About Us


The Nebraska Chapter was established in 1922 and has grown to a membership of about 300. Our members are employed by manufacturing, educational institutes, medical, public power, transportation and service industries.

We want to provide information to our members to give them the tools and answers they need to help them with their jobs.  ISM-Nebraska and ISM-National both provide critical economic forecasting trends, as well as strategic information, not available from other sources. 

Educational activities are open to all members of ISM-Nebraska and to any member of co-sponsoring organizations (with proper proof of membership). Membership is open to anyone interested in the field of supply management, purchasing and supply management research, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, or any other activity or related functions. There are no barriers to full participation on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.



Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

ISM is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.

ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management (CSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).