The National Association of Purchasing Management Offers Supply Chain Management Seminar For Supply Managers in Tempe, AZ October 16 - 17, 2000

FOR RELEASE: July 14, 2000

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

(Tempe, AZ) - If you play a significant role in making changes within your organization's supply chain, NAPM's seminar: Supply Chain Management: Adding Value through Strategic and Tactical Effectiveness, October 16 - 17, 2000 is the right seminar for you!

Purchasing and supply management directors, managers, senior buyers, and cross-functional supply chain or strategic sourcing teams, including suppliers will gain an enormous amount of insight at this seminar. What supply chain management involves and how to prioritize your supply chain management efforts; how to develop an assessment of current and necessary skills for successful supply management, the ability to assess what makes your function best positioned to lead the supply chain effort by assessing value and uniqueness, are just a few of the topics being covered at this seminar.

Participants will also learn how to ensure supply efforts over all organizational objectives; how corporate culture and core competencies influence supply chain effectiveness; where value can be added across your supply chain; how to identify and deal with potential implementation problems prior to the actual implementation; develop a measurement system that is meaningful without becoming too complex; and how to develop a definitive action plan to begin when you return to the job.

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