Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program:
Management Panel; Professional Resources

John Robinson
 November 10,  Applebee's, Kennewick
5:30 p.m. networking, 6:00 dinner, 6:15 program 
(no charge to participate, order from the menu and pay server)

RSVP please:   RSVP@ismcb.org

Management Panel; Professional Resources

 November 10, 2015 Applebee's, Kennewick
Moderator John Robinson will lead a management panel discussion about the skills, abilities, experience and education they value in professional resources.  Discussion questions example: Based on years of supervising, hiring and promoting supply chain professionals, what attributes differentiate a great employee or lead to a highly marketable career?  What education or training would enhance my contributions and make me a more valuable resource to the organization?

The panel includes managers from various industries who will discuss the subject and, as time allows answer questions form the audience:  Pat Marmo, Bryan Tinnin, Peggy Glossen, John Noble  

People start gathering around 5:30 p.m. Dinner is paid on your own - order from the menu. No charge to attend, invite your interested colleagues to join us. RSVP@ismcb.org 

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference, October 2015 - Here are a few of my notes and observations-

The conference in Portland was great. Our conference planning committee pulled together world-class speakers for two days of education, networking and idea exchange. ISM Spokane organized the conference and I think they did an awesome job.

Participating in a regional conference is a great way to hear speakers and meet colleagues in cost-effective and collaborative setting. read my notes.

Career Opportunities

Did you miss our members-only notice in early October about several career opportunities? From time to time we hear from our members about career opportunities in the northwest. As time allows I've been sharing those opportunities with our ISM-CB members. Networking, sharing skills, resources and career opportunities are some of the values of membership in ISM-CB.  If you aren't a member - contact our Membership Directory Cory Miller for help in completing the application process.

Here is a sample of what we shared - an organization that may still have one senior buyer position open: https://www.selinc.com/careers/applynow.aspx 

Holiday Social  & Program

ISM-CB and NCMA members and friends will celebrate the holidays on December 4 with a special program and gathering at Meadow Springs Country Club.  Read more about it and RSVP.

IMO (in my opinion....):  Mike Taylor, C.P.M.

Information Governance Imperative

I'm just back from our Conference in Portland. A number of the speakers commented about Big Data, the Internet of Things and Cloud data Services. These technologies are already and will increasingly affect supply Chains. Many of these technologies will be outsourced or directly incorporated into contractual agreements. Thus in my opinion, supply chain professionals need to become acquainted with the buzzwords and issues now. Read more…. http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm#Information_Governance 

More comments here: http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm

ISM-CB Education Exchange - building a professional network.

Personal Value Strategy: Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.

American Society for Quality :  www.asq614.org/
 November Meeting Announcement

Webinar November 18: http://energybustraining.com/registration.html

Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Washington PTAC - February Government Contracting Opportunities, News, & Events

Ashley Coronado
PTAC Government Contracting Assistance Specialist
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kennewick, 509.736.0510

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

 NCMA web site: http://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/index.html

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.

ISM-CB 2015-2016 Education Opportunity Calendar

June 13

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting

July 21

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Contact Bryan Tinnin
5:30 p.m., Round Table, Kennewick

August 18

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

September 15

ISM-CB Program Professional Networking
Cory Miller, Contract Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 Applebee’s, Kennewick

September 22

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

September 30

NIGP Workshop –Tools for Ensuring Contractor Performance
Instructor, Mike Purdy, Michael E. Purdy Associates, LLC

October 1-2

Pacific NW Public Purchasing Assoc. (PNPPA) Workshop,
Hampton Inn, Richland
coordinator: Cathy Robinson, Purchasing Manager, City of Richland

October 13

ISM-CB Program; Professional tools & resources on the ISM Web Site
Mike Taylor, C.P.M. Supply Chain Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 Applebee’s,  Kennewick

October 20

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

October 26-28

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference,  Portland
 Registration brochure

November 10

ISM-CB Program; Senior Management Panel
John Robinson, Manager acquisition Planning
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

November 17

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

December 4

ISM-CB & NCMA Networking Social 
Combined Social and program with NCMA. -
Meadow Springs Country Club,  Coordinator: Angie Gagnon
More details and RSVP instructions

December 4

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

January  12

ISM-CB Program: Regional Economic Report Card
Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Washington DOL
Location;  Country Gentlemen,   Kennewick
Program starts at 5:45;  networking and dinner 4:30
coordinator: Cathy Robinson

January 19

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact Bryan Tinnin

February 9

ISM-CB Program Professional Profile Development & Exchange
Kyle Root, Contract Specialist, CH2M PRC
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

March 15

ISM-CB Seminar; Mitigating Risk in Purchase Orders & Contracts
Richland Library

April  (tbd)

Plant Tour

May 10?

ISM-CB Program;  Strategic Sourcing
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

May 13-14, 15-17

ISM Leadership Training & International Conference, Indianapolis

May 15-17

ISM International Conference, Indianapolis

June (tbd)

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting

Oct. 17-19, 2016 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference - Seattle
Save the date flyer


 updated October, 2015

Who Are we?

Contact ISM-CB:  President / Membership Chair / Information   / Web Site

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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