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ISM Greater Grand Rapids

Welcome to the website for ISM Greater Grand Rapids.  As an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management, we have been providing educational opportunities for our membership since 1919.  They include eight Professional Dinner Meetings (PDM), tours, seminars, and webinars.  So take a look around.  If you are not a member and would like to try us out, please contact us:

We provide over 35 hours of educational opportunities in addition to networking with your peers in the Supply Chain profession.  Again, reach out to us as we would like to assist you in growing in the profession.

Thomas Cole, C.P.M.
President ISM Greater Grand Rapids

The October Greater Grand Rapids Report on Business covering September is now available in the Members section.   Also included is an article by Brian Long on Why Companies are Moving to West Michigan.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) & Export Control Reform

Friday November 14, 2014 GVSU’s Detroit Center Detroit, Michigan

If you are engaging in or considering entering into defense contracting and service support than this program is for you. After attending this full day program, participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of ITAR regulations and a thorough overview of the essential elements of defense export controls and their reforms.

Information covered includes:

  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • ITAR’s regulatory framework
  • ITAR registration
  • U.S. Munitions List (USML)
  • Licenses & Agreements
  • Exemptions
  • Establishing compliance programs and best practices
  • Technology control plans
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

    • EAR’s regulatory framework
    • Commerce Control List (CCL)
    • Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)

    Export Control Reform Initiative

    • Reform Initiative update
    • Transfers from the USML to the CCL
    • Regulatory Changes Update

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00AM 
Program: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Price: $300 Non-Member / $175 Member