Navigating and Networking The 87th Annual International Supply Management Conference: Building Value in Your Career
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., C.P.M., President, Kemp Enterprises, Des Moines, IA 50325-6562, 515-221-2503, Former NAPM President, 1997-1998, firstname.lastname@example.org
87th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2002 - San Francisco, CA
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 some of the tremendous social forces that are driving change in our supply management. 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 make the 87th International Supply Management Conference a great career building opportunity for you by networking.