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ISM Greater Grand Rapids

Welcome to the website for ISM Greater Grand Rapids.  As an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management, we have been providing educational opportunities for our membership since 1919.  They include eight Professional Dinner Meetings (PDM), tours, seminars, and webinars.  So take a look around.  If you are not a member and would like to try us out, please contact us:

We provide over 35 hours of educational opportunities in addition to networking with your peers in the Supply Chain profession.  Again, reach out to us as we would like to assist you in growing in the profession.

Thomas Cole, C.P.M.
President ISM Greater Grand Rapids


Podcast of Tony Conant, Chief Operating Officer of ISM is now available in the Members section in the PDM Handouts Videos and Podcasts page

The Greater Grand Rapids Report on Business covering July is now avaiable in the Members section. 

The Greater Grand Rapids Report on Business covering June is now avaiable in the Members section. 

06- 06-16 
The Greater Grand Rapids Report on Business covering May is now avaiable in the Members section. 

The Greater Grand Rapids Report on Business covering April is now avaiable in the Members section. 


14th Annual Midwest  
Supply Chain Management Conference
"Working together to drive business value." 
March 16, 2017
8:00- 4:00 p.m. 
Early Bird:
$225/person (register by February 23, 2017)
Regular Registration: $275/person
Group Registration: $225/person
(3 or more from same company)  
Student Registration: $35
(Students must be enrolled full time at a university. Call 616-771-0327 to register)  


GVSU-Eberhard Center
301 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Individuals with responsibility for product design/engineering, procurement/sourcing, manufacturing/operations, distribution/logistics, customer demand management, human resources and information technology.


Sunrise Series Register Link

The Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event. This year's conference will include leaders from industry, consulting and academia who will share practical experiences in the areas of:

  • Operations & Logistics
  • Growth & Innovation
  • Global Perspectives
  • Leadership & Development
Continued change in the global economy has created new opportunities for supply chain professionals. Future success will be heavily influenced by the strategies, practices and
processes that organizations put in place to facilitate innovation and operational excellence.  
As an individual or as an organization, you will walk away from this conference with positive energy and new ideas for the future. 


  • Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - The US and Midwest Economy in 2017: Implications for Supply Chain Firms
  • Kevin Smith, President and CEO, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting - The Critical Importance of Supply Chains, Personal Success and Challenges for the Next Ten Years


Sunrise Series Register Link    


Sponsorship opportunities are available. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Contact Natalia Kovicak at or 616-771-0327 
if you have any questions.
Assistance: Kathy, Affiliate Admin (616) 490-8608 or
Event Partners: