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Here is what you missed at the March 2017 ISM-OC Networking Dinner & Presentation

March 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Our dinner meetings are held the third Thursday of January-May and August-October (eight per year)

Our March speaker was Maria Thompson. She is founder, President and CEO of Agile Sourcing Partners, an integrated supply and contract management company. Prior to founding Agile in 2006, Maria worked at Sempra Energy utilities in supply chain management where she was the Project Management Coordinator for many strategic sourcing initiatives.

The meeting topic will be “Managing the Tail of the Supply Chain Process – Shared Best Practices For Third Party Equipment Rentals

Oftentimes, as supply chain professionals, we spend a lot of time on the upfront sourcing process to get a “great deal”.  What happens when all of those efforts are lost on a loose invoice process or even worse and open procurement  process such as a loose credit card policy?  Maria will walk the group through a transformation of a large utility’s 3rd party equipment rental process from spot purchase to a robust, centralized rental dispatch and invoicing process for over 200 suppliers, 25,000 transactions a year and $65M in annual spend.   We will talk about change management, creating controls and leveraging data to be able to drive sound business decisions and more importantly to capture the costs savings on the back end.


begins at 5:30 PM

Networking from 5:30PM until 6:00 PM

Meeting Starts at 6:00 PM and ends approximately at 8:30 PM

The evening includes discussion of affiliate business, dinner and a presentation on a supply management related topic.

Each dinner meeting with an educational program qualifies for one (1) CEH.

PARKING: Use self parking and ask for free parking ticket when you sign in.


March 16, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
18800 Macarthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612
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