ISM-West Georgia, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

West Georgia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

The Institute for Supply Management – West Georgia, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. Founded in 1983, ISM-West Georgia, Inc. is a volunteer driven chapter of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) - the most respected worldwide supply management association. 

Upcoming Events





Leveraging the ISM Report On Business® and Semiannual Economic Forecast

The ISM Report On Business® makes the news each month with its Manufacturing and Services PMI® Indexes. The Report On Business® has been a reliable indicator of economic conditions for more than 80 years. Twice each year, in the spring and in the fall, the Report On Business® issues its Semiannual Economic Forecast. This year the Spring 2022 Semiannual Economic Forecast was issued at ISM World 2022 annual conference in May.

This interactive presentation will provide background on and expert analysis of the Spring 2022 Semiannual Economic Forecast by the Chairs of the Business Survey Committees for both the Manufacturing PMI® and the Services PMI®. The presentation will also discuss how best to leverage the data from a procurement leader's standpoint, as well as how to use it within your team to improve strategic decision-making.






Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks impacting global supply chains. In July, topics such as commodity shortages, inflation, impacts from the Ukraine and Russia war, and financial health of the economy with the prospect of a recession will be addressed. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.






Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual

ISM®'s Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) Annual Conference is recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry. Given the current environment and the impact to supply chain, this virtual event will focus on resilience. Working with our executive committee of utilities professionals, suppliers and thought leaders—and pulling from our continued research data on the impact of COVID-19—we have put together a focused virtual event packed with education, and yes, connection with other supply chain professionals and suppliers within the utilities industry. LEARN MORE AT

Welcome to ISM-West Georgia

Inc. support of our mission to foster development and leadership of supply management professionals, we have the below benefits of membership:

  • Networking – Connect with hundreds of professionals at chapter events and establish a peer support network.
  • Certifications – The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) designations provide you an edge in career advancement while demonstrating your expertise in the field of supply management.
  • Education Opportunities – Access to educational and professional development events at dinner meetings.
  • Other Perks – Including volunteer opportunities and Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

Please feel free to contact me at or any board member if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to volunteer. We are always looking for volunteers to be involved in planning and organizing the chapter activities. I appreciate the chance to get to know you. 

On behalf of ISM- West Georgia Board of Directors, we look forward to serving you better and helping you advance your career through participation in our chapter events.


Andrew Kwok, CPSM, CPSD
Chapter President

Supply Management News & Reports

Is It Time to Decouple Your Supply Chain from China?

May 10, 2022

The economic, business and moral costs of sourcing from China continue to accelerate, as integrating the nation into the global economic order hasn’t improved its human rights record or advanced the cause of democracy.

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