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Good news… It’s October, and the leaves are not the only things to fall. At our last board meeting we voted to lower our monthly education event prices. Now you can enjoy the same quality education, networking and camaraderie for a lower price.
What a great time to experience this lower cost. On October 15, Professor James Patterson from Western Illinois University will be our speaker. He is well respected in the Supply Chain profession and will bring some great insights on current supply thoughts and activities concerning risk management. Come early and engage him during our networking time.
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"Risk Analysis and Mitigation in Global Sourcing"
NAPM-Central Illinois is pleased to welcome Dr. Jim Patterson, assistant dean and associate professor of supply chain management for Western Illinois University’s College of Business and Technology (CBT) on October 15th. Dr. Patterson will speak to the affiliate about risk analysis and mitigation in global sourcing, focusing on the major factors in global sourcing risk, assessing global sourcing risk factors, and implementing contingency management tools. Dr. Patterson has nearly 20 years of manufacturing, logistics, and operations management experience with the U. S. Marine Corps, Avon Products, the Coca-Cola Company, and Nestlé, S.A. Prior to joining academia, his last corporate position was director of manufacturing and factory manager for Nestlé Foods in Los Angeles. Previously, he was Coca-Cola Foods’ manager of contract packing in Houston and plant production superintendent in Michigan. He also served as associate director of the Industrial Development Institute at Michigan State University and is a retired aviation supply officer in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve.
He earned his B.S. in accounting from Western Kentucky University, M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California, M.B.A. in marketing management from Western Michigan University, and Ph.D. in supply chain management from Michigan State University. Dr. Patterson has attained lifetime C.P.M. and A.P.P. credentials from ISM. He was selected as a Deere Senior Research Fellow in Supply Management and formerly served as president of NAPM-Quad Cities, an award-winning ISM local affiliate. He has also held a variety of local and national volunteer leadership positions for ISM. Dr. Patterson twice received the CBT’s “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” and “Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Service,” as well as “Professor of the Year” for the CBT’s Beta Gamma Sigma student chapter. The Coca-Cola Company recognized him with its international “Production Management Development Program Project Award” conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the University Faculty Senate and was a founding member of the WIU-QC Faculty Council. He also served as founding member of the board of directors and corporate secretary for the Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory, a 501(c)(3) corporation involved with developing titanium and other advanced materials processing capabilities for the Rock Island Arsenal and was a board member for the Western Illinois University Foundation. He currently serves as president of the Quad City Foreign Trade Zone #133, a subunit of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.
He is co-author of the 4th (2009) and 5th (2011) editions of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management published by South-Western Cengage Learning and has been published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, PRACTIX: Best Practices in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, eSide Supply Management, and Purchasing Today. A frequent speaker at various national and international supply chain management professional seminars and conferences, his professional credentials have appeared in a variety of international biographies, including four times in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Sigma Iota Epsilon business honor societies and continues to serve as a long-time reviewer for the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
This meeting will be held at Avanti’s Restaurant located at 3302 East Empire in Bloomington. The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with networking opportunities, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm and Omer’s presentation at 7:00 pm. Registration is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Click here to sign up!
Hope to see you there!
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