Leadership Team 2014-2015
Big Data, Cloud Computing and
What are they and why do we care?
Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
Notice the change in program location
May 12, Applebee's -
Networking @ 5:30p.m., Program ~6:30 p.m.
Big Data, Cloud
Computing and Electronic Records-
What are they and why do we care? _ Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
These new technologies are the Holy Grail for large organizations. But these new technologies come with risks. As companies seek new processes in order to stay competitive and reduce costs, they will depend on procurement to write contracts and help with implementation.
This is the way it was characterized for supply chain managers in a recent online presentation. “We seek enlightenment by being able to compile, analyze and mine information from all of our systems in all of our factories, sales locations, warehouses and support organizations. Once we have all that information, we also want to integrate that data with our suppliers, shippers and distributors.”
Our discussion in May is intended to help people understand the terminology and discuss some of the issues that will have to be addressed in our contracts and processes.
Here is a very detailed report prepared for DHL about the
growing trend of connecting “things” to the internet.
See you at the program
Strategies for Personal Growth
Become a valued member of your organization
Do contracts have to include "WHEREAS" clauses? When should we seek legal advice for writing contracts?
This short article about contract drafting raises some good points about when to seek legal advice and making sure the written agreement says what you intend (or not).
my opinion....): Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
Is Your Cloud Computing Strategy Safe?
Trivia Question: What well-known family is in the news [again] with problems exacerbated by electronic information and emails stored in the “Cloud” and on personal devices? As exciting as the new problem might be, I suggest that the important lesson to be learned is how vulnerable we all are to problems with electronic communications and data. Read the full article here...
Like any new business tool, Cloud Computing strategies should be thoroughly evaluated for risks, and mitigating safety precautions taken BEFORE implementation. Don’t assume old strategies – such as locked doors or paper shredders - will protect electronic records.
We'll talk more about this at our May program. More thoughts here: http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm
Read all about it on the NAPM-Spokane web site
ISM-CB Experience Exchange
- building a
Personal Value Strategy: Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.
American Society for Quality :
April 2015 ASQ Section 0614 newsletter is now available.
For more information about ASQ Section 614: http://www.asq614.org.
The Make it in Washington team has updated information about the MiiW scholarship. I have attached the updated information and ask that you share it with your membership. It would be helpful if you could post to the ISM website and if you could make an announcement at the next meeting.
ISM – Columbia Basin members who work for a manufacturer in any Southeastern Washington counties are eligible for the scholarship. There are other eligible counties and they are listed in the attachment.
I have the application forms and can assist any interested individual apply. This is a great opportunity for members to get tuition free education at WSU, Highline Community College, U of W, and Shoreline Community College.
Jerry Baker, Shoreline Community College
Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Washington PTAC - February Government Contracting Opportunities, News, & Events
Understanding Government Contracting Solicitations
National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
NCMA web site: http://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/index.html
Compliance Hot Topics: Small Business Subcontracting Plans and
Representations and Certifications
The presentation “Compliance Hot Topics” is designed for industry professionals and will keep them abreast of significant developments in small business subcontracting plans to include updates on penalties and plan requirements. Also covered are current developments in representations and certifications affecting both company compliance plans and Agency contracting officer’s oversight responsibilities.
The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council is currently
recruiting a Research Intern. Please note that the closing date is April 30,
For more information about the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, please visit our website at www.erfc.wa.gov
Institue For Management Accountants
IMA web site: http://ima.labworks.org/
ISM-CB professional network exchange is our way of encouraging communication and discussion among our members. Sharing information, expertise and experience are just some of the many benefits of membership. Networking with other members is a great way to build a professional support team.
Who Are we?
ISM-Columbia Basin is the regional affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management a not-for-profit educational organization of over 40,000 Purchasing Agents, Buyers and Supply Chain Professionals. www.ism.ws Local membership represents companies from Moses Lake to Walla Walla including food processing, government contractors, educational institutions, utilities and manufacturing. New members and business professionals are always welcome at ISM-CB events. Visit the ISM-CB web site at: www.ismcb.org
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