Don't Let the Competition Discover the Secrets before You Do! ISM Impact 2002: Impact the Bottomline

FOR RELEASE: April 10, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — Strengthen your connection with your career, your colleagues, and your role within your organization by attending the Institute for Supply Management™'s Impact 2002: A Total Price/Cost Approach to Supply Management to be held June 10-11, 2002, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia. Learn to identify ways to cut costs, evaluate prices, and save your organization money, while discovering the secrets of a successful enterprise.

Relying on actual business experience, this program presents new trends, fresh ideas, and practical solutions to directly impact your organization's success. Supply management touches all aspects of the organization including finance, production, development, even sales and marketing. With a focus on bottomline results, no other arena has the same direct impact on the well-being of an organization. Effective supply management professionals have the responsibility to deliver value to all facets of the network and this program is geared to support that model. Impact 2002 focuses on lessons learned and success stories, providing new perspectives and proven strategies to help give organizations a competitive edge.

Supply management professionals seeking new ways to approach fiscal challenges. Managers with a desire to improve effectiveness and communicate value. Buyers, supply managers, purchasing managers, purchasing agents, negotiators, contract managers, and financial managers dedicated to strengthening the bottomline will all find this program invaluable.

The Institute for Supply Management™, established in 1915, is the world's leading educator of supply management professionals and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, companies, and government. In May 2001 the membership of NAPM voted to change the association's name from the National Association of Purchasing Management to the Institute for Supply Management™ to reflect the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at

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