Message from Irene Marnell
May 29, 2014 - Thomas Wood - Game Changer: Capture Value as You Negotiate!
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Join others in ISM-NVA for wonderful educational opportunity and fun time getting to know your peers! Many of us are going! We would love to have you come too! To register, click here to be directed to more conference information! Be sure to use Affilate Code 805 when registering!
Also: “Rolling the Dice on Supply Chain Risk Management” sponsored by ISM's Risk Management Group
Where: ISM2014 at the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel and Casino)
When: Tuesday May 6th at 5:30 pm
Location: Ballroom B
University of Maryland
ISM-NVA was honored to participate in a student "lunch and learn" with Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, and several UMD Supply Chain Management students. We want to WELCOME our 15 new UMD Student Members! We look forward to your participation in the ISM-NVA affiliate! Our sincere thanks to Humberto Coronado of UMD for making the connection with the students, and thanks also to ISM-NVA's Clement Duquerroy, Sarah Zhu, and Song Gao for their assistance with this event!
Howard University Presentation
SM-NVA Vice President Marlena Salgado-Felix was invited to speak to a students from Howard University's Supply Chain Management program on April 10. Marlena reports that the information she provided was well received. We will be looking forward to having some faculty and students join our affiliate in the near future!
Chris Browne - World Bank CPO - ISM-NVA March Meeting
Many thanks to Christopher Browne, CPO, and the team at World Bank for hosting ISM-NVA at the March meeting. Mr. Browne gave an excellent overview of his role at World Bank and operationalizating procurement in a very diverse set of countries and for many high dollar projects.
Women in Technology (WIT) Job Fair
Sarah Zhu and Tim Davis represented ISM-NVA during a recent WIT job fair. The event was a great success with more than 300 participants. ISM-NVA is proud to be one of the exhibitors at the event, promoting the supply management profession as a career path. IT Sourcing and Contracting professionals are in high demand.
Elections for New Board of Directors
It's that time of year! It is time for ISM members to help with the election process for a new board of directors for the year starting July 2014 through June 2015! If you are interested in a board position, or would like to nominate someone for a board position, please send an email to email@example.com. Click here for a listing of positions and duties.
Results of past surveys:
1. Who handles contracts within your organization?
2. What percent of your procurmenet/sourcing team hold law degrees?
3. What is the biggest challenge your face in your role as a supply chain profession?
Corporations Supporting Our Affiliate
A special thank you to the corporations and orgnizations that have supported our affiliate: Hilton Supply Management, World Bank, Micron Technology, University of Maryland, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. They actively support membership in our affiliate and we appreciate the fact that they encourage the advancement of their employees in their professonal skills.
Meet Our Members
This is a new section of our webpage to introduce to some of our members. We will be featuring a new member from time to time in this section.
Humberto Coronado, MPS-SCM; CSCP; CTL; PLS
Humberto has more than 10 years of logistics and supply chain management experience. He is not only passionate about the profession, but he also has great interest in teaching. He is currently a lecturer at Smith where he teaches the courses of Introduction to the Business Value Chain and Supply Chain Strategy. His activeness in this profession doesn't stop here. He is also a current member of the American Society for Operations Management and a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS certified instructor. With his extensive experience and strong education background, Humberto has demonstrated himself to be a leader and mentor in the supply management field.
Humberto Corando works at the Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland as an Associate Director MS Supply Chain Management Program.