Purchasing is one of the most critical functions in business today. To be competitive, businesses require skilled and competent purchasing professionals to acquire materials, equipment and services.
NAPM - Long Island provides growth for purchasing professionals, developing the skills of the purchasing professional. Members receive the "Purchasing Today" magazine and have access to a variety of materials from the NAPM On-Line Library. NAPM's partnership with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) offers APICS material to NAPM members at member prices.
Regular Membership shall be limited to the following:
A person who is involved in the purchasing or materials process, including without limitation, purchasing, purchasing research, value analysis, inventory control, materials management, supply chain management, or any other activity or function which is related to the purchasing or materials process.
An editor, secretary or business manager employed by an affiliated Association.
A person with a full-time appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college, university or other academic institution whose academic responsibility includes purchasing management or materials management or other related fields or subjects.
A regular member whose dues are currently paid on a continuous basis and who is unemployed shall continue to be eligible for membership.
A regular member whose dues are currently paid on a continuous basis who retires shall continue to be eligible for membership.
An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in an accredited community college or four-year college or university.
A person who is engaged in the business of providing consulting services primarily in the field of purchasing management and materials management on condition that such member does not solicit members of an affiliated association for consulting engagements.
Persons primarily in charge of sales or the solicitation of orders are NOT eligible for membership.
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