December 2018 Print

Professional Development Meeting

Creating a strategic sourcing plan that can be managed

Presented by Raymond Turek, C.P.M.
Location: Misty's Steakhouse & Lounge, 200 N 11th St., Lincoln, NE
January 17, 2019

About the presenter:  Mr. Turek, retired after 38 years as a procurement manager in the Consumer Products group of Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. (Lincoln), 3 years in engineering & 2 years in procurement at Dempster Industries (Beatrice),  & 3 years in military supply (Vietnam & Ft Knox KY).

Topic Overview:  Did you know that the majority of our CEO's feel their company could not survive a disruption in their supply chain?  An equal number of CEO's don't think they have an optimized supply chain.
With today's current conditions, there's a need to reaccess the company's Strategic Sourcing Plan.  Ray will cover the basic steps & the tools to address the elements of disruptions & optimize costs.

Cost (includes dinner): $20 Members and Non-Members/$10 Students
Meal options:
  Sirloin, Hazelnut Chicken, Vegetarian Alfredo

5:30-6:00 pm Registration
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner
6:30-7:30 pm Presentation

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour toward maintaining your ISM Credential

Register today...

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President's Corner


 Happy Holidays!




The New Year is just around the corner.  This is a time for each of us to evaluate ourselves and look internally at the many resoluations we may want to pursue.  Its a great time to look ahead and start putting some new goals into place and try to get a little more aggressive about achieving them.

ISM-Nebraska membership can help you reach your goals professionally.  The value of connecting, sharing ideas and talking to senior professionals in the supply management world will help you learn and grow in the field.  Please consider ISM-Nebraska as your professional tool for advancing your future.  Our programs will help you stay on top and advance your career if you participate.

ISM-NE is offering Professional Development & Seminar speaker topics related to current issues.  Also, check out the ISM website & make a commitment to yourself in the coming months to explore their many offerings that include Products & Resources for Supply Managers, Publications and News Articles.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our events

Have a great 2019!

Ray Turek  
ISM – NE President   



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Coming Events

Early next year, ISM - Nebraska will have training sessions available for our members to register for.  These classes are designed to help prepare supply management professional for the three CPSM Exams required for certification...

  • Supply Management Core
  • Supply Management Integration
  • Leadership & Transformation of Supply Management


We will have more information on this in next month's Newsletter.


ISM-Nebraska upcoming events....

January 17 @ Lincoln - Pro D Dinner

Febrauary 22 @ Omaha - Dart Tournament

March 21 @ Omaha - Pro D Dinner (Awards & Scholarships)

May 17 @ Lincoln - Pro D Dinner

June 5 @ Ashland - Scholarship Golf (east)

July 15 @ Omaha - Plant tour

August 14 @ Awaril - Scholarship Golf (west)


... and the ISM-Nebraska Spring Seminar:

 APRIL  2019

watch future Newsletters for more details





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Welcome New Members

It is with great pleasure that ISM-Nebraska, Inc. acknowledges and thanks the following people for their new / renew membership:

Jon Zellars, Shelly McGee, & Sherri Meisinger 

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Feature Article


What's Coming in Inside Supply Management®?

November / December 2018

  • Staging ahead of the efficiency curve
    • Turbulent waters
    • The power of performance measurement


Read more....



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ISM-Nebraska, Inc. welcomes information relating to our membership, feedback, or story ideas to be included in future newsletters.


Please contact us to report any problems or with suggestions for the next issue.

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