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NAPM-GA (National Association of Purchasing Managers - Georgia) announces Professional Development Meeting on "2005 Procurement Book of Numbers"

FOR RELEASE: August 19, 2005

  ATLANTA, GA 30336
  404-349-1918 EXT 225

(Atlanta,GA) Supply Chain professionals from throughout the Atlanta area are invited to attend a presentation by Kurt J. Albertson, manager of The Hackett Group's Purchasing-to-Pay Advisory program. The subject of his presentation is the "2005 Procurement Book of Numbers". The program will be held Thursday, September 8 at 7:00PM at the Doubletree Hotel, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, Georgia.

The Hackett Group is a world leader in best practice research, benchmarking, and advisory services that empower executives to achieve world-class enterprise performance. Hackett offers analysis and insight backed by metrics derived from 3,300 benchmark studies over 13 years at nearly 2,000 of the world's leading companies, including 93 percent of the Dow Jones Industrials.

Mr. Albertson has over 10 years of experience in assessing client purchase-to-pay capabilities, focusing on organizational design, supplier management, purchasing, payables and sourcing processes, technology, and outsourcing opportunities. He offers a blend of consulting and industry experience, having served a wide variety of clients across many industries. Mr. Albertson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a BA in engineering from the University of Michigan.

NAPM - GA (www.napmga.org) is the local organization for supply management professionals. Supply management is defined as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning, and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. NAPM - GA is affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (www.ism.ws).

Presentation cost is $20.00 per seat when registering online (www.napmga.org) or $30.00 when paid at the door. Cost includes a full dinner. For more detailed information on the program, visit our website (www.napmga.org) or contact Raymond Padgett at 404-349-1918 ext. 225.

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