Planning is paramount in purchasing whether it be in professional development, supply chain management, supplier selection, or negotiation. It is the key component.
Supply Chain Management Training
We aim to support and drive the success of supply chain management professionals through highly effective training and development programs.
Becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) establishes you as someone who has mastered the core competencies of the foundational aspects of procurement and sourcing, contracts, negotiation, and leadership.
Becoming a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) allows you to create high-impact supplier diversity outcomes. Designed for professionals tasked with creating diverse supplier initiatives as well as strategic diversity initiatives, CPSD™ certification gives you exemplary skills and recognition as an expert in the diversity sourcing field.
Outcomes Matter. ISM Certifications can help!
ISM membership gives you discounted exam pricing and access to online CPSM study materials and resources. Work toward your CPSM® or CPSD™ certification today!
ISM certification is a cornerstone to achieving Mastery Model excellence – the gold standard for training and expertise in the supply management industry. These certifications have moved more than 60,000 industry professionals in more than 50 countries to the next career level. Achieve Mastery with ISM certification!
For information regarding certifications, please visit the ISM website and click on the Certification tab. Here you will find all of the information necessary to begin your path to becoming certified in various areas of excellence. Additionally, please contact the Professional Development Committee to learn about upcoming certification review courses to assist you along the way.
Passed all four Modules:
Module 1 - The Purchasing Function 6/22/1985
Module 2 - The Administrative Function 1/27/1990
Module 3 - The Organizational Function 6/22/1991
Module 4 - The Continuing Education Function 6/28/1986
A midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and processing of natural gas and liquids for their customers. They directly serve customers in thirteen states and indirectly serve customers throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States through numerous interconnections with unaffiliated pipelines.
Purchase valves, skids, pipe, fittings and flanges, and other items required for compressor stations, pipelines, and special projects.
Purchased Fabrication and machine parts for drilling products. Focused on MUX (Multiplex Control System), MOD systems and Topside products. Purchasing materials such as HPU’s (Hydraulic Power Unit), reservoirs, diverters, mixing skids, and control POD systems.
A Focus on the Importance of Critical Support Materials and Services
Major: Adult Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor: Administrative Sciences
ECO 2113 Prin. of Economics
ECO 2123 Prin. of Economics
CSC 1113 Introduction to Computer Concepts
Purchased miniature precision bearings, precision machined parts, plastic molded parts, stampings, electronic components, and aluminum castings.
Conducted training classes for new buyers.
Assisted the Purchasing Manager as need on special projects.
I taught these certification classes.
I led this seminar in Wichita, KS.
Initially worked in shipping and receiving. Promoted to Cessna Pilot Center Order Processing Clerk. Promoted to Cost Accounting Clerk
Married at Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita, Ks
It gives me to opportunity to work with all types of people both inside and outside the company. I enjoy planning and managing the suppliers that I work with.
My relationship with God is my primary influence. My wife helps me to see things from a different perspective. We have opposite personalities. The leaders that I have worked with over the years have influenced my life greatly with their unique wisdom and knowledge.
"Wherever you are; Get action!"
"The year 1912 was a presidential election year, and former President Theodore Roosevelt was again campaigning for the nation's highest office. By the evening of October 14 his campaign had carried him to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was to deliver a speech in the city's public auditorium.The time was nearing for him to speak, so he strode from his hotel onto the sidewalk outside, where a car was waiting to take him to the auditorium.
As Roosevelt walked...