January 2019 Print

President's Message

Thank you for reading out February edition of the ISM Northeast WI newsletter. I want to thank everyone who attended our last month's meeting. As most of you have noticed, we are starting to incorporate more webinar meetings as another way for our members to get information, just in a different way. Instead of the traditional monthly meetings every other month, or so, we host webinars so you can watch them where ever you may be at that time. I feel it gives our memebers the flexibility they need to get important career information without having to leave home or work. I believe the blend of webinars vs. monthly meetings is working and we are able to get you information more effectively. 
For the next couple of weeks we will have a short survey open to you to give us this exact feedback. Please take the time to complete the survey and answer as thoroughly as possible. We are committed to bringing you the best content and with your help, we will do exactly that. 
Another topic I want to cover this month is the fact that with the year going by fast we are looking for individuals now to make a difference and volunteer as an ISM board member. The positions require a meeting a month and some small projects in between but for the most part when we have a full board of directors that work is pretty light. We need people who are passionate about bringing training, networking opportunites, and information to others in their industry. It's a great way to get to expand your network. Next year we will be looking for a President/VP, Marketing, Secretary, Meeting Organizer. If you are interested in learning more please contact me at gkreidler@amerequip.com.

Thank you,
Glenn Kreidler
President, ISM Northeast WI

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Future Meetings and Events

Supply Chain Strategies in a Digital World
Tuesday, March 19th - noon to 1:30 PM - Live Webinar (Access for work computer)

Drive revenue growth by improving your supply chain strategies.

The “Amazon effect,” and e-commerce are demanding more out of businesses. The pressure to adapt and innovate amidst higher customer expectations has created complexity that we are pioneering for the first time, making us feel as if we are all learning for the first time. Yet, in the search for new strategies, one golden nugget lays readily available to us. This necessary work is to connect the core processes of the business in order to break down silos and focus on long-term customer value vs. short-term departmental gains. By generating this value and eliminating waste, companies can drive revenue growth, lower operating costs, improve margins, and reduce resource requirements.

Based on the newly released book, Discovering Hidden Profit, this topic will detail a thoughtful and actionable methodology to stay current and profitable by removing organizational masks and connecting people and business processes in order to maximize customer value at the lowest possible total cost.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to review your business from a horizontal perspective.
  • You will be able to explain how the supply chain is the engine of business performance.
  • You will be able to describe the Ten Rights that drive leadership dialogue and business improvement activities.
  • You will be able to identify key operating principles and management methods that connect the core processes of business strategy, product life-cycle management, sales and marketing, and supply chain operations


Lorman Live Webinar

  • A confirmation email will be received between 2/07/2019 and 2/11/2019 from confirmation@lorman.com . Be sure to add this to your address book to ensure delivery is successful. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • The confirmation email will contain a link for the webinar, instructions on how to log in to your account, how to view the program, and download the course materials.
  • Webinar will begin at 12pm CST –it is recommended to log in at least 5 minutes prior.
  • Program must be completed in full, including Q&A to receive credit.
  • Certificate of completion will be emailed within 2-3 week after completion. It will be received from creditinfo@lorman.com with a PDF attachment. Be sure to add this to your address book to ensure delivery is successful. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • If you have questions, need assistance logging in, or did not receive the confirmation email, please contact:

    If you have issues logging on please contact
    Josh Meinholz - ISM Account Manager  Phone: 1.715.855.7154  Email: jmeinholz@lorman.com

    Stephanie Leipnitz - Account Specialist  Phone: 1.715.855.7011  Email: sleipnitz@lorman.com

    Lorman Customer Service  Phone: 866-352-9539

Register for your spot today!

The Emergence of the Strategic Leader
Tuesday, April 9th - 5 - 6:30 PM

Register for your spot today!


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Survey Time! Chance to win 5 - $25 Gift Cards

We are looking to hear from you! We need your input to keep improving the monthly meetings we offer. We put together a 9 question, short survey.

Take 3 minutes to answer our survey questions and you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 - $25 gift cards! In this survey please let us know what topics you are interested in and what type of training you need. 

This survey will only be open until Monday, March 11th. So complete before then for your chance to win. 

Click here to start!


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Board Member of the Month

We are happy to introduce a new volunteer to the board, Mary Roberts. Mary started volunteering with the board in September 2018 and has been dedicated to helping when needed and isn't afraid to dig in and learn along the way.

Mary holds a Paralegal Associate Degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and an Administrative Assistant Associate Degree from Fox Valley Technical College. Her experience includes support in the legal, manufacturing, and banking industries.

Currently, Mary is a Vendor Specialist in the Technology Sourcing Office (TSO) at Associated Bank. Although she’s been with the bank since 2011, she began her current role in 2016, and is responsible for maintaining and monitoring bank technology contracts, tracking the team’s contract work, ensuring execution and maintenance of contracts, collaborating with internal and external resources for the review of contracts, as well as collaborating with the bank’s Risk team to monitor third party vendor relationships and ensure continued contract and regulation compliance.

Being a member of the TSO at Associated Bank combines Mary’s administrative skills with her knowledge of contract law and results in an impactful contribution to the bank. Since this has become an area of support that Mary enjoys, she is motivated to learn more about Supply Management; leading her to membership in ISM in 2018.

Mary’s role with ISM Northeast Wisconsin is as a Volunteer Assistant to the Secretary. In this volunteer role, Mary takes minutes during Board meetings when needed. In addition, she collaborates with board members on topics for discussion and action items of the board.

A warm welcome from the ISM board and members.

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