2018/2019 Professional Development Meetings

Next Meeting:

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Facilities / Plant Tour Yogi Tea Company's New Headquarters

Meeting Time:

Yogi Tea Manufacturing
1325 Westec DR
Eugene, OR 97402

Free for Members and Non-Members

By January 21, 2019
Peter Nelson at petejn83@gmail.com


Schedule of events for 2018/2019

September 13, 2018
Measuring Performance in Procurement with Darin Matthews, Director of Procurement & Supply Chain, UC Santa Cruz

October 25, 2018
Facilities / Plant Tour Ninkasi Brewing Company

November 13, 2018
Topic: The Digital Revolution - How Will It Affect Your Organization?
Presenter: Jeremy Green, PhD

January 24, 2019
Facilities / Plant Tour
Yogi Tea Company's New Headquarters

February 21, 2019
Topic: Oregon/Lane County Economic Overview Presenter: Brian Rooney, Regional Economist, Lane County (Eugene MSA)

March 14, 2019
Topic: To be announced soon

May 9, 2019
Topic: Arcimoto Plant Tour
Arcimoto manufactures the world's first Fun Utility Vehicle here in Eugene. More information to follow regarding the tour.

Ideas for Future Meeting Topics:

Constructive Confrontation • Laws of Agencies (Battle of the forms) • Inventory Management • Ethics and Professionalism • World Class Procurement • Certification (Whatís out there) • Contract Management/Principles of Auditing for Compliance • Performance Measures (how do you do it) • Dress for Success • Lean Office • Risk management within the Supply Chain • Supplier Diversity • Warehousing • Vendor Managed Inventory vs. Company Managed Inventory • Surplus/Obsolete Equipment and Supplies • Capital Budget Planning Ė Managing the annual budget • Forecasting • Negotiations • Sales Perspectives (whatís it like dealing with Purchasing Professionals) • ISM Resources

Please send a note of the meeting topics you would like to hear about to Tony DeVico tony.devico@ism-willamettevalley.org