MARCH IS SUPPLY MANAGEMENT MONTH!
Message from Irene Marnell
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.
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!
(Side note: If you are going, many of us are ordering logo'ed merchandise from Land's End with the ISM-NVA logo. See the merchandise tab of this website.)
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, 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.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM®) Study Guide E-Books Are Now Available
Electronic versions of the official CPSM Study Guide and ISM Professional Series are now available for iPad and Kindle. ISM members who are working toward their CPSM qualification will be able to take these cricial study materials with them on the go. To purchase, search for "CPSM" on iTunes/iBookstore or on Amazon.com.
Meet Our Members
This is a new section of our webpage to introduce to some of our members. We will be featuring a member from time to time in this section.
Our first volunteer for this new section is Jonathan Opata. Jonathan’s career spans 8 years with managerial experience concentration on Supply Chain Optimization, Lean Application, Business Analysis, Sourcing, Vendor Management, Due Diligence Contract Management. He has been working extensively in Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing organizations in ensuring that contracts are effective both in terms of Business Processes and Cost. He has experience implementing improvements in value streams, knowledge-based processes, business enabling processes, manufacturing processes, and Supply Chains.
Jonathan is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Global Supply Chain Management. He received his MBA in Operations Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and BSc in Acquisition and Contracts Management. He holds the following Certifications: Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Chartered Member of Institute of purchasing and Supply, (MCIPS).
Opata is a Professor at Northern Virginia Community College and also reviews CPCM and CFCM E-Courses and Certification exams for National Contract Management Association.(NCMA). Jonathan can be reached at Jopata@nvcc.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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!