January 2018 Print

ISM-CT Affiliate of the Year!

ISM-CT, Inc. is proud to be the #1 ISM Global Affiliate of the Year!  What an excellent, outstanding recognition for our volunteers and members. 

Aren't you proud to be a part of an association that receives global recognition?  Come join our volunteers and advance ISM-CT to even higher heights.

ISM-CT, Inc; we do better together.  Email: info@ismct.org to begin your path to a more successful procurement profession.

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President's Report

Welcome 2018!  ISM-CT is going to be 100 years old on March 21, 2018.  Imagine that!  100 years ago, 13 people decided to start this association probably never dreaming it would be around 100 years later.  Well, here we are and we are still going strong!

Things have changed since the beginning.  Back then, everything was done manually with no computers, internet or many women in the field.  Nowadays, we have split-second communications, quick decision making and both men and women in the field.  However, one thing has remained constant - the importance of NETWORKING with your colleagues.

Networking in an educational setting is the foremost way to be recognized by your peers and senior level people in organizations.  You are improving yourself by attending our events and meeting people in the same field but from different organizations.  Imagine the importance of that when you want to shift gears and move to another organization.   Membership in an association of Supply Management professionals is key to your success.  Check out our Networking events at: http://ismct.org/meetinginfo.php.

It is time for those members who have students in high school or college to think about applying for the ISM-CT Richard Bradshaw memorial scholarship.  The application is due to our Scholarship Director, Carol Blake, by March 1, 2018.  You can read about it in the section of the newsletter or on our website at: http://ismct.org/Scholarships.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Yours in Supply Management,

John Toto, C.P.M.
ISM-CT President

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Welcome New Members

ISM-CT, Inc. would like to recognize our new members!  Welcome!!

  • Marc Noteware; Belimo Customization
  • Yvette Hull; Stanadyme Corp
  • Christopher Poisella; Amazon
  • David Haley; Leonardo DRS
  • Stephanie Appleby; Leonardo DRS

ISM-CT, Inc. Associate Membership through our Seminar program:

  • Liz Germain; Pitney Bowes
  • Sal Garibaldi; Yale University
  • Jacqueline Booth; Aetna
  • Aimee Cunningham; State of Connecticut Dept. of Administative Services
  • Greg Mooney; State of Connecticut Procurement
  • Patrick Roderick; Connecticut Water Company
  • Ebrahim Siliman; Connecticut Water Company
  • Suzanne Cifelli; Medtronic
  • Meaghan Doran; Medtronic
  • Josh Eck; Medtronic
  • Greg Harney; Medtronic
  • Cheryl Johnson; Medtronic
  • John Meehan; Medtronic
  • Bob Osowski; LeGrand
  • Caroline Perez; Boston Scientific
  • Evelyn Price; Medtronic
  • Daphne Robinson; Medtronic

 We look forward to seeing you at our events!

 ISM-CT Board of Directors

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Calendar of Events

ISM-CT Special EPG Event! UCONN Basketball with the Huskies!!!

February 15, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

XL Center
One Civic Center Plz
Hartford, CT 06103

UCONN Huskies Basketball game

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ISM-CT Workshop: "Current Cyber Trends Locally and Nationally"..earn 2 CEH

February 27, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

il Monticello
577 South Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450

“How and why the FBI is protecting the private sectors most valuable assets from our biggest threats.”  

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ISM-CT CPO Roundtable; 4 CEH

March 05, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Stanley, Black & Decker
700 Stanley Dr
New Britain, CT 06053

Join us for an invigorating half day seminar discussing the many facets of Supply Management issues today. Panel discussion with senior professionals from several organizations with networking sessions to follow.

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ISM-CT Online: "Foundations of Supply Management" earn 14 CEH

March 15, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On-line Course

Participants will take a 360-degree approach to supply management and learn how to leverage the underlying processes including choosing the right supplier, maximizing supplier performance, addressing the legal and ethical issues found in a global supply c

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ISM-CT Happy 100 Year Birthday Workshop: "How B2B Marketplaces are Changing the Role of Procurement" earn 2 CEH

March 21, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

40 Waterview Drive
Shelton, CT 06484

ISM-CT is 100 years old today! Join us and enjoy the presentation to "Find out how the landscape of B2B marketplaces is changing and the impact it will have on the role of the procurement."

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ISM-CT, APICS & ASQ Joint Seminar "Critical Thinking" followed by a Workshop "Ice Cream Sundae Production"

March 29, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Quinipiac North Haven Campus

North Haven, CT

This highly participative session will engage participants in activities that demonstrate tips, tools and techniques for effective decision-making. It is followed by a fun workshop on Ice Cream Sundae Production!

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ISM-CT Seminar "Delivering Change in the Organization Starts with Data"; 7.5 CEH

April 05, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


As a core skill set in today’s complex environment, Purchasing is not a purchasing agent but a change agent.

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ISM-CT Online Seminar "Strategic Supply Management" earn 14 CEH

April 26, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On-line Course

Participants will focus on establishing and leveraging strong supplier relationships, incorporating the concepts of sustainability and the lean supply chain, logistics management, negotiation and conflict resolution and supply chain integration.

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ISM-CT 100th Anniversary-From Evolution to Revolution!

May 02, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Anthony's Ocean View, New Haven
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT

Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary with key speakers: Tom Derry, CEO, ISM Global; Jeff Sonnenfeld, CEO of the Yale Executive Leadership Institute, Yale University and other top leaders in Supply Management.

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ISM-CT Seminar: Negotiations 7.5 CEH

June 21, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hubbell Electric Heaters Company
45 Seymour Street
Stratford, CT 06615-0288

Effective Negotiation Planning is a core procurement competency and a critical, learned skill.

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No refunds on seminars two weeks prior to the event.  $25 fee if canceled.

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