ISM's 2002-2003 Satellite Seminar Series: Experience Interactive Programs that Come to You

FOR RELEASE: August 22, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — Advance your career to new heights by staying current on topics that directly impact the supply management profession. With the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Satellite Seminar Series, supply management professionals will have the opportunity to participate in a four-hour presentation delivered via satellite, while communicating with the expert speakers and panelists throughout the live discussion sessions via telephone, fax, or email. Each Satellite Seminar is available to down-link through your ISM affiliate or your organization.

New Satellite Seminars available in 2002 - 2003 include:

Contracting Roadblocks: Removing the Barriers
October 24, 2002

This program focuses on the more complex problems that can arise within contract management, and the tools that supply managers can use to resolve these difficult situations. Supply management professionals, including contract managers or others involved in the contracting process who potentially face challenging issues with contracts, will benefit most from this seminar.

Total Cost: Impacting the Bottomline
February 6, 2003

Become more effective at impacting your organization's bottomline. Discover how various economic trends affect your job, and explore the various methods and uses of forecasting and financial analysis. All levels of purchasing and supply professionals who desire knowledge of and hands-on practice with the various forecasting models, and those who want to learn how to use financial analysis effectively, will find this seminar beneficial.

Leadership Skills for Supply Management
April 10, 2003

In today's changing marketplace, supply professionals are required to be super project managers and are faced with constantly changing roles. What skills are necessary to excel? What are the essential leadership skills needed in a team environment, and to work with suppliers? This program will focus on the skills that will strengthen your leadership qualities. Entry to mid-level supply management personnel who desire to improve their leadership skills, and upper level managers who wish to enhance or refresh their skills as effective leaders, should participate in this seminar.

Reengineering MRO Procurement to Impact Your Organization's Bottomline
June 12, 2003

The procurement of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies is often overlooked as a source of cost reduction. These small-dollar, high volume items can represent an excellent opportunity for attaining large cost savings. This program explores how to leverage your MRO spend for significant cost savings, as well as tools and technology to manage this overlooked commodity. Supply management professionals who are seeking ways to reduce costs and streamline the process of purchasing maintenance, repair and operating supplies will benefit from this seminar.

All programs air at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and run for approximately 4 1/2 hours.

Each interactive ISM Satellite Seminar offers the perfect opportunity to keep purchasing and supply management staff up to date on timely, relevant topics. For more information, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401, or use the satellite seminar direct link at

The Institute for Supply Management™, established in 1915, is the world's leading educator of supply management professionals and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, companies, and government, and reflects the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at

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