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Leadership Team  2017-2018
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Program planner

  • ISM-CB Program
    April 10, Applebee's Kennewick
    5:30 p.m. No-host dinner & networking
     
ISM-CB Program - April 10, 2018

Join us at Applebee's on April 10 for our program discussion. We'll review and discuss online Podcasts related to supply chain and management topics. No-host dinner and networking starts at 5:30 p.m. and our program discussion will starts at about 6:15.  Please rsvp so we can appropriately set the room. RSVP@ismcb.org 

CPSM exam preparation

Good Afternoon - We are looking to see if there is enough interest in trying to squeeze the CPSM Module #1 Study Review Class in before the tests change in September!.... If you would be interested or know someone who would be interested – please reply to this e-mail.

Please pass this information onto anyone you may know that would be interested in this review class.

ALSO – PLEASE NOTE THAT ISM IS CHANGING THE CPSM MODULES AND EXAMS IN SEPTEMBER 2018 SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT TAKING YOUR TESTS AND GETTING YOUR CERTIFICATION BEFORE THEN.

If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

Thea Prince,  Senior Procurement Specialist
City of Spokane  tprince@spokanecity.org

 

NEGOTIATION

Do you negotiate contracts and purchase orders for a living? Here are some thoughts and tips for conducting better negotiations:

Find more articles, past presentations and suggestions for improving your negotiations on my web site at http://www.mltweb.com/tools/tools.htm

Plant Tour; Preferred Freezer Services

Brian has organized yet another interesting plant tour for us; Preferred Freezer Services in Richland. Tour size is limited to 10 people, so Brian has arranged a tour on two consecutive days.

  •  Tour dates are May 9th and May 10th.
  •  Each tour date is limited to 10 people.
  •  ISM members get first opportunity for tour.  (Non ISM members may tour if space is available.)
  •  Start time is at 2:00 PM.
  •  Please show up 15 minutes early.
  •  Specific instructions will be emailed to individuals after they sign up for tour.
  •  No open shoes and no shorts. Personal protective equipment will be proved by Preferred Cold Storage
  •  Tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.

Contact ISM-CB Champion: Brian Herschto reserve your place.

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

Seminar:  Introduction to Public Procurement

05/23/2018 - 05/25/2018 ;   8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Location: 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd,  Spokane, WA 99201
Instructor: Christine O. Weber, CPPB, C.P.M.
Hosted By: Washington State Chapter of NIGP
registration information

American Society for Quality :  www.asq614.org/

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
www.tricityregionalchamber.com

The Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter
https://chapters.theiia.org/mid-columbia/Pages/default.aspx

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 Education Opportunity Calendar 2017-2018
BOD Planning calendar - send program suggestions to President@ismcb.org

June 13, 2017

ISM-CB Annual Business and BOD & Planning Meeting

July 25, 2017

ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting
Contact Cory Miller
5:30 p.m., Round Table, Richland

Aug. 22, 2017 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting
Contact Cory Miller
5:30 p.m., Round Table, Richland

September 12, 2017

ISM-CB Program: Professional Networking
Mike Taylor , Naila Prieto, Procurement Supply Specialist
5:30 Applebee’s, Kennewick

September 19, 2017

ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting, all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,

October 10, 2017

SM-CB Program; Fraud Identification and what to look for in an accounting system
Speaker, Bill Craven CHPRC Cost/Price Analyst
ISM-CB Champion: Cory Miller
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

October 15-18, 2017

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference -
hosted by  ISM Western Washington
Seattle, WA

October 24

ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting, all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,

November 14

ISM-CB Program; Suspect/Counterfeit items, identification and issues
Speaker, Rick Warriner,
ISM-CB Champion: Kyle Root
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

November 21

ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting, all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,

December 12

Program cancelled

December 19

ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting, all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,

January 9, 2018

International Sourcing Panel Discussion
Speakers: Scott Williams, Brian Hersch and Nick Cino from Lamb Weston Trade Compliance.
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick
ISM-CB Champion: Brian Hersch
January 16, 2018 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting, all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
February 13, 2018 Regional Economic Impact
Speaker Asja Suljic, Washington State Employment Security Department Regional Economist
5:30 p.m. CG Public House, 9221 W Clearwater, Kennewick
ISM-CB Champion: Scott Williams
February 20, 2018 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting,  all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
March 13, 2018

ISM-CB Program;
Round Table Discussion & Problem Solving
No-host dinner & networking 5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick

March 20, 2018 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting,  all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
April 10,2018 ISM-CB Program;
5:30 p.m. Applebee’s, Kennewick
April 17, 2018 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting,  all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
May 9, 2018
& repeat
May 10
Plant Tour; Preferred Freezer Services
ISM-CB Champion: Brian Hersch
Tour participation limited to 15 each day 
May 15, 2018 ISM-CB BOD & Planning Meeting,  all members welcome
Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
June (tbd ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: tbd  Cory Miller,
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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