NAPM Announces Upcoming Educational Symposium

FOR RELEASE: June 19, 1998

Contact: Zenobia Daruwalla
NAPM, Media Relations
Tempe, Arizona
602/752-6276 ext. 3015

The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) will be holding a two-day symposium for directors, managers, and C.P.M.s in purchasing and supply management. The NAPM Educational Symposium is an intense educational experience developed at the request of purchasing directors, managers and C.P.M.s to focus on a level of learning consistent with their advanced experience and expertise. The symposium program is highly interactive and addresses subjects not typically accessible through other NAPM resources.

All programs are two-day programs beginning Thursday, August 13, and ending Friday, August 14, 1998, San Francisco (Millbrae), California.

Three programs are available:

  • Program 4766: How Does Purchasing Add Value?

    Instructor: Ken Dominiak, C.P.M. – Business speaker, college instructor, seminar leader, and consultant. This program focuses on topics ranging from supplier response time to auditing, primary distributor contracts, and negotiations.

  • Program 4767: The Purchasing Professional’s Internet Tool Kit

    Instructor: Brian Caffrey – Management consultant and educator This workshop will examine the Internet and the age of electronic commerce and demonstrate how purchasing professionals can use existing Internet-related technologies to radically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

  • Program 4768: How to Develop and Maintain a World Class Supply Chain

    Instructor: Michael G. Patton – President and CEO of Corporate Strategic Services, Inc. You will learn a variety of best practices, change management principles, strategies, techniques, systems, and technologies.

Participants will receive workbooks for each session, distinctive attendance certificate and achievement award, and 14 Continuing Education Hours upon completion of the program.

For more information about the Educational Symposium for Managers, Directors, and C.P.M.s, call NAPM customer service at 800/888-6276, extension 401, or visit the NAPM Web site at

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. NAPM provides its more than 44,000 members in its 180 affiliated associations with opportunities to expand their professional skills and knowledge.

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