ISM-Central Florida, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.


Central Florida's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals 

ISM—Central Florida is committed to the professional development of supply management practitioners through education and networking opportunities. Chapter membership represents a variety of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and government.  You are invited to connect and network with your local supply chain colleagues through ISM—Central Florida’s networking and education events, and plant tours.

Upcoming Events

April

18

2024

Chapter Meeting

ISM-Central Florida Rehrig Pacific Plant Tour

Please join fellow ISM-Central Florida chapter members for an exciting tour of the Rehrig Pacific plant in Orlando, FL where recycling and waste carts are manufactured.  Rehrig Pacific is a leading manufacturer of integrated sustainable solutions for the supply chain and environmental waste industries. Their customer partners are a diverse list of industry leaders including Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, and delivery distributors. Founded in 1913, Rehrig Pacific offers an ecosystem of end-to-end solutions including returnable plastic products, material handling delivery lifts and sleds, technology to track those assets, and a dedicated service team to ensure their longevity. Rehrig Pacific focuses on the customers’ needs and providing innovative solutions that are easily implemented and driven by a commitment to sustainability and safety while responsibly and effectively moving goods, services, and ideas through the global supply chain.

Important to Note:

  • Tour is limited to 16 people
  • There will be two non-concurrent tours of 8 people each
  • Closed toe shoes required
  • No jewelry or watches
  • Parking is available on-site, just be mindful of trucks

Location
7452 President Dr.
Orlando, FL 32809

Sponsor: 070 ISM—Central Florida, Inc.

April

18

2024

MEMBER WEBINAR
Member Only

Complying with a Time-Sensitive Canadian Supply Chain Act

Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labor and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act (S-211) went into effect January 1, 2024. If you sell products into Canada, your company may be required to comply and submit comprehensive supply chain reports by May 31, 2024. Join this interactive webinar with a live Q&A led by international trade and ESG leaders from BDO to build your understanding of what companies are subject to the Act, reporting requirements, and what this could mean for supply chain due diligence requirements in other countries.

Online

Apr-May

29-01

2024

EVENT

ISM World 2024 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.

 

THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Las Vegas, NV

The Path to ISM—Central Florida Revitalization is Underway!

It has been a few months since my last message and we are making some progress. You will soon see some new announcements about events and educational opportunities that we are offering to our members. Timing and effort are everything – and we are trying to be creative in our planning. We have been closely engaged with the Board of Directors for ASCM Space Coast. They are in the same boat as we are and we are collaborating to plan joint events across Central Florida from the Space Coast to Tampa. I’m sure you can imagine the challenges we face while planning and making sure we have great turnouts that members are interested in. So, I ask that you please be patient as we make these arrangements, as I’m sure you find these fun and enjoyable.

In the meantime, we are also working on sending out a survey to gain an understanding of what you, our members, are interested in getting from your ISM—CF membership. We want to make sure that you are getting what you want/need to continue to enhance your professional growth. When you see the survey, please take a few moments to respond – it’s the only way we can make sure we serve YOU.

As a reminder, here are your current ISM—Central Florida Board Members. As you can see, we still have some open positions. Please feel free to reach out to this group should you be interested in helping us revitalize the chapter and make us the best chapter in ISM!

  • President - Traci Nichols (Beltrees Consulting)
  • Vice President - Andy Singer (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
  • Treasurer - Chet Taff (Beltrees Consulting)
  • Director, Marketing & Communications - David Billingsley (City of Orlando)
  • Director, Membership – Ellery Triche (Envista)
  • Co-Directors, Education – Andy Singer (Temporary) & Ernie Hernandez (Primo Water North America)
  • Director, Professional Development - OPEN
  • Secretary -OPEN

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements about events, networking, and educational webinars, as we are continuing to lock down the calendar. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

~Traci L Nichols

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