October 2017 Print

President's Message

These past couple of weeks have been feeling more and more like fall. If you ask me, fall is the best time of the year. You have football, apple cider, and lot of leaf raking!

With fall half way over, we are getting further into our ISM season. We have a lot of great topics to bring you this year so make sure to sign up right away for the meetings we have coming your way.

Last week we hosted our first PDM that was lead by a webinar presenter. We held the webinar at the Green Bay Distillery and viewed the webinar there with the ISM group. You might not be following me at this point, and wondering why we would host a webinar at a location with everyone in the same room. You might even think it goes against everything you would think a webinar would provide, such as the convenience of watching it at home.

Let me explain a little bit about why we would have a webinar host for a PDM monthly meeting. As a board, we pick out topics that were the most relevant to our group. We also strive to bring the best content with that topic. We were able to view the webinars ahead of time and decide if the content was good for you. We found the content to be right on target, we were thrilled to find such a depth of content in a 80 min format. Typically, you would have to go to a full seminar to get the knowledge that some of these webinars would provide in a shorter time frame. It's really a win - win scenario, we get great content and we still meet together to at a location to talk about the topic further.

I'm happy to say the first webinar went great! We have 2 more we will be hosting as a PDM monthly meeting this year. Join us Jan 9th for Intermediate purchasing best practices and March 13th for Streamlines your procurement process. 

Thank you,
Glenn Kreidler


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Future Meetings and Events

 Negotiation Seminar
Monday, October 30th - 8 m - 4:30 pm - Liberty Hall (Appleton)
This is one of the most critical of all negotiation sessions as it shows us how to be better prepared before we reach the table.
Keep components include;
1) Learning how to develop a negotiation checklist,
2) Putting together a price and non-price L-O-B,
3) Negotiations Techniques and Strategies and their counter-measures, 
4) How to use for value a Negotiation Post-mortem
5) Profiling RISK applications in a negotiation and 
6) A practical negotiation example.
Click Here and Register Today!

Economic Outlook (Rescheduled from September)
Thursday, November 2nd - 5 - 6:30 pm - The Marq (Green Bay)
What Worked and What Didn't for the 2017 Economy? Learn about the past and more importantly where we are going in the future.
The meeting will be conducted by Dr. Chris Kuehl, the managing director at Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world.
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Say What?

Quote of the month - "I don't look at numbers from a finance perspective. Instead, I try to look at what the customer is trying to tell us." Peter Georgacopoulos - Retail and ecommerce Executive

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30 Under 30, Recognizing your Rising Stars

Registration is open for the ISM 30 under 30 recognition award. The program was started to recognize top contributors in Supply Chain that are rising stars in the industry. It's a great program to highlight the young individuals that are in the field.
If you have someone to nominate visit the ISM site for further details. Nominations can be made up until December 3rd.

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Board Member of the Month

Meet Lauren Molloy, our Board Member of the Month. Lauren is new to the board and is just completing her first month as a board member. It's in fact good timing for Lauren because she is just starting her career in the Supply Chain industry. I sat down and asked Lauren a few questions about herself and her career.

How long you have been in the sourcing profession/what positions you have held? I have held the position of Supply Chain Coordinator for about six months now. Before that I had the title of Supply Chain Technician for about 1 ½ years. Both of these have been at Amerequip.

What is your degree in? I currently hold a Technical Degree in Supply Chain and an Associate’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from Lakeshore Technical College. I will be starting my Bachelor’s Degree in the spring of 2018 at UW Green Bay for Business. I plan to pursue a Master’s Degree after that.

Why you are a board member? I work at Amerequip with Glenn Kreidler (President of the Board of Directors). He had talked to me about it at work and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity. Not only to learn more but to be able to add something like this to my resume. Initially I was joining the Board of Directors as the secretary but now I will be moving into the event coordinator role.

What are you most excited about? I'm excited to learn the fundamentals of Supply Chain management and to get to develop my leadership skills by taking on a leadership role on the Board of Directors.

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