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Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011

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Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate
Programs Office
1360 Gerdin Business Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
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Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate
Programs Office
1360 Gerdin Business Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
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Tracing a Supply Chain from Iowa to China Presentation

Register Today!

Tracing a Supply Chain from Iowa to China

Hosted by: Institute for Supply Management – Central Iowa


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with other professionals over a fine buffet dinner and even better, to earn 1.5 CEHs.



Skinner Room C

Prairie Meadows Conference Center,

Altoona, IA



Dr. Scott Grawe, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, Co-leader of China Study Aboard Trip

Daniel Berg, Senior in Supply Chain Management

Lindsay Haack, Senior in Supply Chain Management


Have you traced one of your supply chains back to the supplier’s overseas location?  A new course at Iowa State did this by having students visit each point in the supply chain between a factory in China to a Target store in Cedar Falls.  The new course was organized as a 10-day live case study for students over spring break.  


The trip started with a visit to a Target store and distribution center in Cedar Falls and ended with a tour of a factory in China that supplies many Target products. Students made stops in between at ports in Los Angeles and China to see where the large container ships hauling product are loaded and unloaded. The students will share what they learned about the many costs of offshoring.


The Supply Chain Trip and Study Course will be offered again this year. Learn more about the Spring Break trip >>


Who Should Attend?

ISM-CI Members and Managers, Public and Private Sector Supply Professionals, High School Seniors Interested in Studying Business and Supply Management at Iowa State University.


Registration Fees and Process

To Register for this event, please contact Jane at napmcijane@aol.com

  • ISM-CI Members enjoy this fine dinner and program as a membership dues benefit
  • ISM-CI Guests and visitors are welcome. Cost is $25.00 for the dinner and program
  • Other ISU or High School Student guests are invited and the dinner fee is $10.00


Special Registration Note in Conjunction with the ISM-CI Recruiting Drive

ISM-CI Policy 1004 establishes the following Policy regarding the cost of meals at ISM-CI Regular meetings for a prospective new member.  Each prospective new member shall be responsible for the cost of his or her first meal as a prospective member and for the cost of any additional meals that they consume prior to becoming a member of ISM-CI.  The amount due for the meal will be the per meal rate that the ISM-CI Board of Directors has established for the calendar year. (Currently $20.00 per meal)


Upon payment for the first meal, a prospective new member shall receive a voucher amount to be equal to 1 ½ times the first meal cost.  When the prospective new member joins ISM-CI, the discount voucher may be used only to discount the price of one ISM-CI seminar registration fee during the first year of membership.  A discount voucher is valid for one year from the date of issue.  Each prospective new member may earn and use only one discount voucher.  ISM-CI members are urged to invite their colleagues to become members and bring them to the meetings.


About ISM-Central Iowa

ISM-CI Serving Central Iowa with Professional Development Opportunities for 65 years.


ISM-CI exists to educate, develop, and advance supply management professionals in Central Iowa. The beneficial professional education programs include many opportunities to attend and learn from cutting edge professional leaders and teachers. The ISM-CI programs are organized to keep supply management professionals at the forefront of new developments for supply operations in organizations.  More over, we provide year around study and review sessions for the foremost professional certification program.  Two complete sets of CPSM reviews are presented each year.  You can earn your professional certification with ISM-CI here in the Central Iowa area.


For additional Program information contact Kemp at 515-401-4758 or kempr@mchsi.com


ISM-CI Reserves the right to cancel all or part of this program and change the prices if necessary.

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