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Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference
October 6 -8, 2014
 Anchorage Alaska

More info here

and on the NAPM Alaska web site

Program November 11, 2014

Is your Safety Suspect or Counterfeit?
Rick Warriner, CHPRC Quality Systems

Are the products we depend on to protect ourselves and our loved ones, counterfeit and potentially substandard?

As best as can be determined, the first Suspect/Counterfeit (S/CI) bolts entered the United States sometime in 1974.   Since that time many other safety related items have joined this dubious family.  As of today. The International Chamber of Commerce’s Counterfeit Intelligence Bureau estimates that 5 to 7 percent of world commerce is counterfeit.

·         The Electrical Industry’s Anti-Counterfeit Products Initiative estimates that counterfeit and pirated products cost U.S. Industry $250 billion a year and result in the loss of over 750,000 jobs. Since 1996 UL has had to change their labeling requirements on listed products three times because of continued counterfeiting.

 Mr. Warriner is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the leadership, development, and implementation of nuclear facility quality assurance programs.  He is recognized in the Department of Energy as a Subject Matter Expert in the identification and prevention of suspect and counterfeit components.  Mr. Warriner is a Certified Professional Manager (CM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).  Rick currently is the Quality Systems Manager for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Environmental Restoration Contractor, CH2MHill.

Program location: Applebee's, Kennewick.
Gathering around 5:30 with dinner and program following.
Dinner is one your own – order from Applebee's menu.
No charge to attend, RSVP required.

Board of Directors  Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month

2014-2014 Programs

September 9, 2014

“Table Topics – Roundtable Networking”
Michelle Ochweri, Chelsea Snodgrass, and Sarah Brooks

October 14, 2014

Understanding Incoterms2010
Speakers: Heather Allen & Ian Hizzey

November 11, 2014

Suspect Counterfeit
Speaker: Rick Warriner CHPRC

December 5, 2014  - Barnard Griffin Winery
Planning Team: Angie Gagon, Michelle Ochweri

January 13, 2015

Status of the local Economy
Speaker: Ajsa Suljic
Regional Labor Economist, Employment Security Department, Washington State

February 10, 2015

Speaker: Pete Braun

March 10, 2015

Boise Cascade - Plant Tour
Hosted by Bryan Tinnin

April 16, 2015

Seminar at the Richland Library, Topic to be determined

May 12, 2015

Program Regulation Flowdowns
Mike Taylor, C.P.M.

June 2015 (date to be determined) – Annual Meeting/Planning Meeting

ISM-CB Board of Directors Meeting - Oct. 2014


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