Message from ISM LA President, Christopher Dixon
Dear ISM LA members,
Welcome to the "new reality." Jobs are not secure, the economy is still far from recovered and we’re all expected to do more with fewer resources. It’s easy to take a passive attitude amidst all this doom and gloom. I say forget that, let’s stack the deck in our favor instead!
How do we do that you ask? Become of member of ISM of course! Let me explain why I feel this way.
ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. What better way can there be to further your career than by being part of an organization dedicated to enhancing the “value” of its members?
ISM enhances value through education and professional development. In today’s world you simply cannot afford to stop learning and improving your skills. ISM provides a myriad of ways to do this. You want certification, we’ve got that. You need specific training in a supply chain discipline, ISM has that too. Access to tools and templates, world class business research, annual training seminars, the list goes on and on.
ISM enhances value through people. People run companies. People make hiring decisions. People can help pick you up when things are going sideways -and they will. People can offer advice, provide companionship and help you navigate today’s rough and tumble business world.
There is no better way enhance your value than by being an active member of a local ISM affiliate. Attend the meetings, take some training classes, network, get out there!
I look forward to getting to know more about each of you during my term as president of ISM LA.
Wishing you great success in your endeavors and I'll see you at our next meeting!
President, ISM LA 2013-2014
Message from the ISM LA Past President and Trustee
ISM LA’s Mission is to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession, by providing opportunities to network, enhance our professional skills, and increase the knowledge of our membership.
Now that we have stated our lofty goal I’m going to let you in on a secret…ISM LA members have more fun. We have more fun at our jobs, more fun at meetings, and more fun learning. Read More >>
The ISM 2011 Affiliate Excellence Award Winners pose as a team together at the recent conference in Baltimore. In the center from ISM Los Angeles are your friends Peter Wade, C.P.M., President 2010-2011 and C.J. Nord, C.P.M., President 2011-2012. Both with big smiles...because ISM LA MEMBERS HAVE MORE FUN!
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