ISM-Central Florida, Inc.

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

Central Florida's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM—Central Florida is committed to the professional development of supply management practitioners through education and networking opportunities. Chapter membership represents a variety of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and government.  You are invited to connect and network with your local supply chain colleagues through ISM—Central Florida’s networking and education events, and plant tours.

Upcoming Events




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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


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Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.



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Optimizing Your Shoring Strategy

Over the last few years, manufacturers have considered making significant changes to their network footprints in response to global disruptions and an uncertain geopolitical landscape. While some companies are starting to put those plans into action, many are still evaluating whether and how to change their manufacturing locations.

Register to join us in this interactive webinar where we will explore

  • Trends in nearshoring and reshoring
  • Considerations for leading companies when deciding on shoring strategy changes
  • Credits and incentives that can help fund strategic investments
  • A practical framework to help your company optimize its shoring strategy

The Path to ISM—Central Florida Revitalization is Underway!

It has been a few months since my last message and we are making some progress. You will soon see some new announcements about events and educational opportunities that we are offering to our members. Timing and effort are everything – and we are trying to be creative in our planning. We have been closely engaged with the Board of Directors for ASCM Space Coast. They are in the same boat as we are and we are collaborating to plan joint events across Central Florida from the Space Coast to Tampa. I’m sure you can imagine the challenges we face while planning and making sure we have great turnouts that members are interested in. So, I ask that you please be patient as we make these arrangements, as I’m sure you find these fun and enjoyable.

In the meantime, we are also working on sending out a survey to gain an understanding of what you, our members, are interested in getting from your ISM—CF membership. We want to make sure that you are getting what you want/need to continue to enhance your professional growth. When you see the survey, please take a few moments to respond – it’s the only way we can make sure we serve YOU.

As a reminder, here are your current ISM—Central Florida Board Members. As you can see, we still have some open positions. Please feel free to reach out to this group should you be interested in helping us revitalize the chapter and make us the best chapter in ISM!

  • President - Traci Nichols (Beltrees Consulting)
  • Vice President - Andy Singer (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
  • Treasurer - Chet Taff (Beltrees Consulting)
  • Director, Marketing & Communications - David Billingsley (City of Orlando)
  • Director, Membership – Ellery Triche (Envista)
  • Co-Directors, Education – Andy Singer (Temporary) & Ernie Hernandez (Primo Water North America)
  • Director, Professional Development - OPEN
  • Secretary -OPEN

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements about events, networking, and educational webinars, as we are continuing to lock down the calendar. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

~Traci L Nichols

Supply Management News & Reports

The Intersection of X-Shoring and Logistics

May 01, 2024

Nearshoring and reshoring trends are inspiring supply management organizations to modify transportation networks to save on shipping costs and shorten lead times.


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