Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
September was busy month for ISM-NVA members. We offered the first of our CPSM review courses to prepare those of you planning to obtain professional certification. Spaces are still available for the October and November review course sessions for Exams 2 and 3 - check our Learn page for further details and registration information. The CPSM is recognized internationally in our profession, whether you are climbing your way up the ladder or looking to differentiate yourself in the recruitment process.
We kicked off our fall series of events with Romona Foster providing an insightful presentation on social media for the supply chain professional. In October, we turn our attention to the issues of port congestion and the impact on goods delivery and we are delighted to have Robert Bouchard, Director at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Infrastructure Development and Congestion Mitigation for the Maritime Administration join us to speak on this critical subject. Check our
Events page for further details.
All the best,
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By-Laws and Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual
Looking for the ISM-NVA By-Laws or the ISM-NVA Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual? These are now located in the "Members Only" Section of this web site. Don't remember the member log-on? Please contact email@example.com and we will be glad to provide the login information to current ISM-NVA members.
As a new affiliate there is plenty to do. We are looking for volunteers to help with some of our activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to planning of educational events, one "start up" item for which volunteers are needed is to plan a multi-day Leadership Conference. We would welcome your thoughts and involvement!
October 21, 2014: Port Congestion - Are The Products You Ordered Going to Arrive on Time? Join us for a fascinating presentation by Robert Bouchard, Director at the Office of Port Infrastructure Development and Congestion Mitigation. See the full details on our Events page.
2014 ISM-NVA Scholarship Winner
This year, ISM-NVA decided to provide a scholarship to a deserving student to support him or her in completing a degree in Supply Chain. Our scholarship committee reviewed several applications and we eventually decided to award the Scholarship to Gabriela Perdomo, a deserving student in Supply Chain & Operations from Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park.
Gabriela is currently doing a Logistics internship at Hilti Corporation in Arizona. In her application to the scholarship, she expressed a strong passion for Supply Chain and a clear desire to develop her skills in that domain. Apart from Supply Chain, Gabriela is involved in several activities and community work at the Board of the Latino Student Union at UMD and as a member of a Research Team called EPIDEMICs and focused on developing vaccines.
We have all been very impressed by Gabriela’s application and we wanted to support her in developing her professional skills and in completing her degree. On behalf of our affiliate,we wanted to congratulate her for her award outstanding achievements!
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) recently recognized ISM-NVA for service and member excellence. ISM-NVA received the prestigious “Affiliate Excellence” award from ISM and Dale Bartholomew, ISM-NVA Director of Education (2012-13), was recognized by ISM as “Person of the Year for Education/Learning.” Both awards were presented by ISM executives, incuding Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, at ISM’s 2014 International Supply Management Conference held in Las Vegas, NV May 4-7, 2014, a conference attended by thousands of supply management professionals from around the globe. Very few of the over 140 domestic and 12 international ISM affiliates achieve this award. For more information, see the following PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations, Dale Bartholomew!
Meet Our Members
We will be featuring a new member from time to time in this section .
Adebola Ogunkoya, MBA Grad
Adebola Ogunkoya is “Bilingual” Leader, Fluent in Payroll Accounting, Supply Chain and Business Languages. A recent (May, 2014) MBA graduate from Howard University, School of Business Adebola has 6+ years of solid achievements focused on developing solutions, driving client satisfaction and enhancing processes and operations.
His interest in Supply Chain Management was birthed through a field trip to a manufacturing facility back in his undergrad days. Adebola was curious about the decisions and the moving parts that resulted in a finished product or service. His immediate career plans includes becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management which he believes will help him be of great asset to the Supply Chain Management Industry.
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.