16th Annual North American Research and Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management



March 17-19, 2005
Embassy Suites Hotel
Tempe/Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Sponsored by CAPS Research, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), the Educational Resources Committee of ISM, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)


Please join us at the 16th Annual North American Research/ Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

This innovative program focuses on research in the fields of supply management, purchasing, logistics, materials management, information technology and decision science. Join your distinguished colleagues from academia, research and business in this challenging program that explores current research findings, ongoing research, emerging trends, research methodologies and business research needs. Be prepared to discuss a mix of topics, processes, innovative pedagogy, instructional techniques and classroom materials.

This program features an inventive mix of presenters, from business and academia, creating opportunities to explore the application of theoretical research to create business solutions. The Symposium highlights include the presentation of several research papers selected through a rigorous review process. Combining an organizational and academic view, this respected event covers content and delivery practices gleaning the best from each platform.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with your colleagues within an atmosphere of constructive discussion and insightful exchange.


New research focusing on hot topics in supply management and instruction.


INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT™ (ISM) is the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world. The mission of ISM is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination -- including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® report -- ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

CAPS RESEARCH is a global, independent research organization whose mission is to provide leading-edge research to support strategic purchasing and supply management. CAPS Research is affiliated with the Arizona State University W.P. Carney School of Business and the Institute for Supply Management™.