Leadership Team  2015-2016

ISM-CB Program:
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • May 10, Applebee's, Kennewick
  • 5:30 pm networking & dinner
  • 6:30 pm program
  • No cost to attend
  • Participants order and pay direct to Applebee's
  • RSVP required RSVP@ismcb.org

Strategic Sourcing- One Approach to Herding Cats
ISM-CB’s May program brings two guest speakers from Boise Idaho to share how one organization approached leveraging spend. The presentation will be an overview of the process and strategy Boise Inc. applied. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to share the challenges and the success you’ve experienced when attempting to consolidate spend.
Trent Kaylor-
Corporate Purchasing Manager ‘Packaging Corporation of America’
Tom Concannon-
Corporate Supply Chain Analyst
Leadership Positions Open to all ISM-CB members

ISM-CB will have several leadership positions available for the 2016-17’ calendar year. Participating in a leadership on the board is not only a great way to expand your knowledge of the operations of our local association, but also to further network with purchasing professionals in our geography. The idea of an additional commitment can be a little scary with our busy lives and schedules, but in reality most of the time, the commitment is limited to a single meeting for an hour and half each month outside of the regular dinner meeting.

Can participation as a leader in a professional association enhance career opportunities?  Absolutely!  here's how.....

Below is a description of the open positions that are available and a rough idea of the time commitment:

Vice President: Attends the BOD meeting monthly, engages with board and members in regards to direction of ISM-CB. (This position is really a two year commitment as the vice president will assume the affiliate presidency at the end of the term)

Secretary: We do have an existing candidate for this position.

Treasurer: This position will require some time with our existing Treasurer, who has agreed to stay on to train someone over the next several months, so that the incoming individual understands the process. This is a very critical position in not only keeping the affiliate in compliance with reporting, but a great opportunity for somebody to add to their resume.

Director:  Attends the monthly BOD meetings and participates in setting the direction of the affiliate. The Board of Directors may be responsible for special assignments or tasks as requested by the President or Vice President.

If you have a desire to participate, but can’t commit to a regular time schedule, please let us know and we can accommodate you and help you build on your career goals and objectives.

The General Business meeting and Election of Officers for the 2016-’17 fiscal year will be held the evening of June 14, 2016 with an initial planning meeting immediately following. If you have an interest in participating in any of the positions above please respond with your request in writing to Todd Johnson (tjjohnson7@hotmail.com ) by no later than May 17.

Todd Johnson.  Incoming ISM-CB President

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

Price & Cost Analysis + Negotiating Long-Term Agreements

By understanding the factors that influence a seller's price, buyers can gain leverage in the acquisition process. We can write our solicitations and conduct negotiations to get the best agreement.

Read more on this page:   http://www.mltweb.com/tools/tools.htm#Cost

If you are interested in hearing more... I will be discussing this concept more at two seminars in May.   Here are links to the seminar flyers - still time to sign up for either one.

May 12 in Portland 

May 19 in Spokane 

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

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.


Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

Supply Chain Education and professional networking conference scheduled for October 17-19 in Seattle.  Details and contact information  

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 Procurement & Supply Chain Boot Camp - May 10-12.;  Contact Becky Chamberlain
Director Summer Session and Continuing Education,  becky.chamberlain@tricity.wsu.edu

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 & Contracts Registration form and more information  
Richland Community Center

April  12

Plant Tour, Manufacturing Services

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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