The National Association of Purchasing Management Offers Purchasing and Materials Management Seminar For Supply Managers in Phoenix, AZ November 13-14, 2000

FOR RELEASE: August 15, 2000

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

(Tempe, AZ) - Supply management professionals preparing to participate in, or manage the integration of, purchasing, materials planning, production, inventory control, or other aspects of the supply chain will find NAPM's seminar: Purchasing and Materials Management: Creating a Seamless Process on November 13 & 14, 2000 extremely beneficial.

This is a unique program developed jointly by NAPM and APICS, The Education Society for Resources Management. This seminar is highly interactive, incorporating two different business process simulations, so that attendees not only discuss new concepts but also have the opportunity to try them out.

Additionally, participants will learn the purposes of materials functions and alternatives for accomplishing them; effective cross-boundary goal alignment/measurements; cross-functional process simplification; and how to enhance cooperative team-building relationships.

Early bird registration (30 days prior to the program start date) for NAPM members is $865, $1,085 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