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As April gives way to May, I hope everyone heads outside to get their share of everything the great outdoors has to offer. Recently, I completed my first 5k and I’m one who always said if you can show me someone who is running and smiling, that I would start running. Looking back, I enjoyed the challenge, camaraderie, and lessons learned through the process. I don’t expect to see our members run out and sign up for the next 5k, but instead provide a reminder that we must continue to challenge ourselves in new ways. When we do this, we will learn more about ourselves as well as the environment around us.

The April event with Milo Streitmatter of The American Red Cross was successful. Milo provided insight of the operations and shared his personal experiences in helping with disaster relief.

Our last educational event of the year takes place in May with a tour of the Komatsu American Corporation facility located in Peoria. The Mining Division of KAC, headquartered in Peoria, is an ISO 9001-certified facility that houses the full complement of business activities at its location, including research and development, marketing, sales and product support activities along with a large manufacturing facility. Komatsu is the world’s foremost supplier of electric-drive trucks, and Peoria is the “mother plant” for Komatsu for the manufacture of these exceptionally large (up to 360 ton payload), off-road dump trucks used in mining applications around the world. If you haven’t done so already, sign up today and take advantage of this opportunity. I hope to see you there!

Kyle Bounds
President, NAPM Central Illinois

Tuesday, 10/14/2014: Best Practices in Supply Chain Management Do Not Have To Be Complicated @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Tuesday, 11/18/2014: Round Table Discussion - Talent Management @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Thursday, 2/19/2015: ISM Web Seminar

Thursday, 3/19/2015: Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
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Tuesday, 4/21/2015: American Red Cross @ Avanti's in Bloomington, IL.
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Tuesday, 5/19/2015: Komatsu Facility Tour @ Famous Alexander's Steakhouse in Peoria, IL.
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ISM 2015 Annual Conference
May 3-6, 2015/Phoenix

The Institute for Supply Management invites you to attend ISM 2015 Annual Conference. This year promises to be the biggest and best of them all, with over 3,000 supply chain and procurement professionals from all over the world coming together in sunny Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center.

ISM 2015 will feature seven different education tracks and more than 100 sessions headlined by inspirational speakers and industry innovators. You will experience three intensive days of education, research and relationship building with some of the brightest minds in the supply chain management industry. But that’s just the beginning.

This powerful event expands on the year-round networking opportunities you already enjoy with your ISM membership including regional seminars, additional conferences, social media connectivity and more. And the education doesn’t stop when the conference ends. ISM provides ongoing online learning that includes over 175 online professional development courses as well as webinars and podcasts. If you strive to be the best at what you do, ISM 2015 is the place to start. This conference brochure provides a complete guide to your ISM 2015 experience.

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