Leadership Team 2016-2017
our January program was moved to February due to inclement weather.
Economic Report Card, Ajsa Suljic
Join us on Wednesday, February 15 [note the date change] for our annual Regional Economic Report Card. This is one of our most popular meetings of the year.
Our returning speaker is Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, WA State Employment Security Department who will provide us information on the State of the Labor Market in the Kennewick Metro Area (Benton and Franklin Counties). See the PowerPoint from last year’s presentation here .
As the regional labor economist covering Southeastern
Washington, Ajsa provides labor market information and analysis
to local economic planners, administrators, businesses and
residents. Currently serving as local labor market and economic
expert on multiple organizations.
Due to the large attendance for this meeting, it will be held at the County Gentlemen in their large Event Center. To coordinate this large meeting, a buffet dinner will be offered with no host bar drinks available for ordering.
This year your ISM-CB Board voted to
support our members
by covering a portion of the cost for the buffet dinner and room rental
and thus reduce the dinner fee for ISM-CB members. This is
our way of saying “Thank You” for being a member of the
ISM-Columbia Basin Chapter.
Either way, we need to know if you are going to attend as early as possible.
- March 27 - CBC Richland Health Science Center
Expect more details and registration information soon.
more about Daniel Wong
Seminar Learning Objectives:
1. Asia Business Landscape and its dynamics ( 45 mins - 1
ISM offers 1-hour web seminars on current topics. Use this link to register for upcoming seminars and view recordings from some of the previous seminars. Most are free. https://www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org/education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=6135
my opinion....) Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
Increases - Are You Prepared?
As Supply Chain Specialists, it’s our job to think strategically about issues that will affect our contract prices. Contract prices for critical supplies and services are affected by market pressures, shortages, transportation disruptions, global competition, sustainability policies, environmental regulations, lower-tier human rights concerns, etc. In the news lately is a major supply chain cost-pressure we can’t overlook; minimum wage increases. more...
More of my opinions here: http://www.mltweb.com/tools/imo.htm
DOE order 541.1C , Jan 17, 2017.
Appointment of Contracting Officers. Rewrites the old order.
Does not apply to contractors – but I think is a good example of
a policy statement describing procurement authority and required
CPSM Review Modules
Good Afternoon - It is time once again to start planning for the CPSM Study Review Classes for Module 2 & Module 3 which will be held in January and February of 2017. Classes will be available for remote access via GoToMeeting.
Check your calendars and determine whether you are interested in participating in either of these sessions. The Module 2 Study Review Class is scheduled to start January 4th so don’t wait to decide if you are interested.
Contact Thea Prince at ISM Spokane ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a copy of the registration information. Payment can be made by check or by Paypal for a small fee to cover the Paypal fee.
CPSM Study Aid
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ISM-CB Education Exchange
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Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues.
American Society for Quality : www.asq614.org/
The Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter
National Contract Management
Institute For Management
WSU Tri-Cities Professional Education https://tricities.wsu.edu/cepd/leadership-academy/
Emerging Tri-Cities http://www.emergingtricities.com/
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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