ISM-Arizona, Inc.

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

Arizona's Leading Supply Management Professionals 

 

Advancing Global Standards for the Supply Management Profession

ISM—Arizona, Inc. has served purchasing and materials management professionals in Arizona for well over 65 years. ISM—Arizona is a not-for-profit professional educational association, that offers seminars, workshops, plant/DC tours and networking meeting programs specifically geared toward the ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, and planning.

We are the Arizona chapter of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) which through its network of over 50,000 professionals and 70+ chapters worldwide, offers its members the latest in professional development opportunities, literature and material references and research. With over 200 members, ISM—Arizona offers its members an excellent opportunity for both networking and education.

ISM-Arizona Upcoming Member Events

WEBINAR: Best Practices in Global Supply Chain

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.5 Hours

Featured Speakers: 

Joe Mantello (Director of Logistics at Qosina Corporation), Kelly Raia (COO at Blue Tiger International), Tom Cook (Managing Director at Blue Tiger International)

This 90-minute session is a comprehensive discussion on implementing and maintaining best practices in the global supply chain. This session includes consideration of the “new normal” caused by the pandemic and disruption to international trade. Examples will be provided on how companies can create competitive, sustainable, and resilient operational structures for long-term supply chain operations.

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WEBINAR: Navigating Cultural Challenges as a Global Leader

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speakers: 

Klauss Villalva (Global Procurement Category Leader for Capital Projects at Corteva Agriscience) and David Johnson (Head of Supplier Management at Zoetis)

Category management on a global scale is always a challenge, particuarly with stakeholders across continents and cultures.  In this session, David Johnson will interview Klauss Villalva about the successes, challenges, and opportunities Klauss has in his role.

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WEBINAR: Key Elements of Project Management for Supply Chains

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Jane Tierney (Founder and CEO at Purple Link)

Project Management processes and tools are found in every function of a business, and supply chain is no exception. Project management is not necessarily linked to supply chains, and supply chain management doesn’t often included specifics of project management, but there is some powerful synergy when the two are combined.

Attend this webinar to learn:

• Shared core values of PMI and supply chains (honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness)

• Most common applications / use of project management for supply chains

• Supply chain contracts and PMI phase comparison

• Shared challenges

• A winning combination when paired effectively

 

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WEBINAR: Supply Chain Information Flow

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Brad Veech (Senior Director of IT Sourcing at WalMart)

As a global leader in the emergence of omnichannel retail, WalMart has a host of technology solutions and applications to get product into customer hands.  In this webinar, Brad Veech will discuss how to increase stakeholder and procurement engagement during the software renewal cycle.

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WEBINAR: Voice of ERP

Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Brian Sommer (Founder and President at TechVentive)

In this webinar, Brian Sommer will discuss the successes and challenges he's faced with his client's ERP systems and implementations.  

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WEBINAR: Voice of ERP

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Lara Nichols (Head of Global Procurement at Flatiron Health)

In this webinar, Lara Nichols will discuss the successes and challenges Flatiron Health faced with their ERP solutions.

Flatiron Health is a unique life sciences technology and services company devoted to accelerating cancer research and improving patient care. The company's platform enables cancer researchers and health care providers to learn from the experience of every patient.

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CHAPTER MEETING: 2023 Economic Outlook

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: TBD

More details coming in the next few weeks!

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WEBINAR: Voice of Supply Chain

Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Lisa Pope (President at Epicor)

In this webinar, Lisa Pope will discuss the successes and challenges she's faced when deploying Epicor's suite of ERP solutions.

Epicor provides technology solutions for the Automotive, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors.

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WEBINAR: How to Become the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM MST

Free for Active ISM-Arizona Members

CEHs: 1.0 Hours

Featured Speaker: 

Dr. Andrea Veech (Owner of Leadership Beach, LLC)

Quiet quitting. Leading in-person, hybrid, and remote teams. The Great “Resignation.” Competition for talent. Any one of these threats is enough to keep you awake at night, but what is a Procurement Leader to do when they are all happening at once?

Join Dr. Andrea Veech where she will introduce you to the Four Competencies of Effective Leadership that will show you how to demonstrate behaviors that will increase your effectiveness and reduce the stressors of leadership.

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Upcoming Events

January

11

2023

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Arizona January Chapter Meeting

2023 Economic Outlook
Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc.
Online

January

12

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

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

Welcome to ISM-Arizona's new website!

Welcome to Arizona’s professional supply management organization!  This is the place where Arizona’s leading supply chain professionals gather for professional networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, and benchmarking guidance in this ever-changing environment of procurement, materials management, and planning.

Over the past few years and continuing today, the demands on supply chain management professionals have never been higher. It has been a tough few years, but there are countless opportunities for us to share knowledge, experiences, and our networks to provide solutions to our teams and to the marketplace. Please join us!

We continue to partner with ISM-New Jersey to provide numerous webinars and CEH opportunities, at no cost to current ISM-AZ members, every month. These opportunities allow each of us to stay up to date on current trends, marketplace moves and network with others who deal with the same challenges and opportunities day to day – we aren’t alone! 

Please visit our website on a frequent basis to register for upcoming sessions!  

We do have openings on our BoD and will be considering new candidates in early Q2 2023, but no need to wait, you can send an email to us providing interest and we can provide details on the process. We would love to have additional members join us!

Thank you for your continued support and membership, we are all looking forward to continuing to provide amazing solutions to our teams – join us to learn and share your ideas!

Nate Rynas

President, ISM-Arizona

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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.

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