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October 15, 2015

Tour and presentation at LaBelle Wineries in Amherst, NH.

Details to be announced soon.

President's Message

September 23, 2015

Greetings ISM-NH,

Our first event for the current 2015-16 program year held September 17th at Solidscape (Tour) and Common Man (Dinner Discussion) was a great success. The technology and capability of 3D Additive Manufacturing is fascinating and rapidly changing the game for many applications in numerous industries.

Equally impressive to the tight tolerance and precision process capability of the Solidscape 3D Printers, proprietary wax material and software making them a world leader in this technology, is the success of American Manufacturing via Solidscape within the Granite State in Merrimack, NH.

Solidscape is a proven example of American Manufacturing remaining strong. With the largest 3D printing install base with more than 4,000 high-precision 3D printers operating in over 80 countries for the direct manufacturing of solid objects designed in CAD, Solidscape also proves American Manufacturers can be, and are, global leaders.

Our association Treasurer, Andy Gauthier and I – coupled with feedback from many of the attendees, agree it was one of our best tours and dinner discussions. We believe there is value in returning again next year to Solidscape (it was that good) for those who missed it and for those who did attend to see and learn even more – not just about Solidscape and their remarkable products but also Lean Manufacturing and 5S.

Scott DeFreitas, President ISM-NH

New Registration Policy PDF Print E-mail

At times, members register for a meeting and then find that they are unable to attend.  We understand that unexpected issues arise at the last minute. Many members do contact us in that case, and while we appreciate that, if we have already committed to a headcount for the dinner, we are obligated to pay the venue for that meal.  The board has agreed that we will now require notice of cancellation by the meeting registration deadline.  If notice is not given within this timeframe, payment must be made for the meal or a meal ticket must be surrendered.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.  PLEASE NOTE: You may send a substitute in your place if you find that you cannot attend; however, please let us know for our records that you are sending an alternative.

ISM-NH Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 June 2015 21:55

ISM-NH is pleased to announce the The Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship for 2015.  This was begun in memory of Richard Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P.,  to recognize his service to the purchasing profession. This scholarship is for the children and grandchildren of ISM-NH, to help further their education.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 scholarship. A change this year is that there is no firm deadline; applications are considered as they are submiitted.


The second scholarship is the ISM-NH Continuing Education Scholarship, which offers financial assistance to current ISM-NH members continuing their education. It is in honor of the many ISM-NH volunteers whose work has allowed this organization to exist and thrive.  Applications are currently being accepted for this scholarship.

Applications and criteria/requirements for both scholarships can be found on the Main Menu to the left under "Scholarships".

New Dinner Meeting Prices PDF Print E-mail

Due to rising venue and meal prices, the prices for Professional Dinner and Networking Meetings (PDNM) have increased to $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members and guests.  Be sure to use your two meal tickets that are included with your dues each year! They may be used for yourself or a guest.


Calendar PDF Print E-mail

Upcoming dinner meetings (Subject to change)

September 17, 2015- Tour of Solidscape and presentation of 3-D printing

October 15, 2015-  LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH

April 21, 2016- TBA

May 19, 2015- Tour of Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

2015 NESCON CONFERENCE $199: One of the best educational values in the Northeast! PDF Print E-mail


Save the date!

The New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be taking place on October 5, 2015 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center.  This conference provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to keep pace with rapid change in the supply management profession.  Early-bird discounts are available until September 18, 2015. Only $199 for the entire day--a true value!


Registration and program information is available on-line at: Register now, before all the slots fill up!  Also, a key highlight of the conference will be the lunchtime Keynote(sponsored by MetaProcure).  This will highlight a talk given by Roy Anderson, Executive Vice President of MetaProcure.  He is truly one of the best and most dynamic & exciting speakers you will EVER see!


The New England Collaborative has consistently received rave reviews for delivering one-day conferences with superior value – “A great bang-for-the-buck!” Attendees agree that NESCON is remarkable for its professional breadth, originality and overall cost effectiveness.  This year's program promises to be just as engaging as the record-setting 2014 conference, with six distinct learning tracks, two Keynotes, and Exhibitor presentations covering a wide range of supply chain topics, emerging trends and solid solutions.  This is a great way for professionals to leverage their time and spend precious training dollars wisely at a first class, LOCAL event.

Six Custom Learning Tracks: Risk Management & Compliance, Microsoft Office Tools for Business, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Global Logistics, Operations Mgt: ERP & Demand Management, and Supplier Showcase.

Ø Supply Chain Compliance: RoHS, Reach, EICC, Conflict Minerals, etc.

Ø Supply Chain Risk Mgt: Think Differently!  Risk Exposure Index (REI) primer

Ø Reducing the Risk from Sourcing

  • Windows 10 & Office 2016 (& 365): Newest/Best Features to improve office productivity!

Ø Business Intelligence in Excel (Pivot Tables & Other Data Mgt Tools!)

Ø TBDOffice Technology (TBD)

Ø “Extreme” Negotiations with Difficult Suppliers: Lessons learned, tips & tricks!

Ø Where are Supply Chains Headed?: 2016 and beyond!

Ø Intellectual Property: A Hot Issue for Today’s Supply Contractsbe Proactive, not Reactive!

Ø Data Driven Logistics: Leveraging Business Analytics

Ø The Connection of Level of Service & Transportation Rates: The Holy Grail!

Ø TBD – Global Logistics

Ø ERP Selection: Cut Through the Hype = A Fresh Approach!

Ø Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Quickly!: Accelerated Value Stream Mapping

Ø Demand Planning Success Stories: Real World Examples and Key Concepts

Ø Economic Outlook - A New England Perspective (Special segment on the adverse effects of the recession, and the forecast for recovery)


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