy. The ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® is one of the most reliable economic indicators available. Published monthly since 1931, the report includes the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), developed in 1982 with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which measures new orders, production, employment and supplier deliveries. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business®debuted in 1998.

Over 100 years of experience speaks for itself: ISM can help you succeed!