The National Association of Purchasing Management Offers Advanced Purchasing Strategies Seminar For Supply Managers in Minneapolis, MN November 2 - 3, 2000

FOR RELEASE: August 15, 2000

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

(Tempe, AZ) - Significant organizational, technological, and relationship changes continue to impact the purchasing profession. The National Associations of Purchasing Management's seminar: Advanced Purchasing Strategies: Taking it to the Next Level, November 2 - 3, 2000, addresses a number of key areas of importance to those involved in the purchasing process.

This seminar is for those who have attended NAPM's Fundamentals of Purchasing seminar as well as experienced purchasing professionals, managers, engineers, and others involved in the purchasing-supplier interface. Participants will learn key steps to supplier reduction; methods to improve one-on-one negotiations; how to develop an effective supplier rating system; the development and usage of cost and price analysis to improve negotiations; how to manage supplier relations; and steps you can take to reduce the cost of quality without sacrificing excellence.

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