October 2017 Print

Coming Events

October 12th Omaha Product Show Opening Breakfast & Presentation

October 12, 2017
8:00 AM CDT to October 12, 2017 9:00 AM CDT
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CenturyLink Center Omaha
455 North 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

ISM-Nebraska is proud to be sponsoring the opening breakfast and presentation for the kickoff of the 2017 Omaha Products Show for Business and Industry.  Come for a very interesting topic by Dr Goss and support your ISM-Nebraska organization!

It's not too late to register & attend the breakfast.  This breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:00 am on the morning of October 12th at the Century Link Center.  This year's breakfast will include a presentation by Ernie Goss, Professor at the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.  Professor Goss will be discussing current economic trends as well as current business conditions.  Regular cost to register is $20 per person but ISM-Nebraska is offering a discounted rate of $10 per person for ISM-Nebraska members only.  This event will also earn you 1 continuing education point !  We look forward to seeing you at this informational event. 

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ISM-Nebraska 2017 Fall Seminar - All Day Workshop

Seminar Topic:  Supplier Relationship Management

November 02, 2017 7:30 AM CDT to November 02, 2017 5:00 PM CDT
Seminar is worth 7 CE pts

Supplier Relation Management Workshop will provide detailed information on:
·         Relationship Management
·         Performance Management
·         Process Management
·        Business Case (building the case for improving SRM)

About the presenter: Jeffrey Berk, Performativ COO

Jeffrey Berk who currently is the COO of Performativ, which is a performance improvement technology company.  Jefferey oversees the day-to-day operations working with clients and vendors to ensure optimized processes in client and vendor solutions and strategies.  Jeffrey is also the founder & GM of Process Practices which creates/teaches workshops internatioinally on process improvement in addition to being an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University teaching graduate level courses on process improvement and process auditing.  

Creighton University Harper Center Room 3029
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Supplier Relationship Management Workshop


Upcoming ISM-Nebraska Events

Oct 12 @ Omaha            Product Show/Professional Development Breakfast
Nov 2 @ Omaha              ISM Fall Seminar
Jan 18 @ Lincoln             Professional Development Dinner
Mar 15 @ Omaha            Professional Development Dinner
Apr 19 @ Lincoln             Scholarship Dinner
June 6 @ Omaha             Golf Scholarship Benefit
July Plant Tour        
Aug 8 @ Grand Island      Golf Scholarship Benefit


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President's Corner

ISM-Nebraska President’s Letter for October 2017




As you can see above, we have a lot of opportunities & information in store for our members.  Don't miss out on the events we have scheduled.


Many years back, we started the sponsorship of the Product Show to provide a venue for suppliers (that provide services) & companies (that has a need).  The thought was one-on-one connection of many companies under one roof.  Today, its very important to be efficient with our time... so now more than any other time there is a need for this venue.  We also added Dr Goss to update us with the latest background on our economy during the Show's breakfast.  We thank you for your support in viewing this Thursday's Product Show.  We have eager suppliers, we now need you & your end users.

We will need volunteers to help judge, setting up & take down the booth.  Please contact me or come to the booth if interested.

We also put together a timely topic in a one day seminar.. Supplier Relationship Management.  ISM-Nebraska has put together the resources for a very high quality Seminar.  Normally, to experience a seminar of this quality... one would have airplane, lodging, and a seminar expenses of hundreds of dollars.  Take advantage of only being only a drive away for a very economical price.  Also, there is 7 Continuing Education Hours for each of you through our association.

 See you at the Product Show!!!

Ray Turek, ISM-Nebraska President


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ISM2018 Annual Conference

   May 6-9, 2018 Nashville



Join more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals at ISM2018, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference. Learn, share and network with the best and brightest minds in supply management.

  ISM2018 Annual Conference details...




Guided Learning:


Negotiating for Excellence


October 25-November 30  


Great procurement professionals are usually great negotiators. "Negotiating for Excellence" begins with the negotiation process and conducting a successful negotiation. You'll learn the steps necessary for preparing, planning and conducting a successful negotiation. During weekly webinars, you'll hear real-world examples and submit questions to your subject matter expert.

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