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Only two education events left this year. So far, our committee and board have hit one out of the park (spring reference) with education events this year. Our last two opportunities include a tour of Midwest Fiber Recycling. This will be an opportunity to see one of the few single stream recycling operations in the area. This will give us an insight to the end of life stage of products we purchase on a regular basis. Please RSVP now for this tour and our meeting in May, where we’ll be joined by Linda Lundquist from Caterpillar, who will discuss retaining talent and building skills. Registration for each of these meetings is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. You may register through Event Sign-Up

I know we are all busy at work and outside. Our board recognizes this and plans to provide more avenues to assist you with quality training and information you can use to improve your skills and bring more value to your job. More to come. Hope to see some of you in April and May.

Jeff Dickerson
President NAPM Central Illinois

Jeff Dickerson

Tuesday, 9/17/2013: "Assessing the Impact of Global Crises on Your Supply Chain" with Omer Abdullah, The Smart Cube @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Tuesday, 10/15/2013: "Risk Analysis and Mitigation in Global Sourcing" with James Patterson, Western Illinois University – Quad Cities @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Tuesday, 11/19/2013: "The Importance of Sound Contract Management Practices in Supply Management" with Suzanne D. Sellers, Procurement Consultant @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Thursday, 2/13/2014: Free ISM Webcast - Uncovering and Managing Supplier and Supply Chain Risks
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Tuesday, 3/18/2014: "Creating Your Strategic Leadership Advantage" with Kathleen Caldwell, Caldwell Consulting Group @ Doubletree in Bloomington, IL.
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Tuesday, 4/8/2014: Presentation & Tour of Midwest Fiber Recycling, Normal IL
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Tuesday, 5/20/2014: "Developing Supply Chain Talent" with Linda Lundquist, Caterpillar
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Special ISM 2014 News!

Starting March 1st and continuing through April 15th, any affiliate member who registers for ISM2014, using the affiliate three digit code, will trigger a $140 donation to your affiliate - that's about 10% of the registration fee! These funds can be used to increase affiliate participation throughout the year or as your board sees fit.

This year's Conference features T. Boone Pickens, Mark Zandi and the world famous Second City comedy troupe. CNBC calls Pickens the "Oracle of Oil", because of his uncanny predictions about oil supply and cost. Tens of thousands of products in the supply chain are directly affected by oil supply and costs. That’s why you and your affiliate members need to see T. Boone Pickens at ISM2014 – because It’s All About You! Second City, on the other hand, is putting together a special show dedicated to supply chain management - with humor at our expense!

Register for the conference here:

Mark Your Calendars

Mark Your Calendars for our May Meeting!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"Developing Supply Chain Talent"
Linda Lundquist, Manager – Supply Chain/Manufacturing Processes & Optimization, Caterpillar
Avanti’s Restaurant, 3302 East Empire, Bloomington, IL
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

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