Discover the Four Cornerstones of Successful Organizations: Financial, Relational, Informational, and Physical at the ISM Value X 4 Conference

FOR RELEASE: September 9, 2002

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

(Tempe, AZ) — Using the four cornerstones of business as a backdrop, and relying on real-world success stories, the Institute for Supply Management™'s Value X 4: The Essential Supply Management Conference is a must for forward-thinking supply managers. Only when the four networks — financial, relational, information, and physical — are working in tandem can an organization execute a winning strategy. Value X 4: The Essential Supply Management Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 11-13, 2002, promises to deliver powerful models, proven strategies, practical applications, and solid tools for any organization, while emphasizing the four distinct supply networks that drive business.

Workshop sessions and speakers represent decades of supply management experience covering industries as diverse as manufacturing, education, retail, financial management, technology, and non-manufacturing services. Attend a keynote presentation by Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M., ISM senior vice president and distinguished professor of supply management, who will kick off the program and address the "Four Cornerstones of Value-Producing Supply Networks." Additional keynote addresses include: "The Competitive Supply Chain: The Value of Integrating Your Physical, Financial, Informational, and Relational Systems," presented by Kent Brittan, vice president, supply management, United Technologies, and an additional presentation by Dr. Cavinato, "The Near Future: How Far Can You Leverage Supply?"

Other session highlights include presentations by leaders from Alcoa ( a member of ISM's Board of Directors), Subway, Motorola, Dun & Bradstreet, Bausch & Lomb, Merrill Lynch, and more. "The Ten Commandments of Networking" will be offered by Mark McGregor, a professional speaker who will address the importance of networking, how converse and interact effectively, and how to follow up on new relationships.

With a focus on bottomline results, no other arena will have the dynamic impact on the well-being of the organization as ISM's Value X 4: The Essential Supply Management Conference. To register, contact ISM's customer service at 800/888-6276, extension 401, or at go to

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