NAPM Fall Conference Focuses on Strategies for the Future

FOR RELEASE: August 13, 1999

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

(Tempe, Arizona) — From electronic commerce to supply chain management to global sourcing strategies - the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) is hosting three comprehensive conferences November 7-10, 1999, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

The conferences, Electronic Commerce '99, Global Supply Management, and Supply Chain Management, are designed to help professionals discover new trends, strategies, and practices within their fields.

The Electronic Commerce Conference '99 focuses on integrating the current electronic technology and tomorrow's new direction. Some of the topics include leading-edge strategies on present and advancing applications; integration of new technologies into legacy systems; and opportunities to integrate electronic commerce into the organization.

The Global Supply Management Conference presents the current trends and strategies for all phases of international supply management. Topics include current events that affect international supply management, impact of new technology and global communications on global supply strategy, and approaches to establish a successful global supply management process. The Supply Chain Management Conference includes aligning critical supply chain links from the supplier to the end user. Defining and expanding purchasing's role in supply process, building superior supplier relationships, and methods to link critical components of the supply chain will be some of the areas discussed.

Speakers include professionals from organizations such as: Sun Microsystems, Dun & Bradstreet, Oracle, and Novell Corporation.

For more information on the November conferences, or to register for the event, contact 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. The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. NAPM provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 180 affiliates with more than 45,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Visit the NAPM Web site at