ISM-New Jersey Blog Post

We hope you have a great and enjoyable summer!  Please check out our summer webinar program in  August.  Our next membership meeting will held on September 21st at The Palace at Somerset Park.  Look for updates on our website https://www.ismnj.org for future events.

 

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Blockchain Featured at The Supply Management Forum

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Tamra Pawloski, Vice President, Global Procurement- Software and Compliance, Chubb

It seems like no matter what IT publication you are reading Blockchain is a hot topic. Blockchain technology can potentially change the future of money. In this session, you will get a high level overview of Blockchain but more importantly you will be provided with examples of where Blockchain can be used.  We will review how it could potential effect our profession.

Thu, Mar 15, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Rutgers Business School
100 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

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Kevin Giblin Speaking at ISM-NJ Supply Management Forum 2018!

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Kevin Giblin, Head of Global Sourcing and Procurement at Dun & Bradstreet

Procurement – Stop talking about Savings ……it’s about value! –

 Are you maximizing your organizational value?

Reducing costs, processing transactions, and reacting to supplier issues. It’s an outdated perception of procurement’s role. Procurement’s value is to provide maximum business benefits throughout the lifecycle of a supplier relationship, and in a number of different ways. Procurement is one of the most critical functions that significantly contributes to a company’s financial success. It has the potential to provide more value than most departments, but it doesn’t matter unless you can demonstrate it in a way other functions understand and appreciate. Following the same old status quo will give business partners the opportunity to question what you’re bringing to the table.

Smart companies see competitive advantage in procurement and invest appropriately. Are you channeling those investments to the right places to maximize their impact on your business?

In this presentation, you will learn about trends in the function, future insight, and how to ensure a value-driven mindset.

Event Details:

Thu, Mar 15, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Rutgers Business School
100 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Register for this event

Learn more about the Institute for Supply Management – New Jersey

 

Kevin Giblin Opening Speaker at 2018 Supply Management Forum!

_MRy5Qkevin_giblin   Kevin Giblin, CPO, Dun & Bradstreet

Kevin Giblin, Chief Procurement Officer, Dun & Bradstreet, will be a featured keynote speaker at the Institute for Supply Management – NJ Annual Supply Management Forum.  The event will be held at The Rutgers Business School on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Mr. Giblin will be presenting “The New Procurement – Stop talking about Savings ……it’s about value! Are you maximizing your organizational value?”

Reducing costs, processing transactions, and reacting to supplier issues. It’s an outdated perception of procurement’s role. Procurement’s value is to provide maximum business benefits throughout the life cycle of a supplier relationship, and in a number of different ways. Procurement is one of the most critical functions that significantly contributes to a company’s financial success. It has the potential to provide more value than most departments, but it doesn’t matter unless you can demonstrate it in a way other functions understand and appreciate. Following the same old status quo will give business partners the opportunity to question what you’re bringing to the table.

Smart companies see competitive advantage in procurement and invest appropriately. Are you channeling those investments to the right places to maximize their impact on your business?

In this presentation, you will learn about trends in the function, future insight, and how to ensure a value-driven mindset.

To register for this program and learn more about this event click here

To to learn more about the Institute for Supply Management – NJ, please see our website:  https://www.ismnj.org

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ISM-NJ Executive Message

KIWALLE-McBRIDE_MARIA      Maria Kiwalle, CPSM, CPSD, Vice President of Finance, ISM-NJ

Happy New Year!

May 2018 be a year of health happiness and continued success.

It may be a new year calendar wise, but for ISM – NJ we are half way through our year.

This is a great time to consider where you are and where you would like to be.

What will be your focus or goal in 2018?

Everyone needs at least one as this is the road for continuous improvement!

Change is a constant and if you do not move, you will be left behind.

Is there a new skill you need in your career toolbox?

Would you like to engage with your supply management colleagues more in order to feel the pulse of the market?

Do you want to energize your activities?

Some suggestions:

  • January Membership Meeting on Jan 10th – Who will be there to network with?
  • Seminar – Supplier Relationship Management Fundamentals workshop (Jan. 11th) or Webinar – Strategic Sourcing Methodology – Is this a skill set you need in your current position or a tool that you need to  sharpen?
  • ISM is energizing the CPSM Exam – there will be an update to the CPSM Exam in the Fall, 2018.  The last day to take the exams with the current criteria is August 31, 2018.  ISM – NJ  has scheduled a webcast of CPSM Exam 2 Review – Do you want to complete the review and certify before the changes are updated?

These are only some of the activities ISM – NJ has scheduled.  Please look at our calendar as our goal is to keep you informed and continually keeping you at the top of your game!  If you have a specific topic of interest that we have not offered in the past, please let us know.  We love to receive your feedback so we can serve you better.

Again, may 2018 be a great year for you!

 

Women & Leadership Spotlight: Jackie Scott

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“Artificial intelligence, data analytics, machine learning and the internet of things is profoundly reshaping the supply chain and reinventing the entire industry.  On October 26th and 27th, I’m looking forward to joining a stellar group of supply chain business leaders to discuss disruption, innovation, creativity and next level leadership at the ISMNJ Women & Leadership Conference.”

Jackie Scott is the Global Program Director of Executive Education at Rutgers Business School where she is responsible for the strategic and operational activities related to both professional and corporate education. She has developed a diverse international portfolio of Fortune 100 clients and has expanded Rutgers Business School Executive Education (RBSEE) offerings in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia.  She leads the digitization and mobile deployment of all RBSEE custom programs and frequently consults with corporate clients on organizational change initiatives to enable technology and drive digital transformations.

You can find additional information and registration on our website:  https://www.ismnj.org

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Women & Leadership Spotlight: Jami Bliss

“I’m looking forward to developing myself and my network at this great event!”

Jamie Bliss

 

 Jami Bliss is currently the Sr. Director, Program Management for Global Procurement at Teva Pharmaceuticals, responsible for Global Programs including Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity, Professional Development, Procurement Transformation, Integration’s and provides leadership across a multitude of other global initiatives. Jami’s previous experience includes various supply management roles at ConAgra Foods and HP. She has a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State, an M.B.A from Creighton University, and holds both the CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) and the CPSD (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity. Jami resides in New Jersey with her husband, Dan, daughter, Emily, and son, Evan.

You can find additional information and registration on our website:  https://www.ismnj.org

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Women & Leadership Spotlight

Jim Kelly                      James Kelly, C.P.M., CEO, JVKellyGroup, Inc.

James (Jim) Kelly is an innovative leader in supply chain management with more than 30 years of experience in sourcing and procurement.  Mr. Kelly has been successful using metrics to increase purchasing performance; process reengineering; change management; contract negotiation and supplier management.

“The ISM-NJ Women & Leadership Conferences have always produced meaningful insights. This year’s discussions will help you change your environment and help shape your ideas for the future.”

You can find additional information and registration on our website:  https://www.ismnj.org

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Women & Leadership Conference

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We invite you to join our 9th Annual Women & Leadership Conference, 2-days of education and networking with your peers. This year we are expanding our Coaching Sessions to 2 hours prior to the conference opening. But you must pre-register by October 6, 2017.

Avis Photo.jpg                                                                                                                                 Keynote Address:  Avis Yates Rivers, CEO, Technology Concepts Group International
Featured Speakers Include:

Karla Roberston, Professional Certified Coach, CEO, Shifting Gears

Jackie Scott, Global Program Director of Executive Education, Rutgers Business School

Sheryl Tockerman, Senior Manager Professional Services Procurement & Internal Innovation Consultant, Pfizer Inc.

Panelists Include:

  • Jami Bliss, Senior Director, Procurement, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Lara Nichols, Senior Vice President, Head of Procurement, NFP, Inc.
  • James Kelly, CEO, JVKelly Group
  • Noelle Lee, Becton Dickinson

Thank you to our Sponsors!

September Executive Message

deborah_augustus_crogged     Deborah Augustus, CPSM, C.P.M., ISM-NJ President-Elect

Welcome back to the ISM-NJ program year for 2017/2018!  I am very excited about the upcoming season as we have a lot to offer you, our members.  I hope you enjoyed the summer with family adventures, vacations, and much lighter traffic patterns!  But now that we are into September and the kids are back to school, it’s time to focus on YOU…. Schedule time to reflect on what you want to do to grow as a professional procurement individual.  Take a class, attend a meeting, go to a conference.  We have it all planned for you; it just takes you to register to get it done.

September starts our program year with a dinner meeting at the Bridgewater Manor on the 13th.  We are offering our new members a pre-forum meeting to learn about all the benefits we have to offer hosted by The Membership Committee; however, this is not limited to new members if you need a refresher on what we do for all of you.  We are also offering a pre-forum meeting on Getting Buy-in, Selling your Ideas Internally with Roger Grannis.  As procurement professionals, we do this all the time, so wouldn’t it be great to get some pointers?

October offers both a breakfast meeting and our 9th Annual Women & Leadership Conference at a new venue and timing.  I am very excited for this conference as it gets better and better every year.  I am certain those of you who have attended in the past would agree!  Registration is open; so sign up now!

There are a handful of webinars and seminars also happening throughout the year; be sure to check out our website for the most up-to-date schedule at www.ismnj.org. Join as many as you can to keep the learning flowing!

These are just a handful of key things happening in the next few months.  Your ISM-NJ Board of Directors is hard at work behind the scenes making these things happen.  How do we do it?  Join a committee and find out first hand!  We are happy to welcome new volunteers at any time and always need a helping hand to bring these programs to you every month.

I’m sad to see the summer end so quickly; however, I know that with the end of one thing come new and exciting things for fall and winter.  Take the opportunity to reflect on the happy times you shared this summer and become excited for what is to come in the future.  Make ISM-NJ a part of your adventure ahead; we’re here -ready to help with open arms.  The journey is part of the learning; the more a part of the planning you are, the more you will get out of it.  Here’s to our new adventure together!