National Association of Purchasing Management Presents the 6th Annual Management Program: Developing Excellence in Purchasing and Supply Management

FOR RELEASE: January 27, 1999

CONTACT: Zenobia Daruwalla
  NAPM Media Relations
  602/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — A five-day program on developing excellence in purchasing and supply management, sponsored by the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) and Florida State University (FSU), will take place February 7-12, 1999, in Tallahassee, Florida.

This marks the 6th annual presentation of the Management Program on the Florida State University campus. The program gives purchasing managers, senior buyers, supply chain managers, and buyers who contribute to strategic and tactical decision making within their organizations valuable insight into the purchasing and supply process.

The objectives of the program include recognizing the link between purchasing effectiveness and organizational success, developing skills necessary to effectively plan and enhance creativity, improving your ability to develop forecasts for senior level management, and understanding the trends in electronic commerce and how to optimize new technologies.

Twelve leaders in the purchasing and supply management field will present 18 different sessions during the week-long program. Some of the sessions include purchasing, education, training, trends, purchasing and the Internet, managing material assets, and negotiation strategies. Participants work closely with the faculty to present ideas in an interactive, open format. This important program will include lectures, case studies, group discussions, videos, and problem solving exercises.

For more information, or to register for the 6th Annual Management Program, contact NAPM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 602/752-6276, extension 401.

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 non-members alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 180 affiliates with more than 44,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.