Compiled ByJill Jusko Two business simulations are incorporated into the seminar, "Purchasing and Materials Management: Creating a Seamless Process," slated for July 31 and Aug. 1 in Minneapolis. The program, jointly developed by the Institute for Supply Management, Tempe, Ariz., and APICs, The Educational Society for Resource Management, Alexandria, Va., is designed for people preparing to direct or participate in the integration of purchasing, planning, production, inventory control, finance or other aspects of the supply chain. According to ISM, the course will provide alternatives for accomplishing materials management functions, discuss effective cross-boundary goal alignment and measurements, and address cooperative team development. Additionally, it offers 14 continuing education hours. For further information, visit the ISM site at www.ism.ws/shopping/seminar.cfm?ID=60&No=4626.