NAPM is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. NAPM provides its 181 affiliated associations and its more than 46,000 members opportunities to expand their professional skills and knowledge.
The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession.
Founded in 1915, the National Association of Purchasing Management, Inc. (NAPM) is one of the most respected professional organizations in the United States. NAPM is a communication link with more than 46,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. NAPM is a progressive association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence. Through various resources and a network of more than 180 affiliated organizations, NAPM provides opportunities for expansion of professional skills and knowledge. A not-for-profit association, NAPM offers a wide range of educational products and programs. As a member of NAPM you receive:
Purchasing Today®, the award-winning monthly publication featuring the latest trends and information for the purchasing and supply management professional. Included in each issue of the magazine is the Manufacturing NAPM Report on Business®, a long-established purchasing survey and indicator of economic trends, noted for its accuracy. The report is considered by many to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. Also included in the magazine will be the new Nonmanufacturing NAPM Report on Business®. This report debuted June 3, 1998 and is an economic forecaster for the non-manufacturing sector.
Access to the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS), the first and only research center in the nation dedicated to the purchasing arena. NAPM members receive a free copy of all CAPS research upon written request.
Access to the Member Gateway area of the NAPM Web site which provides job-related information and the employment database.
NAPM's Principles and Standards of Purchasing Practice, first adopted in 1923, which remains one of the outstanding ethical statements in modern business.
Networking opportunities during NAPM sponsored seminars and conferences, and with your peers in your local affiliate.
Discounts of up to 50% on NAPM sponsored programs, products, and annual conference.
NAPM's Certified Purchasing Manager Program
NAPM established the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) program on June 1, 1974. The establishment of the program identified procurement as a professional function with high educational standards and measures of ability and performance. Among the academic and the business communities, it has earned the recognition of, and respect for, purchasing as a key management team member.
NAPM's Accredited Purchasing Practitioner Program
A.P.P. stands for Accredited Purchasing Practitioner. This program, established by NAPM in 1995, is designed to serve entry-level buyers who are primarily engaged in the tactical and operational side of purchasing. The A.P.P. is also designed to serve persons who work outside of an organization's purchasing/materials management department, but nevertheless have definite procurement responsibilities.
If you would like additional information about the Certified Purchasing Manager or the Accredited Purchasing Practitioner programs, please call (800) 888-6276, extension 401 or write to:
Attn: Customer Service
2055 E. Centennial Circle
P.O. Box 22160
Tempe, AZ 85285-2160
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