Sharpen Your Skills with ISM's Seminar Showcase for September 2002

FOR RELEASE: July 12, 2002

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

(Tempe, AZ) — Whatever your goal might be, the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) September seminars will aid participants in adding value-add to both their own professional development and their organization's bottomline.

ISM has specifically designed each seminar to offer professionals at every level a benefit. Sessions focusing on fundamentals were developed for those new to supply management, and advanced programs for the more experienced supply management professional are available as well.

Fundamentals of Purchasing (3-Day) #4510
New to supply management? Need a refresher course? This course is valuable whether you are new to the profession or just need to brush up on your skills.
September 18-20, 2002
San Diego, CA

Developing a Framework of Excellence for Purchasing and Supply Management (3-Day) #4512
Looking to learn the best practices in purchasing policy, supplier management, and contract development and management? Is it important to refine your team-building and conflict management tactics and strategies? This course will show you how to implement these programs and best practices in your organization.
September 23-25, 2002
Las Vegas, NV

Reducing and Controlling Cost with Cost-Containment Strategies #4513
This course is valuable to all purchasing and supply management professional as well as other sourcing team members, including cost analysts, engineers, and dedicated professionals, striving to enhance their organizations' competitiveness. Team attendance is encouraged.
September 26-27, 2002
San Diego, CA

Purchasing and Materials Management: Creating a Seamless Process #4514
This course provides a high-level perspective valuable to leaders in purchasing and materials management who are preparing to direct or participate in the integration of purchasing, planning, production, inventory control, finance, or other aspects of the supply chain.
September 30- October 1, 2002
Las Vegas, NV

For more information about upcoming seminars in September or throughout the year, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or visit the ISM Web site for complete seminar details and registration 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.

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