"Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management" Leverages Value Across Whole Organization

FOR RELEASE: July 30, 2001

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

(Tempe, AZ) — The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) will offer, for the first time, Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management on November 15-16, 2001, in Dallas. This first-time seminar will focus on commodity teams and leveraging value across the whole organization.

Commodity teams are regarded as a leading-edge approach to optimizing supply management's organizational contribution. They are a unique opportunity to enhance and leverage value across an entire organization. This advanced seminar covers how to organize and use commodity teams with a "value focus." It will equip participants with effective team-building and participation skills.

Supply management professionals as well as professionals from other functions such as maintenance, engineering, finance and accounting, and quality control who are involved in or relate with a commodity team should attend this seminar. This program is valuable to those who are or may become members of a commodity team initiative in their organization.

Participants will learn how to form an effective commodity team for the purchase of goods and/or services; how successful commodity teams function; how to measure team success; and how to effectively communicate value delivered.

For more information, or to register, contact NAPM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or visit us on the Internet at www.napm.org and go to the Seminars and Online Learning area.

The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), established in 1915, is the world's leading educator of supply management professionals, and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, government, and industry. Effective January 1, 2002, the NAPM will become the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in recognition of the mounting strategic and global significance of supply chain management.

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