Message from our President

Members & Future Members,

Thank you for visiting our newly launched ISM-7 Counties website. Our team has been collaborating on this for some time now to ensure that it was a robust tool for all. We listened to what members were searching for from our Chapter and also what we value in this organization. We will continue our mission to serve the professional, educational and networking needs of supply chain colleagues. You will see we have expanded on our Career Center, offering one-on-one support from a leader in the industry, in addition to an Academic Corner, where we will be featuring published articles targeted at our industry. We also have a unique partnership with two other organizations in which we collaborate to bring Professional Development sessions to our members. Through APICS Tappan Zee and now recently ASQ Tappan Zee (American Society of Quality), we feel we can offer the most robust programs targeted at an array of industries. Check out our upcoming events and come find me to introduce yourself and find out how you can become more involved, or how we can assist you.

Please take a look around, and let us know what you think, we will continually collect feedback and ensure the site is useful for all.


Nicholas Ammaturo
ISM-7 Counties

Wednesday Oct 22nd: Avon Calling…Hear How Iconic B2B Giant is Transforming Its Supply Chain




Avon Calling…Hear How Iconic B2B Giant is Transforming Its Supply Chain

 Don’t Miss the Wednesday, October 22nd Program Featuring Bryan Wayda, Avon’s Vice President of Supply Chain, North America

Imagine a supply chain with 6 million independent sales representatives, 500,000 orders a day and 4 billion units sold annually. And, add 4 lipsticks sold every second around the globe. That’s Avon – one of the nations’ most powerful and complex supply chains.

Don’t miss out on hearing Bryan Wayda, Vice President – Supply Chain, North America for Avon Products. Avon, for those of you who don’t know, is a leading global beauty company with $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Their products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and fashion and home products.

Mr. Wayda has been with the company for more than twelve years in a number of senior management positions including Regional Director Customer Service and Executive Director – Supply Chain Mexico and Central America to Executive Director – Global Order Fulfillment Lead SMT. Mr. Wayda has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Mr. Wayda will share the transformation Avon is experiencing and the complexities of the business. Attendees will get to see Avon’s “best in class” fulfillment distribution network and join in a Q&A following the presentation.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Diageo N.A. for providing the venue and networking reception. Additionally, Inkwell Global Marketing (IGM) is sponsoring the program. Representatives will be on hand to share the company’s latest innovations. ISM 7-Counties is the host for the evening – joined by the Tappan Zee Chapters of both the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and American Society of Quality (ASQ).


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


5:15 PM Registration & Networking

6:00 PM Presentation

7:00 PM Dinner



Diageo N.A. Headquarters, 801 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Note: Meeting is in the Conference Center.



 Presentation & Dinner: (Cash/credit card accepted)

Members – $31; Non-Members – $36; In-Transition Members/Students – $16

 Presentation Only:

Non-Members – $16; Members, Undergraduate & Graduate Students – Free


RSVP Required



Questions? Email: Jennifer O’Brien at or call (914) 309-2774


About our Sponsors

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit


Inkwell Global Marketing (IGM) is the leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of branded merchandise worldwide. Combining creativity, technology, product design, sourcing and global distribution, IGM is the choice of the largest companies and brands in the world. IGM is dedicated to designing, creating and manufacturing branded products that motivate, communicate and educate. IGM offers clients a wide range of products including but not limited to: promotional products, corporate apparel, non-branded premiums, recognition awards and OEM designed custom products. Our Philosophy is simple…we believe in partnerships. IGM is more than a supplier of merchandise. IGM performs as a partner in developing complete marketing and public relations campaigns to promote our clients through the visibility of branded merchandise. Whether promoting locally or globally; IGM has the experience and creativity to find a fresh solution to any promotional challenge.

FSO Outsourcing delivers people solutions that reduce the cost and improve the productivity of the non-core functions of your business, so you can focus on what you do best: Growing your business, generating value and increasing your profits.


About ISM 7-Counties

Every day supply chain management & purchasing professionals make decisions that affect their companies’ brands, competitive positioning, and bottom-line performance. The opportunity to have such an important impact across all industries is incredibly rewarding. Enter – Institute for Supply Management (ISM). For over 100 years ISM has been the premier organization representing over 40,000 supply chain professionals around the globe.


ISM-7 Counties is an affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), and an organization that is leading the way –offering members the resources they need to succeed – everything from networking with colleagues, meetings with subject matter experts to learn best practices, and access to ISM Report on Business®, a renowned study that provides invaluable insights on current data and trends. ISM 7-Counties is a leading advocate for the supply chain field – promoting all the reasons why a career in this field can be so satisfying. Being a key player in the global business arena is just one facet that makes this field so interesting. Using new technologies and managing the complexities of different cultures, regulations, tax codes, etc. are all a part of it, as well. Entrants and seasoned veterans alike have the chance to get involved in areas that may dovetail with their personal values, such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


ISM 7-Counties is a non-profit organization representing supply chain colleagues in six New York Counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster, plus Fairfield County in Connecticut.