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ISM-Houston, Inc. is the Houston Texas affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. We currently have over 900 members involved in all aspects of Supply Management in the greater Houston area.!

Our mission is to provide continuing education and develop the supply management professional through training programs, workshops speakers and networking opportunities..

We welcome anyone interested in supply management to join us at one of our dinner meetings or seminars.

Starting March 1st and continuing through April 15th, any ISM-Houston, Inc member who registers for ISM2014 (May 5-7) in Las Vegas will trigger a $140 donation to ISM-Houston, Inc.

ISM National has a page of resources (banner ads, flyers, logos, etc.) available to help promote the conference.  The link is www.ism.ws/4032


Voting Now Open!!!! Vote by Ballot at the Meeting

Vice President - Term of Office 3 years  TENURE:  One year        REPORTS TO:   President

Assume duties of the President in their absence according to Bylaws.  To produce a completed, balanced Association budget; verify availability of Association funds for non-budgeted expenditures; handle Member Relations duties; assume overall control of General Meetings.

Ross S. Harvison

Managing Partner, Supply Chain and Operations Practice - Intuitivum Group, LLC 

Business Survey Committee Chair - ISM-Houston

Career Services Committee Chair - ISM-Houston

Organization and Leadership CoE Subcommittee Chair - ISM-Houston

Ross has over 30 years of commercial, manufacturing and engineering leadership experience in the petrochemical, polymers and refining industries. He has delivered significant variable and fixed cost reductions in global supply chain and manufacturing organizations using highly effective change methodologies integrated with Lean and Six Sigma process improvement techniques. Ross has also enabled broad manufacturing capability improvement by driving the development of operations management systems standards and supporting their implementation. His organization design and human capital development efforts have delivered substantial fixed cost reductions while maintaining or enhancing overall capability. These efforts have also resulted in improved retention of key staff and the organization's ability to develop qualified personnel for leadership positions. Ross received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Ross has been a member of ISM since 2005 when he became the Director, Procurement North America at Lyondell. He was active nationally as a corporate member of the ISM sponsored Center for Advanced Procurement Studies (CAPS Research) until he left Lyondell in 2010. He has been active in the Houston ISM affiliate since 2011. In 2012, he joined the Centers of Excellence Committee where he supports Organization and Leadership development activities. As of early 2013, he broadened his assistance to the organization by taking leadership of Career Services activities. In late 2013, he became the chair of the Business Survey committee.

Key Deliverables to ISM-Houston:

1.)   Developed and presented “Understanding Your Supply Chain Capability” (Centers of Excellence Dinner pre-meeting presentation)

2.)   Developed and presented “The Highly Effective Development Plan” (Career Service Dinner pre-meeting presentation)

3.)   Arranged “Secure Your Career” presentation by Rick Gillis (Career Services Dinner meeting presentation)

4.)   Arranged “Retention, Succession And Promotion: The Future Of Your Career” seminar by Rick Gillis (Career Services 1-day seminar)

5.)   Developed and arranged “The Successful Job Search: Process and Tools” seminar to be presented by key Houston area job search ministry leaders (Career Services 2-day seminar that has been postponed due to limited registrations)

6.)   Arranged “Procurement Performance Management Powered by ROSMASM” presentation by Marc Hochman of ATKearney (Centers of Excellence Dinner pre-meeting presentation)

7.)   Arranged “Supply Chain Performance and Transformation – Vision for 2020” presentation by Marc Hochman of ATKearney (Centers of Excellence Dinner meeting presentation)

8.)   Revised the ISM-Houston Business Survey process and report; increasing both survey participation and report distribution.

Local Director Position – Term of Office 2 Years  TENURE:  Two years    REPORTS TO:   President

The Local Director shall be assigned responsibilities of overseeing (i.e. directing, managing, and facilitating) the activities and functions of committees assigned by the President and perform such duties and/or special assignments as may be requested by the President.


·         Joined ISM-Houston in 2001

·         Chair, The Supplier Diversity Group 2010 - 2013

·         Co-Chair The Supplier Diversity Group 2009 - 2010

·         Scribe The Supplier Diversity Group 2008 - 2009

·         Member of Supplier Diversity Group 2006 – Present

·         Member of the Special Activities Committee helping in Golf Tournament various years

·         Member of the Association of Healthcare Resources and Materials Management (ARHMM)

Rose has been an active member of ISM-Houston since 2001. She began her involvement as a student at the University of Houston-Downtown where she majored in Management and minored in Supply Chain Management. Rose earned her MBA at the University of Houston-Victoria. Rose participated in ISM’s pilot program for the CPSM and became certified in 2008. Throughout her membership, Rose has volunteered for the Golf Tournament and attended the ISM Satellite Seminars regularly. She has served on the Supplier Diversity Group since 2006 as scribe, Co-Chair and Chair. Rose has over 10 years of experience in procurement in various industries such as mortgage, retail, airline and healthcare. Currently, Rose is a Contract Administrator at The Methodist Hospital System and is also a member of the Association of Healthcare Resources and Materials Management (ARHMM).

Please contact Mara Stanfield, C.P.M. at mstanfie@belmontvillage.com or (713) 463-1770 to make nominations.  The deadline for nominations is Friday 2-7-2014.  The nominees will be reviewed the ballot will be reviewed and prepared to be announced at the March Dinner Meeting and placed on the ISM-Houston website for ratification  and announcement of voting results at the conclusion of the April 8th ISM-Houston, Inc. Dinner Meeting.