NAPM-Denver Pre Dinner Networking, Thursday March 20, 2014, 5:30-6:00 PM.
Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO. It's a Saint Patrick's Day themed evening!
With thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:
Economic Forecast - 2013 Presented by Richard Wobbekind, PhD, Executive Director, Business Research Division & Senior Associate Dean, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Presented at the NAPM-Dinner Meeting, March 21, 2013
ISM Announces Changes in the CPSM Certification Program. A college degree is no longer a requirement to obtain the CPSM designation. Click here for information concerning changes and new requirements.
Benefits to earning the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM) and maintaining the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)
The CPSM® qualification will enable professionals to gain a clear understanding of their organization's supply operation and enable managers to take an active role in critical decisions. Each step in the development of an organization's products and/or services is controlled by supply management. Current evolution of the profession dictates that a strategic level qualification is needed for professionals to effectively implement innovative supply strategies throughout their entire organization. The CPSM® will be a milestone for those professionals who take ownership of their careers. Surveys indicate those with professional designations report higher annual compensation than those without certification. Pursuing your CPSM® qualification is your chance to leverage your knowledge and experience into career advancement.
Organizations have communicated to ISM that they value the C.P.M. as evidence of a solid baseline of purchasing knowledge. The CPSM® qualification will also recognize individual competencies in the broader area of supply management. The CPSM® will emphasize major segments of the supply management profession; holders of the qualification will attain a greater understanding of their organization's supply network and have the skills to make more accurate and profitable decisions.
The supply management profession has evolved into one of the most strategic and cost-leveraging functions in today's competitive business environment, therefore maintaining your Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation may help advance your career. C.P.M. certification helps you to develop the skills needed to solve problems effectively, negotiate at a higher level and take the lead in accomplishing the strategic goals set by your organization. Experienced professionals with or without a four-year university degree can greatly benefit by maintaining their C.P.M. regardless of their current focus in supply management.
JOIN THE NAPM-DENVER AND ISM GROUPS AT LINKEDIN.COM
Two networking groups relating to supply management and business topics have been established on LinkedIn.com.
Participate in THE NAPM-DENVER BUSINESS SURVEY
NAPM-Denver needs members willing to respond to the each of the surveys. The surveys questions ask respondents various questions to ascertain the condition of the manufacturing and non-manufacturing economies in the Denver area. The surveys are similar to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Report on Business for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing.
Please contact Dr. M.P. Parthasarathy of the University of Colorado at Denver College of Business at email Madhavan Parthasarathy or telephone: 303-556-5849 to join the survey respondents or for more information. NAPM-Denver needs a large respondent group to make the surveys valid.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM®) Computer-Based Exams Are Here
Click here to go to the ISM CPSM Page
ISM's Affiliate Excellence Award for 2012
NAPM-Denver has been awarded the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Affiliate Excellence Award for 2012.. Thank you to all our members for making this award possible. Congratulations!
NAPM-Denver December 2013 Non-Manufacturing Survey