In recent conversations with many of you, it is clear that 2014 is already quite busy with numerous business projects and activities impacting our supply chains and personal workloads. A number of you have indicated that in order to meet this demand, you have increased your reliance upon key supplier relationships. We all understand the importance and critical impact that our suppliers play in our management of supply chains, both from a positive and negative impact. So, it is very timely that during February, our Supply Chain monthly theme is Supplier Relationships.
Our Supplier Expo, which is one of our two primary fund raising events, will be held on February 11th and begins at 4:30 pm. I encourage you to come early to the February dinner meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of suppliers who actively support ISM-Houston and the Houston business community. We feel very strongly about supporting these suppliers and the excellent work they do.
Our primary dinner speaker for the February dinner meeting will be Mark Hehl, a Senior Consultant with Solutions for Business. Mark will speak on the topic of “Successful Cross Border Supplier Management”. I believe you will greatly benefit from hearing Mark discuss his views on Supplier Management and be able to take some key thoughts back to your workplace.
I would like to highlight a number of other upcoming key events which are listed below. Please mark them down in your calendar.