Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program:
Professional Profile Development Exchange
  • February 9, 2016


Professional Profile Development Exchange
One of the many benefits of ISM membership is the networking and educational opportunities that our local affiliate provide. Our February 9th meeting will showcase the accumulated knowledge and experience of our members. We have arranged for ISM-CB members like you, to share their experiences in supply chain. The program goal is to help everyone become more familiar with the wide variety of supply-chain challenges facing individuals who make up our organization. This will be a collaborative discussion on topics of interest that affect us all so that we can draw on our similarities and help our understanding of what resources other members may provide.

There are many benefits to membership, but understanding the significance of what each of us provide to the organization is how we plan to set our affiliate apart from other professional organizations. It is our hope that you recognize the impact each of you have on our organization and the resources that are available when we come together as a group to learn and grow in our profession.
When: February 9, 2016

Where: Country Gentleman, 9921 W Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336

Date/Time: February 9, 2016; Program starts at 6:00 pm. People start gathering around 5:30 pm.

Cost: Dinner is paid on your own - order from the menu. No charge to attend, invite your interested colleagues to join us.

RSVP: RSVP@ismcb.org

Kyle P. Root, Contract Specialist, CHPRC Procurement

2016 Annual Membership Dues
2016 Annual membership dues are due and payable before the end of January. If you missed our invoice and need another copy, please feel free to contact me; Cory_S_Miller@rl.gov  or 376-0511.

Pay via check or credit card. To pay by PayPal without an account, just on the PayPal link and look for the option to pay by credit card. There is no additional charge from PayPal for using that method. http://www.ismcb.org/membership/index.htm

Seminar: Mitigating Risks in Purchase Orders & Contracts

In this seminar our speakers will discuss strategies to mitigate the risk of failure when contracting for products and services.  Speakers will cover important topics, including; bonds and insurance, warranties, payments and options, vetting potential contractors and communication. Fee for the all-day seminar includes snack, a box lunch and handouts. Participation is limited to the first 40 paid registrants.

April 6, 2016, Richland Community Center.  Registration form and more information

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

Government Procurement Regulation Compliance isn't easy. Keeping up with proposed changes, legal protests and audit findings is an important organizational policy. In a new presentation for our local NCMA chapter, Getting in Front of Regulation Compliance I discuss the strategy and web links that I used. Presentation and reference posted for my colleagues at http://www.mltweb.com/handouts/index.htm

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

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 : 

ASQ Section 0614 Dinner Meeting
February 9, 2016
Data Analytics:
The Good, the Bad and the Challenges

Toni Austin
Manager, IS&T Systems Engineering
Bechtel National, Inc.


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/

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 Event 
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

April 6

ISM-CB Seminar; Mitigating Risk in Purchase Orders & ContractsRegistration form and more information  
Richland Community Center

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 December 2015

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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