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April Dinner Meeting

 Note Date Change ==> Thursday April 21st



Topic:  Innovation in Supply Chains: New Ideas and New Evidence 



Speaker:    John Ettlie, Ph.D.

                 Professor, Rosett Chair for Research

                 Saunders College of Business

                 Rochester Institute of Technology


Supply chain literature has been dominated by cost minimization topics and management of two-party (dyad) relationships for much of its tenure in the operations management dashboards. Now, at last, innovation in supply chains has emerged as a legitimate concern and is beginning to take center stage in the debates on forward looking management practices.  In this presentation, emerging ideas about innovative supply chains are summarized, based on new publications and applied research beginning to surface from the leading university programs in the field like Michigan State University, Rutgers and TCU.  The driving forces shaping this applied research agenda and forward thinking in the area like globalization of supply chains and re-shoring trends, the changing locus of innovation in industries like automobiles and the emergence of knowledge management issues and information technology are presented.


John Ettlie is the Rosett Professor of Business in the Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 1975 and has held appointments since then at the University of Illinois: Chicago, De Paul University, the Industrial Technology Institute and the University of Michigan Business School.   Dr. Ettlie has published over 60 refereed journal articles and has made over 100 professional presentations, world-wide, on the management of technological innovation. He has authored five books, including a new textbook published by John Wiley & Sons (New York, 2000) titled Managing Technological Innovation.   His current research projects include: 1) an investigation of the adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems; 2) a study of technology, reliability and customization of manufacturing products with Professor Michael Johnson, University of Michigan Business School; and 3) the context of new product development (NPD) with Professor Mohan Subramaniam, Boston College and Professor Deborah Dougherty, Rutgers University.


Dinner @ 6:00 approx.

Location:   Rick’s Prime Rib

898 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY

5:30 Registration    6:00 Dinner and Program


$20 for MEMBERS in good standing or joining new members

NON-members $25 * Registration of all attendees requested

NO refund for cancellations after 4/18


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New to the profession?  Do you know any students, recent graduates or emerging professionals? If they might be interested in supply management as a career they are invited to attend as our guest!  Please be sure when you RSVP you indicate if an attendee is an “Emerging Professional” and be sure to include contact information.







Spring Seminar



Topic:           Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

When:           Thursday April 21st    8:00AM - 4:00PM

Speaker:      Lawrence Clark, C.P.M.            

Cost:             $149 members  $249 non-members

                        (FREE for new ISM-R members!)

Location:     QES Solutions Inc.

                    1547 Lyell Ave., Rochester, NY 14606


Who Should Attend?
For new purchasing and supply management professionals; experienced professionals wishing to refresh and update their skills; and personnel who interface with purchasers or suppliers.


You will learn

· Key terms and definitions; Purchasing’s contribution to corporate strategy and value creation

· How to identify objectives for effectiveness

· Streamlining tasks to focus on value-add activities

· Tools for increasing acquisition process efficiency and value; Managing small-dollar buys

· Sourcing strategies for different categories of purchases; Sourcing analysis methods

· Supplier Management Skills When, where and how to use RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and competitive bidding

· Approaches to supplier identification, evaluation, selection  and performance measurement

· Managing supplier relations; Implications for quality and cost management

· Preparing for and conducting negotiations

· Steps in price and cost analysis

· Process mapping to locate cost drivers

· Ethical and Legal Aspects of Supply Management

· Contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC )



Lawrence Clark, C.P.M. is a vice-president of the ISM NY/NJ forum and past president of ISM-Rochester where he served as president in 1994 and again 2014. He has done numerous dinner meeting programs for ISM member affiliates. He has also presented papers at the ISM International Conference and edited a chapter on Value Analysis in the Supply Management Handbook, 6th and 7th editions. Mr. Clark has won the highest award of both ISM Rochester (Phil Kron Award) and ISM-NY/ NJ forum (Erlicher Award) for his contributions to the profession. He has 19years experience in Supply Management, serving as a buyer, purchasing manager and materials manager for Burleigh Instruments in Fishers, NY. Since leaving Burleigh Instruments, Inc. He has worked as an educator and instructor and holds a MS degree from S.U.N.Y. Oswego. He currently focuses on training, consulting and career development / certification seminars for Supply Management and Inventory Control professionals.


Registration Deadline: April 15, 2016


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58th Annual Golf Tournament **

Monday, June 6, 2016


The Golf Club at Blue Heron Hills

Macedon, New York 14502

(** All proceeds to ISM-R Scholarship Fund)


































 The Golf Club at Blue Heron Hills

Macedon, New York 14502


This championship-level course challenges golfers to select the right club

and balance risk and reward on every shot. 


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