National Association of Purchasing Management Presents the 31st Annual Purchasing Management Program

FOR RELEASE: January 27, 1999

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

(Tempe, Arizona) — A five-day program focusing on the changing nature of the supply process, sponsored by the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) and Arizona State University (ASU), will take place March 8-12, 1999, in Tempe, Arizona.

This marks the 31st annual presentation of the Purchasing Management Program on the ASU campus. The program gives purchasing managers, senior buyers, supply chain managers, and buyers who contribute to the strategic and tactical decision within their organizations valuable insight into the purchasing and supply process.

The program examines the professional's role within the purchasing and supply process. Program objectives include understanding purchasing trends and the challenges they present, identifying the changing role of purchasing, developing techniques for strategic cost management, and developing an action plan for purchasing improvement.

Eight distinguished seminar leaders with broad-based knowledge of current best practices in purchasing and supply management have been hand-picked to conduct this program.

Some of the sessions planned for the program include supply chain management, purchasing ethics in an era of partnerships, benchmarking purchasing performance, and strategic cost management.

This important program will include lectures, case studies, videos, and group interaction.

For more information, or to register for the Purchasing 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.