Leadership Team  2016-2017

ISM-CB Program:
  • September 13, 2016
  • Meet in lobby at 4:00pm
  • Networking & dinner to follow
    5:45 Round Table Pizza
    1435 George Washington Way, Richland
  • No cost to attend
  • RSVP@ismcb.org

WSU Wine Science Center - Strategic Cutting-edge Research

September 13, 2016 Tour in lobby at 4:00pm  Please RSVP for the tour -

WSU Tri-Cities is home to the Ste. Michelle Wines WSU Wine Science Center. This one-of-a-kind research and teaching facility is the right space in the right place to help the Washington wine industry remain environmentally sustainable and economically successful. Located in the heart of wine country, the Wine Science Center is the largest and most advanced facility of its kind world-wide and is ready to serve as a gathering place to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support local, regional, national and international collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research breakthroughs.

After the tour we'll meet for professional networking and pizza at Round Table, 1435 George Washington Way Richland.  Join us for networking even if you can't make the tour.  No RSVP required for the pizza networking. ISMCB BOD has agreed to buy the pizza!

contact:  Becky Chamberlain

ISM-Columbia Basin Leadership Team 2016-2017

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Membership Survey

ISM-CB members, please take a minute to provide feedback to our leadership team.


CPSM Review Class

ISM-Spokane is trying to determine the interest in starting our CPSM Study Review Classes again. If we can get enough interest the Module 1 Study Review Class will begin on September 28th. Attached is the Syllabus. Please reply to this e-mail if you are interested in taking this class. Contact Thea Prince tprince@spokanecity.org   If there are other individuals in your company/affiliate that may be interested, please pass this on. Remember, you don’t have to attend the class “in person” we do have a GoToMeeting option.  Flyer

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

Data Analysis
IMO, problems inherent in how data-overload affects decision making are no longer limited to managers in large companies. Online news sources, podcasts, social media, group sourcing web sites, texting, etc. can overload individuals with information. Filtering input and making appropriate decisions is not as obvious as it once was. This Wall Street Journal article shows an example; Blue Feed, Red Feed http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

In a similar way, new business-management software tools can bury management in reports and data. More data is not always helpful. Accordingly, the business-decision process cannot be static. Management must adapt their business operations to analyze and filter mounds of data so important information surfaces and becomes easy to understand.

It wasn’t always that way;........  read the rest of this article here

More of my opinions here http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm  

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

 Join professionals from around the Northwest at our supply-chain education and professional networking conference scheduled for October 17-19 in Seattle.  Details and contact information. Meet and listen to world-class presenters on subjects important to the success of your company and your career. The Pacific Northwest Purchasing conference brings programs and information to our local area. It is a cost-effective way to invest in education in lieu of traveling across the country and spending thousands of dollars. More information on the ISM-Western Washington Web Site www.ismww.org      2016 Conference Brochure

ISM Local Leadership

Managing and operating a local professional organization is not easy. It takes a dedicated team of volunteers. These are links and information that I hope will help.

The ISM web includes a lot of material to help leadership team members. In addition, ISM has conducted affiliate leadership training programs.

On Monday morning October 17, at the Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference in Bellevue we will be sharing ISM leadership materials, methods and ideas. All people, who are interested in the continued success of our local organizations, are invited to participate and network. View the Conference brochure for registration information at www.ismww.org

See you at the conference – Mike Taylor C.P.M.

Purchasing Agent - City of Kirkland ( Job # 16-0102)

Minimum Salary: $6,130.00 per month Maximum Salary: $7,212.00 per month Employment Type: Full Time Department: Finance & Administration Closes: September 05, 2016 at 11:30 PM (Open to current employees and the general public.)

Questions and/or technical issues regarding the on-line application process should be directed to the City of Kirkland Human Resources Department at 425-587-3210.

Outlook Tip - an appropriate legacy for a dedicated leader

 We all know how to quickly create new tasks or appointments by dragging the email to the Outlook Task button, or by setting up a quick step button. Outlook creates a task with the email message embedded inside.

But did you know:
1- That you can just select just part of the message, a single sentence or paragraph in an email and do the same thing – thus creating a task or appointment with just one piece of the complete message.


2- You can do the same thing with a block of text selected in a Word document or from a Web page!

Example: Reading a word document or web page and want to set up a task reminder or appointment about a specific paragraph; just select the paragraph and drop it on the Outlook Task Button

I learned this tip from one of my favorite email newsletters about Outlook.


Leadership in the 21st Century - WSUTC workshop

In a twenty-first century global marketplace where competition is at an all-time high and organizations are expected to do more with less, effective and transformational leadership is the difference between organizational success and failure.

At the WSUTC Leadership Academy, we develop high performing leaders by helping business professionals find their natural style of leadership and provide them with the necessary tools to become highly effective leaders.

Leadership in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Personal and Professional Intelligence (PPI) workshop is intended for leaders at all levels. It is the foundation to developing an individual’s natural style of leadership by focusing on one’s Personal and Professional Intelligence. Prior to attending this dynamic 5 day event, participants will be administered the EQi-2.0 leadership assessment ($500 value) as part of the workshop curriculum.

Misipati 'Semi' Bird has been internationally recognized as a dynamic public speaker and educator. With over 30 years of leadership experience in various sectors of industry and government, and as a Director of Training & Leadership Development, he knows what right looks like in effective leadership. Learn More

ISM Member Profile

I just wanted to remind you to check your profile on the ISM web site. ISM uses the contact information in your ISM profile to distribute member information, publications and notices. Also, the member information is used when you purchase educational materials and resources from ISM.

Each ISM member can create a log-in account to the ISM web site and edit their personal profile information. While you are there, add additional education and subscription preferences to get the most out of your ISM membership.

Please take steps to log in to the ISM web site and ensure your profile is correct.

Here is the Log-in link at ISM
Contact ISM Customer service if you have problems setting up an account or comments about the log-in process.

ISM-CB Education Exchange - building a professional network.
Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.

American Society for Quality : 

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

The Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
 NCMA web site: http://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/index.html

Institute For Management Accountants
 IMA web site: http://ima.labworks.org/

WSU  Tri-Cities Professional Education https://tricities.wsu.edu/cepd/leadership-academy/

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 2016-2017 Education Opportunity Calendar  (under development)


July 12

ISM-CB Planning Meeting


ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

September 13

ISM-CB Program: Tour of WSU Wine Science Center - 4:00pm. Professional Networking

September 20

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson  

October 11

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

October 12-13

Washington State APWA workshop,
Kennewick - details

October 17-19

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference,  Seattle
 Registration information

November 8

ISM-CB Program; Ethics and Compliance
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

November 15

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson


ISM-CB Networking Social 
details TBD


ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

January  11
Note Date change

ISM-CB Program: Regional Economic Report Card
Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, Washington DOL
Location;  Country Gentleman, Kennewick
Coordinator: Cathy Robinson


ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

February 15

ISM-CB Program Professional Development  program

February 21
Note Date change

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

March TBD


Plant Tour

April  12

ISM-CB Planning Meeting
Location: tbd
Contact President Todd Johnson

May 9

ISM-CB Program;  Mike Taylor


June (tbd)

ISM-CB Annual Business and Planning Meeting



 updated Aaugust, 2016

Who Are we?

Contact ISM-CB:  ISM-CB President / ISM-CB Membership Director/ISM-CB 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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