Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program:
Professional Tools & Resources on the ISM Web Site

Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
 October 13,  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

Professional Tools & Resources on the ISM Web Site

The ISM web site contains numerous resources, references and educational opportunities. ISM members can watch free PODcasts about supply chain issues and locate training programs about negotiation, cost and price analysis, legal aspects of purchasing and much more. In this program , we'll explore the ISM web site and help people find the tools and resources  which are an important and valuable part of ISM membership.

Professional Tools and Resources on the ISM Web Site - October 13, 2015 Applebee's, Kennewick
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 

Big Data & Cloud Computing - What are they and whey do we care?

In one of the conference programs we will be discussing Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things. The IoT is already impacting our supply chain. If you aren’t sure about what these terms mean or why you should care, then this workshop will help. Join us at the conference. Read more articles about Bid Data and IoT in this newsletter; http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/ism/ism091515.php  We'll chat more t the conference - mlt

Purchase Order and Contract Writing tips

Writing and Communicating clearly are critical skills we use everyday. If we fail in our communication with suppliers and our end-users, then the contract fails, we get the wrong materials, the contractor doesn't perform correctly and our company can't be successful. In our conference program, we'll be talking about writing and communicating tips and techniques.  Here is a sample communication model we'll talk about in the workshop.
http://www.mltweb.com/handouts/safer_contract_model.pdf  We'll chat more at the conference - mlt

Attention ISM-Columbia Basin Members

You still have a few more days to register for the Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference in Portland. It's an  opportunity to hear well-known speakers on Supply Chain topics and network with professionals from around the northwest.

Here is Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference Brochure. Registration Brochure & Program Information

Read more on the NAPM-Spokane web site

CPSM Study Class -

Offered by ISM Spokane and available as a remote GoTo Meeting event. Location: Classes will be held in the Conference Room at Gonzaga University, Plant Services building at 1004 N Ruby and via GoTo Meeting with a conference call at (509) 313-5648.  GoTo Meeting access codes will be sent to registered attendees on the Tuesday before each class.

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday nights beginning September 30, 2015

Cost: $99 for the 7 week session. Register with Thea Prince at (509) 625-6403 or tprince@spokanecity.org 

Materials: CPSM Study Guide from ISM is required. CPSM Exam Self-Study Workbook from ISM is optional. CPSM Diagnostic Kit from ISM is optional but recommended. These materials can be ordered from ISM at www.ism.ws.

Those of you who have already e-mailed me that you are interested can consider yourselves REGISTERED!  Just let me know how you wish to pay… your options are: 1) check on the first night of class 2) mail check to me at ISM-Spokane, Attn: Thea Prince, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA 99201 or 3) I can invoice you through Paypal for a small fee (to cover PayPal fee) of 2.9% plus $.30.

If anyone else decides they are interested… let me know! 

Thanks and have a GREAT day!

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

Career development note: Preventing Supply Chain Fraud using system and management controls is a very important topic in all industries. Also the new hot buzzwords ‘ Advanced Analytics’ as it applies to automated systems used to detect and prevent fraud. As you advance in your career, familiarity with these are subjects will differentiate you from other candidates and improve your value to the organization.

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

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.

Great article and lots of good references about charging without destroying cell phone batteries.


ISM-CB 2015-2016 Education Opportunity Calendar

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  and Program
Location: Meadow Springs
Coordinator: Angie Gagnon

December (tbd)

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Contact Bryan Tinnin

January  12

ISM-CB Program: Regional Economic Report Card
Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Washington DOL
Location; Applebee’s, Kennewick
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


 updated July 7, 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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