Leadership Team  2018-2019
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Program planner

  • Happy Holidays -
    no program in December
  • Holiday Social - January 11, 2019
  • Bud's Broiler - VIEW Flyer
  • Reservations required by Jan 2
Holiday Social
  • Join  ISM-CB members and guests in friendly conversation and light refreshments
  • VIEW Flyer
  • January 11, 2019 Bud's Broiler
  • Space limited to 40 people
  • Reservations required by Jan 2
  • RSVP and pay with cash or check at the door
  • Pay with a credit card using the PayPal button on right
    (select pay with credit card at checkout)
 

Holiday Social

Event Information

ISM-CB Program:  Regional Economic Impact
Ajsa Suljic - regional labor economist
  •  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  •  Country Gentleman Public House, 9221 W Clearwater, Kennewick
  •  Buffet dinner begins at 5:30 pm
  •  Speaker Program begins at 6:00 pm
  •  $20 members 25 non-members per person (details when we get closer
  •  Questions: via email to Scott Williams
  •  RSVP by 4:00 P.M. February 7, 2019

Interesting 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....

 

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

Annual Dues

Invoices for ISM 2019 dues will be distributed starting the last week of December. Dues are due and payable in January. If you have questions about the process contact  Don Stewart, ISM-CB Membership Chair

Outlook Tip

Do you ever open an Outlook message only to discover it's spam (or worse)?  Then you have to close the message and click again to delete - and that action only just moves it to clutter up your deleted items folder.  Here is a way you can rid yourself of the garbage in just one click while looking at a message.

You may have noticed the Outlook toolbar contains and icon "X" to delete but that just moves to the deleted items folder.  Instead, set up a 'permanently delete X' icon on the Quick Steps toolbar. Use the handle on the lower right corner of the Quick Steps toolbar to open the steps menu.  Might as well delete the steps you never use while you are here. Then click the button to add a new quick step. In the new quick step dialog select the action to Permanently Delete.  Save and close.  Now your Quick Steps toolbar will have it's own "X" to delete.  When reading a junk message instead of closing the message - just click the Quick Step "X" to permanently delete.

Bonus tip:  Look at the other Quick Step options.  You can set up buttons to automatically save,  move or forward messages in just one click.  Instead of closing a message - and then taking a second action -  act on the message while you are first looking at it.

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. 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 Rootprogram skipped to avoid holiday conflicts
January 11,  2019 After Holiday Social
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Cory Miller
Jan 15, 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:  Brian Hersch
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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