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2014-15 Program Plan

Board of Directors  Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month - all members welcome

2014-2014 Programs

September 9, 2014:“Table Topics – Roundtable Networking”

October 14, 2014  Understanding Incoterms2010,  Heather Allen & Ian Hizzey

November 11, 2014  Suspect Counterfeit, Rick Warriner CHPRC

December 5, 2014  - Holiday Networking Social , Barnard Griffin Winery
Invite your friend and colleagues to join us for a holiday networking social. RSVP please 

January 13, 2015   Status of the local Economy, Ajsa Suljic
Regional Labor Economist, Employment Security Department, Washington State

February 10, 2015  Negotiations, Pete Braun

March 10, 2015   Boise Cascade - Plant Tour Hosted by Bryan Tinnin

April 16, 2015  4-Corners of a Contract - Legal Seminar, Richland Library

May 12, 2015 , Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Electronic  Discovery -
What is it & why should we care?  Mike Taylor, C.P.M.

June 13 2015  – Annual Business & Planning Meeting

BOD Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month
2013-2014 Programs -
September 10, 2013 ,
Experience Exchange Event
Educational Resources on the ISM Web Site, Mike Taylor, C.P.M.
October 8, 2013
Buyers/Sellers How to Communicate Better   a panel discussion with Ashley Coronado, Government Contracting Assistance Specialist, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) moderating
November 19, 2013
International Procurement and Sourcing
Chris Bowes, REC Silicon Director of Global Supply Chain / Public Affairs
Program host: REC Silicon
December 2013
 (Holiday Social)
January 14, 2014
Status of the local EconomyAjsa Suljic,
Regional Labor Economist,   Employment Security Department, Washington State
February 11, 2014
Cost & Price Analysis, Bill Craven,
Program Host: CH2M PRC
March 6, 2014
Seminar: Basic Contract Law , Ken Norris
registration form here
April 8, 2014
“ Risk Management at a Utility –
How it affects Financials & Procurement Decisions”
Jon Meyer,  Manager of Risk Management & Treasury
Program Host: Benton County PUD
May 13, 2014
Cadwell Lab Plant Tour,
Program Host: Cadwell Labs



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Mike Taylor's Purchasing Toolbox

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ISM Columbia Basin Education Handouts

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P.O. Box 1326
Richland, WA 99352

ISM-Columbia Basin is the regional affiliate of the Institue For Supply Management a not-for-profit educational organization of over 40,000 Purchasing Agents, Buyers and Supply Chain Professionals.

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