NAPM Presents the 12th Annual North American Research/Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, March 22-24, 2001, in Memphis, TN

FOR RELEASE: February 27, 2001

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), CAPS Research, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) are pleased to present the 12th Annual North American Research/Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, to be held March 22-24, 2001, in Memphis, Tennessee.

This innovative program focuses on research in the fields of supply management, purchasing, logistics, materials management, information technology, and decision science. It explores current research findings, ongoing research, emerging trends, research methodologies, and business research needs. There will also be a discussion of mixed topics including processes, innovative pedagogy, instructional techniques, and classroom materials.

This program features an inventive mix of presenters from business and academia who will create opportunities to explore the application of theoretical research to create business solutions. The symposium highlights include the presentation of several research papers selected through a rigorous review process. Combining an organizational and academic view, this respected event covers content and delivery practices gleaning the best from each platform.

This is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues within an atmosphere of constructive discussion and insightful exchange. "The symposium is a wonderful opportunity for everyone interested in purchasing and supply management to hear about the latest ideas and trends, while networking with visionary leaders in the field," says Phil Carter, executive director, CAPS Research; professor and Harold E. Fearon chair of purchasing, Arizona State University; and co-chair of the 12th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium.

To register for the symposium, contact NAPM’s Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or register online at