Event: Achieve Value-Add Through Supply Alliances

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), will present a two-day seminar, "Achieving Value-Add Through Supply Alliances," in Atlanta Feb. 24-25, 2005. Suggested attendees are supply management professionals who are looking to develop more effective supply relationships, according to Tempe, Ariz.-based ISM. Alliance plan development will receive focused attention. Among the lessons attendees will learn are: understanding the scope and structure of strategic relationships; how to evaluate a relationship for alliance potential; how to incorporate a supplier alliance into your organization; and how to negotiate and manage alliance relationships. Attendees can earn 14 continuing education hours. ISM suggests that seminar participants bring specific supplier scenarios to address during the event. For further information, including costs, visit the ISM Web site.

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