Advance Your Career by Staying Current on Topics that Directly Impact the Supply Management Profession

FOR RELEASE: July 3, 2002

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

(Tempe, AZ) - Advance your career and your organization's staying power by participating in professional development seminars offered by the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) in September, October, and November 2002. ISM offers seminars that are interactive and feature emerging trends and core topics within the supply management profession.

September 2002:

Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism  3-Day
September 18-20  San Diego, CA

Developing a Framework of Excellence For Purchasing and Supply Management  3-Day
September 23-25  Las Vegas, NV

Reducing and Controlling Costs with Cost-Containment Strategies
September 26-27  San Diego, CA

Purchasing and Materials Management: Creating a Seamless Process
September 30-Oct. 1  Las Vegas, NV

October 2002:

Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism  3-Day
October 2-4  Cincinnati, OH

Global Competency Skills for Purchasing
October 7-8  Chicago, IL

Capital Equipment Purchasing: Big Risk, Big Dollars, Big Results
October 7-8  Washington, DC

Cost Effective Supply Chain Management
October 21-22  Chicago, IL

Commodity Teams
October 21-22  Tempe, AZ

Purchasing and the Law: The Basics You Need to Succeed  3-Day
October 21-23  Las Vegas, NV

Improving MRO Management
October 24-25  St. Petersburg, FL

November 2002:

Principles of Supply Management (NEW!)  3-Day
November 6-8  Atlanta, GA

Driving Down the Cost through Cost/Price Analysis
November 7-8  Las Vegas, NV

Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism  3-Day
November 18-20  Tempe, AZ

Contract Writing Basics: What All the Ts And Cs Mean
November 21-22  Atlanta, GA

For complete course descriptions and registration information, please contact ISM's Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401. Seminar information and registration is also available at

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