Leadership Team 2015-2016
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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by no later than May 17.
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.
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:
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
Pacific Northwest Purchasing
Supply Chain Education and professional networking conference scheduled for October 17-19 in Seattle. Details and contact information
ISM-CB Education Exchange
- building a
Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.
American Society for Quality :
The Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter
National Contract Management
Institute For Management
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.
Who Are we?
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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