ISM-Eastern Virginia, Inc.

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

Eastern Virginia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

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The ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc. (ISM—EVA) chapter regularly engages in building the community of procurement and supply chain professionals committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence through education, networking, and shared experiences. Formed in 1982, this group has been the local leader in providing educational opportunities for our profession and the industry overall.


ISM—EVA is a vibrant and exciting opportunity for any professionals in supply chain, procurement, and contracting. Since inception, the organization has grown to 100+ members, with a passion for excellence in professional development and connecting top performers within the industry.  As a member, you will enjoy preferred pricing and gain access to exclusive ISM® opportunities. Contact us to learn more!

Upcoming Events





ISM World 2024 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Las Vegas, NV




Member Only

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.

Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil


Member Only

Drive Cost Savings with Commercial Real Estate Negotiating Tactics

Businesses are facing numerous financial challenges today. Whether it’s rising wages or borrowing costs, or declining revenues, the current environment is not for the faint of heart. With commercial real estate a top expense for most businesses, please join Jonathan Keyser and Brian Uretzky as they provide strategies and negotiating tactics to help office and industrial space users maximize savings today.


Message from the President

It would be an understatement to say the past few years have been unprecedented and challenging for many businesses, organizations, and individuals.  While ISM—EVA will continue to monitor local health requirements, we are excited to begin in-person meetings and events again in the coming year.   

Along with our traditional events you have come to expect, such as our Economic Forecast for the Hampton Roads area, and our Port Supply Chain updates, we are excited to launch more diverse events as we look to expand membership within our profession and throughout our area.  Beyond in-person events, ISM—EVA is also partnering with ISM—New Jersey, Inc. to offer an expanded calendar of webinars and CEH opportunitites (most are a member benefit!).  

From everyone on our outstanding Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to ISM—EVA, and we cannot wait to show you the wonderful benefits of your continued support and membership, for many years to come.

James (L.J.) Ferguson, CPSM

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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.

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Supply Management News & Reports

Waiting for Demand to Land

January 11, 2024

Inflation is cooling and a recession could be avoided, but motivated consumers are critical to continued U.S. economic growth.

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Unlock the Future of Supply Chain & Procurement: Join us at ISM World 2024!

The ISM World Annual Conference is the conference of the year for over 2,000 professionals in procurement and supply chain. This event offers an unparalleled experience, providing cutting-edge education, networking opportunities with industry thought leaders and peers, and the chance to connect with innovative suppliers and discover the latest products and solutions.

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Recognizing Supply Management Leaders and Mentors

This prestigious award is presented to an individual whose career accomplishments have promoted the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management profession. Those chosen for the award have also assisted, mentored and guided other members of the profession to excel in their own endeavors.