2005 Northeast Supply Chain Educational Conference & Exhibition to be Held September 18-20, 2005

FOR RELEASE: July 13, 2005

CONTACT: Walter M. Wickersham
  Adrienne Galbraith
  c/o Purchasing Management Association of Boston
  200 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA 01742
  wmw@nesupplychainconference.org
  781-608-0655

CONCORD, Mass. — In the continued spirit of collaboration within Supply Management, the Purchasing Management Association of Boston, Inc., affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management™ (www.ism.ws) and the North Shore Chapter of APICS — the Association for Operations Management have joined forces again to host the "Northeast Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition" on September 18, 19 and 20, 2005 at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham Massachusetts.

Registration is available on-line at: http://www.nesupplychainconference.org/2005/registrationdetails.asp

Last year's program received rave reviews for professional breadth, originality and cost effectiveness. This year's program promises to be just as engaging, with four distinct learning tracks, three keynote speakers and exhibitor presentations that covers the range of Supply Management.

Four Learning Tracks — Over 40 workshops will cover a wide range of critical topics:

  • Global Outsourcing
  • Services Procurement
  • Operations Management
  • Professional Development

Keynote Speakers — Three industry leaders will contribute winning perspectives:

  • Joe Fantasia, Partner, Deloitte Consulting: Supply Chain Best Practices
  • Travis A. McCready, CFO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority: New England Marketplace Strategies
  • Bink Garrison, CEO, Bink Inc.: Emotional Intelligence — The Number One Predictor of Hiring Success

Exhibitors — Up to 30 Exhibitors will showcase 2005 technology in two venues:

  • Exhibit Booths
  • In-depth Presentations

Added Conference Benefits — Attendees will leverage this outstanding opportunity to:

  • Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEH) towards maintaining their certifications from both APICS and ISM.
  • Network with others in your profession.

By collaborating together, The Purchasing Management Association of Boston, Inc. and The North Shore Chapter of APICS — the Association for Operations Management, promote SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES, the theme of this year’s conference.

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Supply Management: "The identification, acquisition, access, positioning, and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives."


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