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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

For ISM-Houston, April signifies a time to honor the past and prepare for the future.  We will recognize the great work which has taken place throughout the years by honoring the Past Presidents of ISM-Houston.  It is a great opportunity to thank all of those previous Presidents who have contributed to the improvements of our professional organization.  These individuals truly deserve our recognition and thanks. 

April is also the time to prepare for the future by electing new leaders of ISM-Houston.  For the 2014-2015 Program Year, we will elect a Vice President and a Local Director.  Please visit the ISM-Houston website to see the ballot and learn more about the candidates.  Election results will be announced after all votes are tallied at the April 8th general meeting.

Our primary speaker for the April dinner meeting will be Marc Hochman, a Partner with A.T. Kearney, Inc and Chief Operating Officer of A.T. Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions.  Marc will present an overview of practices used by effective supply chain organizations to add value to their businesses.  For the April Pre-Meeting session, Marc will be discussing A.T. Kearney’s innovative work using ROSMASM (Return on Supply Management Assets).  I hope you will attend as I am certain you will learn some industry best practices that you will be able to take back and implement within your company.

Remember to mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

April 29            Purchasing Contract Law Skills

April 30            Supplier Management for Slashed Cycle Times & Improved Results

May 13            Dinner Meeting - Supplier Diversity

May 14            Annual Golf Tournament

May 17-18       CPSM Review

May 19            CPSM Bridge Review

Thank you for your efforts and participation in ISM-Houston activities.  Please encourage your colleagues to attend upcoming ISM-Houston events with you.      


David A. Allen C.P.M.
President
ISM-Houston Inc.
Phone:(713)-241-8464
email: david.a.allen@shell.com