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March 9th
ISM Dinner Meeting
with APICS and CO-OPP
The Dysfunctional Organization
with Author Ron Emery

Author, Ron Emery will be discussing his latest book "The Dysfunctional Organization." Fixing broken businesses is difficult, considering the stakeholders still have ownership of the processes and are reluctant to give up control to allow the business to grow and be successful. Based on his “over 25 years of executive experience and his consulting experience,” Ron knows how to look for the root cause of the issues and get straight to the remedy. “Many times we try to fix the problems, without understanding the systemic issues that caused the problem in the first place…long story short we will be fixing again and again.

Ron will explain what he has found to be the root cause of many issues within an organization, for example, politics, lack of teamwork, setting the wrong objectives and accepting and rewarding the wrong behaviors. Process development and understanding is key to drive business performance and you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Some of the reasons for the dysfunction are beyond the organizations control while others are well within its grasp to change. For those who want to uncover what might be wrong with most organizations today and how to address them with systemic actions that will allow for peak performance, this meeting is for you.
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CPSM Review Classes
Now Available
Sponsored by ISM Cincinnati
Beginning Saturday, March 21st, ISM Cincinnati will host a CPSM review seminar series of classes, running four consecutive Saturdays.
*As this is the last year to take the Bridge Exam, an extra effort will be made to highlight Bridge materials.
Don Johnson, CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, C.P.M.
ISM Cincinnati Certification Chair
Upcoming Events
March 9  
Professional Development Meeting
The Dysfunctional Organization
 March 26   Board Meeting 
 April 13   Professional Development Meeting 
 April 16  
ISM Webinar
Measuring Supplier Financial Health
 April 30   Board Meeting
 May 3-6    ISM National Conference
 May 11   Professional Development Meeting
 May 28   Board Meeting
 June 9   Professional Development Breakfast
 June 17   Networking Mixer 
 July 16  
ISM Webinar
Project Management