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

February

09

2023

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Building Sustainable Supply Chains and Generating Impact at Scale

Sustainable procurement is an accelerating trend, with over 95% of companies procurement heads prioritizing it as critical or very important.

Drivers are centered on decarbonization/ hitting Net-zero targets, risk mitigation, and cost savings, but a growing number of companies are realizing positive upside in terms of increased sales, differentiation of offers, enhancing innovation in the supply base, and more.

Register to learn how to build a sustainable procurement program and create impact at scale through the power of purchasing.

Sponsor: 730 ISM—Western Washington, Inc.
Online
Jamie Mudrick

February

21

2023

Chapter Webinar

ISM—Western Washington Operation Fast Track: Certification Series - CPSM Test 2 #3

The CPSM and CPSD Operation Fast-Track Certification Series will feature four review classes of 2 hours each.
Sponsor: 730 ISM—Western Washington, Inc.
Online
Richard Douglas McGuire, CPSM, CPSD

April

13

2023

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.

Online

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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.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!

 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