Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Kemp Enterprises, 515-221-2503, email@example.com, Former NAPM President, 1997-1998
The importance of better relationships throughout supply management processes is reinforced by the increasing complexity, demand for speed, and pressures for cost control forced on us by the changing world situation. Similarly, rapid economic development, demand for increases in quality and performance, changing political attitudes, significantly improved communication systems, better transportation systems, trends toward economic integration and increasingly intense competition are tremendous social forces driving change in our supply management processes. These social changes will become even more important as we move on into 21st century. This paper defines the process of networking and is my personal advice on how you can use networking to make ISM the 88th International Supply Management Conference a great career building opportunity for you.