ISM-Twin Cities, Inc.

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

Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals - ISM-Twin Cities

We hope that you are enjoying our wonderful Twin Cities' weather. As the pandemic continues to decilne, we are anxious to see you face-to-face when you are comfortable meeting in person.  Going forward, we plan to hold a mix of face-to-face and online meetings to try to meet the needs of as many members as possible.

Upcoming Events

  • December



    In a constantly shifting business environment, it’s more important than ever for organizations to benchmark their performance for sourcing and procurement processes. Yet many organizations struggle when it comes to choosing the right measures or knowing how to compare their performance against peers or competitor.

    In this presentation, Marisa Brown, APQC Senior Principal Research Lead, will highlight important benchmarking considerations for sourcing and procurement, as well as the most popular measures. She will focus on:

    ·        Setting the context for benchmarking procurement

    ·        Categories of measures

    ·        Top benchmarks and measures for procurement

    ·        Benchmarking as a process


    Sponsor: 700 ISM-Twin Cities, Inc.
    Marisa Brown
  • January



    This presentation will cover Trade and Customs Hot Topics, Current Trends and Outlook for 2022.

    Presentation Outline:

    ·        Trade Landscape – Current Trends and Hot Topics in Trade

    ·        Trade Outlook – What is on the Horizon?

    ·        Tools and Techniques for Mitigating your Tariff Impacts

    Sponsor: 700 ISM-Twin Cities, Inc.
    Jessica Libby

Welcome! from the President

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website. On behalf of the board, come on in. Explore our site and stay a bit.

ISM-Twin Cities is a non-profit organization, run primarily by volunteers, focused on education, professional development, and networking for those in sourcing and supply chain. Our chapter has monthly membership meetings where we discuss topics relevant to today’s professionals and networking opportunities. We’d love to see you online or in person!

Look for information on the Fall Conference. This two-day seminar is packed with speakers focused on ideas to take back to the workplace. The conference is a great value for the amount of information provided and close to home.

Find the great periodic seminar offerings on the web site. There is probably one coming up soon! The topics are related to the core work done in our industry every day.

ISM-Twin Cities offers courses to assist participants to earn CPSM® certification. This certification is a great tool to have in any position, just starting a career or towards the end of a career. The courses help attendees prepare to pass each section of the exam.

Not a member of ISM-Twin Cities? Please join us. Consider this a personal invitation from myself and the board to join as a member. Becoming a member offers many benefits at the local and global level. Members can find many options to help become leaders of their careers.

If you need more information, please contact the office for further information.  You may e-mail or call 952.564.3045.

Kent Kolstad, CPSM, C.P.M.
President, ISM-Twin Cities, Inc.

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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Member Testimonial - ISM-Twin Cities, Inc.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about joining ISM?
ISM and the local chapters provide access to networking, professional development, conferences, leadership opportunities, best practice benchmarking and lifelong connections. This applies to supply management professionals who are at any stage of their career. It’s really a no-brainer for anyone who is serious about their career in supply management and would like to continue their education on a reoccurring basis.

What do you value most about your ISM membership?
I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors at ISM-Twin Cities for 5 years which has accelerated my leadership development and networking as a young professional. This active role in the organization has created excellent benchmarking opportunities which I can utilize at my existing employer and beyond. My network has drastically expanded in this short time and will continue to grow as I stay involved in ISM throughout my career.

Corey Gustafson, CPSM
Commodity Manager

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