Leadership Team  2018-2019
meet your team

Regional Economic Report Card, Ajsa Suljic (detailed article below)

  •  When: Wednesday February 13, 2018
  •  Where: ,CG Public House
  •  Time: Buffet starts at 5:30 pm
  •  $20 for members $25 for non-members
  •  You may pre-pay using a credit card via the PayPal link on the ISM-CB website
    or RSVP@ismcb.org and pay cash or check at the door.
Annual Dues - payment deadline - Jan 31, 2019

Invoices for ISM 2019 dues have been distributed to members. Annual dues are due and payable in January. If you have questions about the process contact  Don Stewart, ISM-CB Membership Chair

Regional Economic Report Card, Ajsa Suljic

Join us on Wednesday February 13, our annual Regional Economic Report Card. This is one of our most popular meetings of the year. Invite you peers and management to join us.


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.
Here is the latest Benton County profile prepared by Ajsa & Franklin County

Due to the large attendance for this meeting, it will be held at the CG Public House 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.

  •  When: Wednesday February 13, 2018
  •  Where: CG Public House, Restaurant, 9921 W Clearwater Ave., Kennewick
  •  Time: Buffet starts at 5:30 pm Program starts about 6:15 to 6:30 pm.
  •  Cost: $20 for members $25 for non-members
  •  RSVP early – A head count has to be provided to County Gentleman no later than Feb 8
  •  You may pre-pay using a credit card via the PayPal link on the ISM-CB website
    or RSVP to RSVP@ismcb.org and pay cash or check at the door.

Questions: Please send any questions to Scott Williams admin@ismcb.org
Either way, we need to know if you are going to attend as early as possible.

Information Resource

Ever wonder how to find current population data about a specific location?  
Take a look at the U.S. census data here:  https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

(enter Benton County, WA for example) and pick a category on the left.
How could I use this?  hmmmm  Thinking about relocating to an "urban jungle" ?  Look at the Business category and select commuting characteristics of a location. in this case, it shows an estimate that 2% of the Benton County workforce walks to work. and remarkably 3.9% work from home.  Now compare to Seattle...you're gonna be surprised....

 

Networking Social - A few of our members networking and enjoying the evening.

 

Sankey Chart

Are you one of the many minions seeking a new way to impress management with purchasing data? Try a Sankey Chart. You can create a simple chart very quickly using this tool http://sankeymatic.com/  Here is a sample I created in just a few minutes online.  ... click to see large image ...enjoy

Funding source $ >>  Resulting Procurement method used  >>  Awarded dollars by business category

Here are some pretty cool examples of this type of chart used to show energy usage.
https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/commodities/energy

Let's Plan a Meeting...

Better a face-to-face discussion instead of endless emails; right?  Not necessarily.  A poorly planned and executed meeting can be a costly waste of time and leave participants more irritated than informed.  Planning and conducting an effective meeting is an important skill; well worth developing.  Here are a few of my pet peeves about poorly run meetings,  Effective Meetings.

Is a teleconference a better idea? NO! Not unless you plan to avoid the many technical irritants that will spoil your meeting. Here is a hilarious example of what can go wrong in a teleconference (so very true to life...)http://youtu.be/DYu_bGbZiiQ

Resource

As some of you may remember, I used to publish a supply-chain-related newsletter which included PC tips. With today's ubiquitous access to online search engines, my newsletter became moot and I stopped.  However, If you are interested , you can still find old copies of the newsletter and other articles I've written at the links below.

2019 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

SAVE THE DATES!    October 21-23, 2019
ISM-Spokane is proud to host the 2019 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference in Spokane, WA. 
More details here

ISM-CB Education Exchange - building a professional network.
Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues. Many professional organizations offer valuable educational opportunities. Most welcome non-members to participate.

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
NCMA Newsletters: https://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/Documents

Institute For Management Accountants
 IMA web site: http://ima.labworks.org/

ISM-Spokane https://ismspokane.org/

ISM - Western Washington https://www.ismww.org/

ISM- Portland-Vancouver: http://ismpv.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.

ISM-CB Education Opportunity Calendar 2018-2019
BOD Planning calendar - send program suggestions to President@ismcb.org

August, 21 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Sept. 11, 2018 Networking Meeting
location: Applebee's, Kennewick. ISM-CB Champion: Kyle Root
Sept. 18, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Oct. 9, 2018 Management Panel
Location: Applebee's, Kennewick, ISM-CB Champion:   TBD Kyle Root
Oct. 16, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Nov. 13, 2018 Program: Statements of Work,  Rob Miles
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Brian Hersch
Nov. 20, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Dec. 11, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root program skipped to avoid holiday conflicts
January 11,  2019 After Holiday Social
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Cory Miller
Jan 23, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 Regional Economic Impact
Location: Country Gentleman, ISM-CB Champion:  Scott Williams
Feb. 19, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
March 12, 2019 Risk Management (hedging & derivatives as cost control tools)
location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Brian Hersch
March 19, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
April 9 2019 Program: Nuscale
Location: Applebee's  ISM-CB Champion:  Don Stewart
April 16, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
May 2019 Seminar - TBD
ISM-CB Champion:  Kyle Root
May 21, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
Oct. 21-23 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference
Northern Quest, Spokane
Host Association: ISM Spokane
   
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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