November 14

Is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)  Right for You?

- What is a GPO? 
- What types of GPO's are there? 
- Is the company structure right for a CPO?
- Using GPO's for "Quick Wins"
- How does a GPO affect supplier relationships?
- How you can use a GPO to gain leverage on suppliers         and internal teams?
- Additional ways to enhance your efforts 

                                                    David McCarty 

                                                                                Co-founder and President,                                                                                  Promithia, has more than 
                                                                                25 years of experience 
                                                                                helping companies optimize
                                                                                their supply chains and   
                                                                                enhance their 
                                                                                human resources practices. 

Location:                                             Time:                                                     Cost: 
Cleveland Clinic,                          5:00pm Networking                     $25, cash or check 
Akron General Health &          5:30pm Speaker 
Wellness Center                          6:20pm Dinner 
4125 Medina Rd
Akron, OH 44333                              
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We currently have three positions open!
Director of Outreach

  • Markets ISM-Akron to internal and external resources and coordinates that lead to increased ISM-Akron membership, meeeting attendance, and member engagement. 
Director of Regular Events

  • Reserves ISM-Akron meeting location, collects rsvp's, checks-in attendees, collects payment, and reserves board meeting location.
Director of External Events

  • Coordinates external educational webinars, seminars, etc for member development.
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The Board of Directors meet six to seven times a year. Members of the Board gain valuable CPSM certification points, leadership experience, networking, and the chance to contribute to the growth and success of ISM-Akron, Inc.
Monthly Events

There are seven different opportunities throughout the year for local professionals to learn, develop and grow professionally through our professional development dinner meetings.
Employment Opportunities

Job opportunites will be posted through ISM-Akron, Inc. as we are notified.
Creating Professional Value in
Northeast Ohio Since 1922

It is our goal to make ISM-Akron, Inc. the premiere supply      professional organization in Northeast Ohio. It is our mission to
educate, serve, and develop  our members so that they will
continue to provide value, opportunity and cost reduction for the
local business interests they represent. By working hand-in-hand
with local universities and businesses, we hope to discover 
needs, recognize  future opportunities for growth and service to build  on the value of our Supply Managment profesion.