Our profession is advancing rapidly and changing almost daily, posing new challenges to the supply management professional. As our industry evolves, so does professional training. We are the only supply management association that provides training in all areas of our supply management profession.

Please visit our Education Calendar for upcoming events! 

We are in the process of updating our training portfolio. Below outlines the classes available on-site or via Zoom:

  •      "Defending Against Supplier Price Increases"  (2 hours)
  •      "Best Practices in Collaborative Cost Reduction with Suppliers"  (2 hours)
  •      "Effective Negotiations" - Several options
  •      "Principles of Legal Contracting" (4 hours)
  •      "Writing a Best Practice Statement of Work" (4 hours)

If you are interested in any of these classes or have other training needs, contact Randy Christoffersen, Executive Director, or 612.801.8796.


Don't forget our monthly Professional Development Meetings!

Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Twin Cities June Professional Development Meeting - Mexico Sourcing

“Best-In-Class Sourcing Process:
Grow Your Sourcing in Mexico”

Zoom link sent when registration closes

Sponsor: 700 ISM—Twin Cities, Inc.
Maria Llama Esteinou, Drew Sheffield





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 and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.





Chapter Meeting

ISM-Twin Cities: July Pro Dev Meeting - SRM & Lifecycle Mgmt

Supplier Lifecycle and the power of Supplier Relationship Management.

At our July 17th meeting, Protiviti will present an update on Supplier Lifecycle Management and Supplier Relationship Management.

They will cover the following:

• How to increase revenue generation and cost reduction through increased supply chain visibility and reduction in supply disruption
• Supplier performance management and score carding
• Increased business development and innovation driving competitive advantage for New Product Introduction
• Third Party Risk Management

If you are interested in learning more about driving increased efficiency, improving availability, better operational execution, and increased accountability within your supply base, you will not want to miss this presentation!  Dinner will be served.

Sponsor: 700 ISM—Twin Cities, Inc.
Graco Headquarters (North Minneapolis)
Greg Scharine