ISM-7 Counties – 2018 Scholarship Program

Dear Member,

More than 20 years ago our chapter established a special merit Scholarship award in honor of longtime past member, Pat Scalzo.  Pat was an avid mentor to so many and inspired us with her dedication to ISM and the educational benefits it offers to members.

We are proud to continue this scholarship for ISM 7-Counties chapter members in her memory. There are two scholarships – for members in good standing, their spouses, children and/or grandchildren. This year we are pleased to invite APICS Tappan Zee chapter affiliates and their families to nominate someone.

This includes:

  1. Multiple awards of $2,000 for a full-time student – The student must be taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester at an accredited college or university.
  2. A $500 award for a ISM-7 Counties member in good standing – This member must be pursuing a CPSM or CPSD Certification or be a part-time student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester at an accredited college or university.

Only current members of ISM 7-Counties and APICS Tappan Zee affiliates and their families will be considered. Financial data will not be required nor will it be part of the selection criteria. In addition, the applicant’s name will be deleted when reviewed by the selection committee to keep submissions anonymous.

Applications are available at ISM-7 Counties Scholarship page and must be submitted by May 10, 2018. Winners will be announced at the May 17th meeting.

Any questions, please contact Linda Rigano at 914.815.0396 or email: lindarigano@gmail.com.

Looking forward to lots of applications!

 

Best,

Nick Ammaturo

President

Board of Directors, ISM 7-Counties, Inc.

 

ISM-7 Counties – Important Announcement

Dear ISM 7-Counties Member,

As your President, I have some good news, and some bad news, to share with you.

First, the Good News:  Our next two dinner meetings will be FREE to ISM-7 members, and held on April 19 (our 11th annual “Are You Smarter Than A Supply Chainer” interactive meeting) and on May 17 (Top Management Night).  Plus, this year’s Pat Scalzo Memorial College Scholarship program will be greatly expanded (applications available at our website).

And now, the Bad News: these three events will be our final activities.  It is with a heavy heart that I share — effective July 31, 2018 — that we must dissolve ISM 7-Counties.  This was not an easy decision by your Board, but an unavoidable one based on declining membership, lower meeting attendance, and the ongoing challenges of reduced corporate support, increased member workloads, and the overall displacement of manufacturing facilities and headquarters from the 7 Counties area.  Accordingly, this email will serve as official notice to all members of our 2018 Annual Meeting, to be held at 6 pm in conjunction with our May 17 dinner meeting at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, at which members may formally vote on the issue of dissolution.

We have already notified the ISM National office of our decision.  What this means for you is that you either have received a National membership renewal that does not include dues for a local ISM affiliate, or you will very soon.  Either way, we encourage you to continue your professional journey by renewing your ISM membership and joining the nearest neighboring ISM affiliate that makes sense for your work and/or home location:

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you as President over the past three years, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the best and brightest minds in the business.  I hope to see you at future ISM National and local events.

On behalf of the Board, we thank you all for your years of membership and support.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully yours,

Nick Ammaturo

President

ISM-7 Counties

11th Annual Quiz Competition: “Supply Cab – Are You Still Smarter Than a Supply Chainer?”

April 19, 2018 – April 19, 2018

670 White Plains Road

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Description:

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

All ISM Members Can Bring a Colleague to Enjoy the Game plus Complimentary Drinks and Dinner

This program continues our tradition of a fun, educational and interactive quiz competition combined with networking. Mixed teams of attendees will attempt to answer a variety of Supply Chain questions, learn the correct answers, and understand why those answers are the right ones.  Questions will be drawn from all aspects of the Supply Chain including Sourcing, Transportation, Logistics and Production.  The two teams finishing with the most points will be awarded prizes.  As always, this will be an evening of both fun and learning.

 

 

George Yarusavage, DLP, CTL, C.P.M.

Principal, Fortress Consulting

 

George will again be our entertaining emcee.  He is a principal at Fortress Consulting, LLC; an Executive Consultant to the CATTAN Services Group; and a trainer for the American Management Association.  His previous corporate positions included North American Manager of Logistics for M-real USA; Manager of Transportation Procurement for Verizon Wireless; Manager of Corporate Sourcing for NBC, and Director of Technical Logistics for NBC Olympics, where he won an Emmy.  George has a BS in Logistics from Penn State, an MBA from NYU, and has earned three Supply Chain certifications: CTL from AST&L, CPIM from APICS, and C.P.M. from ISM.  In recent years George has written dozens of articles on Supply Chain, Negotiation, Transportation Management, and Professional Development topics.  His current professional activities include being a member of the APICS National Board of Directors and Treasurer of ISM-7 Counties.  Prior to joining the APICS Board, he was the final Chairman of AST&L and managed its merger into APICS, and had served AST&L as Vice Chairman, President, Chairman, Secretary and Program V.P.

 

 

 

 

Hosted by ISM 7-Counties and APICS Tappan Zee Chapter                                     

                          

AGENDA

Thursday, April 19th

 5:30 pm Registration and Networking

6:30 pm Presentation

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer O’Brien at jenobrie@optonline.net or call her at (914) 309-2774

By attending this month’s program, you can earn 1 CEH (Continuing Education Hour) which can be used to re-certify ISM, APICS and other certifications. Provide your email address at the door to get a certificate sent to you the week after the program.

 About ISM 7-Counties

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.

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Lean Performance Indicators – A Road Map for Supply Chain and Procurement Success

September 14, 2017 – September 14, 2017

670 White Plains Road

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Description:

Can you imagine driving your car across the country?  Do you just start your car and begin to drive and hope you reach your destination?  Or do you use a road map to identify key points along the route to help ensure that you arrive at your destination on time and without any wasted effort?  Companies must learn to use performance indicators in the same manner as a road map to track supply chain and procurement performance to achieve success.

We’ll discuss what key performance indicators are, and how they can aid the overall organization to achieve overall business success.  We’ll also look at how these indicators can be used to help identify, quantify and expose waste and how they help direct and focus improvement efforts to meet strategic goals and objectives.  Finally, we will discuss what should be measured, what not to measure, and the ramification of selecting the wrong indicators.

 Presented by – Howard Forman

Howard Forman is president of PIM Associates, Inc.  Howard has over 35 years of experience in the operational and supply chain environments, specializing in ERP system implementations, demand planning/forecasting, purchasing, inventory reduction, supply chain management, operation, lean and business process improvements.  Howard is an active member of the APICS Tappan Zee Chapter and a frequent speaker at various APICS events. He previously earned his CFPIM, CIRM, CLTD and CSCP certifications.  He teaches all APICS certification courses plus tailored operations and supply chain management education and training classes.  He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with an MBA and BS in Business Management.

Hosted by ISM 7-Counties and the APICS Tappan Zee Chapter

 

By attending this month’s program, you can earn 1 CEH (Continuing Education Hour) which can be used to re-certify ISM, APICS and other certifications. Provide your email address at the door to get a certificate sent to you the week after the program

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.

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Scholarship Opportunity

In September 1994, NAPM-Seven Counties established the NAPM-Seven Counties “Patricia A. Scalzo Memorial Scholarship Award.” Today, as ISM-7 Counties, we carry on that award in remembrance of Pat, who touched so many of us with her friendly, outgoing personality. She was a mentor to many of us and she inspired all of us. Pat was a true believer in NAPM (now ISM) and the educational benefits the organization provided its membership and we are pleased to continue this scholarship in her memory.

There are two types of scholarships to our members, their spouses and/or their children and grandchildren:

  • Full-time student – The student must be taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester and must be attending an accredited college or university.
  • ISM-7 Counties Member – This member must be pursuing a CPSM, or CPSD Certification OR be a part-time student taking a minimum of six credits per semester at an accredited college or university.

Members must be active and their dues current. Only current members and their family members may apply. No one will be awarded a scholarship for more than two consecutive years.

The Scholarship Committee will have the authority to determine how these awards are distributed as well as decide on how the $2,000 of the Scholarship Fund will be disbursed this year. Financial data will not be required nor will it be a part of the criteria for selection. In addition, the applicant’s name will be deleted before the applications are presented to the Scholarship Award Selection Committee for review to keep submissions anonymous.

Applications are included here and the deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017. We will be announcing the winners in June.

To apply for a Member or Student Scholarship – Visit our Scholarships webpage.

Questions? Email hayley.unke.moore@gmail.com

 

Key Trends in Energy Procurement – Gary Levitan, CEM, CDSM

October 20, 2016 – October 20, 2016

670 White Plains Road

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Description:

Join us on Thursday, October 20th and learn the top short term and long term strategies companies are taking to grow their business.

Attendees will hear about the key issues facing procurement & supply professionals from industry expert Gary Levitan. Hear what leading companies are doing and how they are saving millions of dollars.

Walk away with concrete advice on how to best identify sources of risk, establish a risk profile, assess the market, quantify exposure, and ultimately, create a strong procurement strategy.

 

Presenter:

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Gary Levitan, CEM, CDSM

Director of Business Development, Utility Services at Ecova

Gary Levitan is responsible for product development, client management and general business strategy for Ecova’s portfolio of electric and gas utilities throughout the east. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks and enhance reputations.

Prior to this Gary served as Director, Procurement for Energy and Utilities for the oldest running company in North America, the Hudson’s Bay Company (Saks 5th Avenue, Lord & Taylor, GILT, Hudson’s Bay, and Galeria Kaufhof. His responsibilities include managing the entire energy and utility budget for all three retail banners of the organization including Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in the US and The Bay in Canada. Mr. Levitan started his career as a financial analyst for JP Morgan and moved into the energy industry as an analyst for Hess Corporation. He has extensive experience in energy and natural gas procurement in all deregulated markets in the US and Canada. Gary received his BA from the University of Delaware.

AGENDA – Thursday, October 20th

  • 5:30 pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:00 pm Presentation
  • 7:00 pm Dinner

Earn 1 CEH (Continuing Education Hour) for attending this month’s program! Certificates provided at the door. 

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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.

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ISM-7 Counties announces the 2014 Patricia A. Scalzo Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

This year ISM-7 Counties presented scholarship awards to three people, one member
scholarship and two student scholarships. Our member scholarship winner is Jennifer O’Brien
who is pursuing her CPSM certification.    Jennifer is currently serving as the ISM-7 Counties Events
Chair.  We are happy to be able to support her in her endeavor.

Our first student scholarship winner is Spencer Helmrich, son of member Rich Helmrich.
Spencer is graduating from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT and will be attending the
University of Rhode Island this fall. His ambition is to be a dual major in Business as well as
Chinese. Spencer is enrolled in the International Business Program.

Our other student winner is Michael Peterson, grandson of long time member Dolores
Avezzano. Michael is graduating from Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, NY and will be
attending SUNY Oswego this fall. He is enrolled in their Criminal and Public Justice program.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners and we are glad to be able to support you in
your education!

Alfred Perreca, C.P.M., CMRP
1st Vice –President, ISM-7 Counties
Chairman, Scholarship Committee

ISM-7 Counties Announces the 2014-15 Slate of Officers and Board Members

The Board of Directors were elected into office at the May 15, 2014 at the Monthly Professional Development Meeting held at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.  The Slate of Officers and Board members will be sworn in at the June 19th meeting at the same location:

SLATE OF OFFICERS & CHAIRS FOR 2014-15

Officers/Executive Board:

  • President:  Nick Ammaturo
  • President Emeritus:  Elaine Griffith, C.P.M.
  • First Vice- President:  Al Perreca, C.P.M., A.P.P., CMRP
  • Second Vice-President:  Karen Ansell
  • Treasurer:  Feorge Yarusavage, C.P.M., CTL
  • Executive Secretary:  Helen Salov
  • Directors and Chairs:
  • Membership:  Karen Ansell
  • Dinner/Special Events:  Jennifer O’Brien
  • Website:  Stephanie Russo
  • Program:  Robert Odomirok
  • Career Network:  Beverly Simon
  • Joint Meeting Coordinator:  George Yarusavage, C.P.M., CTL
  • Advertising/Sponsorship:  Nick Ammaturo
  • Communications/PR:  Linda Rigano, Co-chair
  • Other co-chair:  Open
  • Professional Development:  Open
  • Director At Large:  Open

We wish to thank departing memberof the Board for their valuable service and contributions:

Jeannie Pumphrey, President
Monica McInerney, Director at Large and
Kristin Carty, Communications Committee Member

We have a number of open Board Member roles and wish to invite members/prospective members to consider joining the lSM-7 Board of Directors.  If you have interest, please contact Helen Salov at ism7counties@gmail.com.  Please join us at the June 19th meeting to welcome our new Board of Directors.

Sincerely,

Elaine M. Griffith, C.P.M.
President Emeritus on behalf of the Membership Committee and Board Members

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