April 2019 Print

President's Message

We are into spring and hoping for May flowers instead of April showers! There's no better way to keep your educational and career goals in mind than investing in your "growth" with upcoming meetings. In May we are offering a class called The Great Transformation and the Hype Cycle: How Technologies will Change our World and Lives. Learn about emerging technologies in business and not only where they are at today but what it means for the future. In June we brought back a full day seminar. The seminar is on the Basics of Global Sourcing. You can register now for both classes. We look forward to seeing you at the next sessions!

Glenn Kreidler
ISM Northeast WI President

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Future Meetings and Events

The Great Transformation and the Hype Cycle. How Technologies will Change our World and our Lives - Annual Election
Tuesday, May 14th - 5 - 6:30 pm - Liberty Hall - Kimberly - Dinner will be provided

The idea of the Great Transformation is based on a wave of new technologies which are all emerging at the same time.  Many of these technologies are not yet well understood.  We will tackle a range of these technologies including Blockchain, Augmented Reality, 5G, IoT, and others and examine a) what they are, b) how they impact processes and businesses, and c) what the likely outlook for each technology is. After the presentation we will hold our annual election. 

Seminar: Basics of Global Sourcing
Friday, June 21st - 8 am - 4:30 pm - Liberty Hall - Kimberly - Lunch will be provided

In this seminar presented by Dr. William Agree, an expert in purchasing and contracts, will be leading the class and presenting on Global Sourcing. He will share how to develop and define a strategy for global outsourcing as well as U.S. and international legalities. You will learn how to start and the in depth details on how to be successful. 

Space is limited for the seminar so sign up today!

Speaker Bio:

William D. Agee, Jr. is President of William D. Agee & Associates and instructs ISM National seminars throughout the United States. 

Prior to starting his own firm in 1991, William Agee, C.P.M., C.E.M, CMN, CPE, CPP, CPIM, SSBB, was a vice president in a large international management, consulting, and educational firm specializing in world class education, financial reviews and audits, procurement service, quality management, manufacturing and human resources.

Agee has been involved in purchasing and materials management at various levels for over 30 years. His purchasing experience includes governmental (federal and state), wholesale, retail, service, industrial and manufacturing.

Previously, Agee was the Manager of Purchasing and Contract Administration at Allergen, Inc., a Fortune 300 corporation, which manufactures pharmaceutical and over-the-counter eye care products. While in residence, he also became familiar with the manufacturing and planning process for the 17 different lines of production both for their domestic operations as well as their international branches.

Agee was also contracts manager for a large Department of Energy project where he oversaw the contracts development and management.

Additionally, Agee taught for Baylor University in the areas of purchasing and materials management. He developed a computerized purchasing simulation program entitled The Smart Buyer to provide realistic perspective of marketplace fluctuations and potential results. In addition, he has developed over 172 educational programs for organizations primarily focused in the areas of SCM, contracting and purchasing.

He is the 2005 ISM Award Winner of the Howard W. Cosgrove Award for outstanding contribution to the profession.

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Board Member of the Month

Glenn Kreidler is the President of ISM Northeast Wisconsin. He's our board member of the month. Glenn enjoys being part of the ISM local chapter.  The main reason for supporting the local ISM Chapter believes in further education and best practice for all purchasing professionals. He also enjoys networking with other ISM members on best practices in their company.

Glenn holds a Bachelor Business Administration Degree with a Major in Production and Inventory Control Management from UW – Whitewater.

He has been involved in purchasing and materials management of various positions for over 33 years.  His career has been in manufacturing for small to top 500 Fortune companies.  He has sourced various commodities from MRO to steel fabrication.  He has been certified for the Certified Production and Inventory Manager by the American Society of Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) for over 30 years. He's believes volunteering is important and serves on a number of Student Advisory Boards in the Northeastern Wisconsin region.   


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Volunteer Opportunites

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? ISM Northeast WI is looking for board members for next year. The volunteer opportunity only requires an hour or so a week. The board is looking for motivated individuals to join the team. The open positions include: President/VP, Marketing, Secretary, and Meeting Organizer. There is still time to volunteer or inquire about these positions if you are interested. Please contact Glenn at gkreidler@amerequip.com.

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