ISM-Western Washington, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Western Washington's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

Education. Leadership. Networking.

ISM—Western Washington has been proudly affiliated with Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) for 100 years. We are one of many global chapters representing ISM and our membership consists of a wide variety of supply management professionals in different industries and at all levels in their careers.

ISM—Western Washington remains dedicated to promoting educational and networking events for supply management professionals in the Pacific Northwest region. We support the professional certifications through ISM, including Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®).

Photo: ISM—Western Washington accepting 2019 ISM Chapter of the Year.  Pictured : Kathleen Allen, CPSM, CPSD, Melinda Stewart, CPSM, CPSD, John Juan, CPSM, Lorie Day, C.P.M., Kellen Betts, CPSM, and Alex Galbraith, CPSM

Upcoming Events

October

13

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Achieving Procurement Excellence by Becoming Standard

Standardization as an Integral Part of a Category Management Strategy

Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Online
Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M.

October

18

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Operation Fast Track: Certification Series - CPSM Test 2 #1

The CPSM and CPSD Operation Fast-Track Certification Series will feature four review classes of 2 hours each.

Classes will be free to all ISM Western Washington members. The non-member rate is $20 per class.

Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Richard Douglas McGuire, CPSM, CPSD

November

09

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM- Western Washington Negotiate: It’s What We’ll do in 2022: A FearLess Tune-Up

Tools and Techniques for Today's Supply Chain Challenges Overview Despite impact of Covid-19, Supply Chain professionals must continue to sharpen and refine their ability to achieve company goals and initiatives as they maintain successful supplier relationships. New Negotiation resources are needed. Challenges must be met to ensure your organization continues to grow and thrive. It’s likely you no longer gather around a conference table to hammer out a new contract. Face-to-face deal making is a thing of the past, at least for now. You don’t dare abandon or delay actions. New challenges require new solutions. Mary delivers “from the trenches” customized negotiation tools. Using tailor-made exercises and stories, you’ll gather new techniques and tools to use immediately Your take-aways will make a difference in your business. Her solutions will give your team tools to develop and master current and new supplier’s trust. With trust you’ll be more successful in gaining concessions and commitments.
Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Mary Redmond

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

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Women’s Supply Management Community

This is an inclusive and welcoming group, and all who wish to celebrate and empower women practicing within the supply management profession are invited. This group is for creating connections, networking, celebrating successes, sharing news, tips, stories, job opportunities, ideas and empowerment for women within the supply management field.

We encourage you to share your supply chain questions, thoughts, ideas, and comments with ISM and other group members.

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 Greetings from the President

I am excited to announce ISM-Western Washington topics for the 2022-2023 year. This year we will offer virtual events as well as finishing our year with a celebration including our Gavailers. The May event will be in person and will feature a special guest as speaker.

The upcoming topics include:

  • Addressing Unconscious Bias as a Business Priority – Presented by Shami Anand
  • Achieving Procurement Excellence by Becoming Standard (This explains standardization as an integral part of a Category Management strategy) – Presented by Mark Trowbridge
  • Negotiations
  • Economic Summit 2023
  • Sustainability Panel Discussion
  • Artificial Intelligence and Automation
  • CPSM test study and review classes

The full schedule and details will be on the ISM-WW website in the next week. If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of a group of procurement professionals sharing their excitement for procurement and sourcing, please consider becoming a director on our board. Message me if you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing any feedback to enhance your experience.

                                                                                                                                        

Thanks and Regards,
Lorie Day, MBA, C.P.M.
President ISM Western Washington