The National Association of Purchasing Management Offers Improving Purchasing Performance Seminar For Supply Managers in Dallas, TX October 19-20, 2000

FOR RELEASE: July 14, 2000

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

(Tempe, AZ) - Supply management professionals interested in improving and developing existing skills to meet the changing requirements of the profession are encouraged to attend the National Association of Purchasing Management's (NAPM) seminar: Improving Purchasing Performance: Developing Skills for a Changing Profession.

This seminar will focus on how purchasing and supply management is changing to meet the needs of today's organizations; the new skills needed to meet the demands of this dynamic profession and how to modify and update existing skills; how to identify personal skill gaps; why communication skills are the # 1 requirement for success; how to develop "consulting" skills; and problem solving innovation.

Early bird registration (30 days prior to the program start date) for NAPM members is $895, $1,095 for nonmembers. Participants earn 14 continuing education hours.

For registration or more information on this seminar, contact NAPM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401; or visit NAPM on the Internet at and go to the Professional Development/Education area of the site. For a complete NAPM Seminar catalog (43 pages); call NAPM's Fax on Demand at 800/444-6276 and request document #0264.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. NAPM provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 181 affiliates with more than 46,000 members throughout the United States. Visit the NAPM Web site at