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Items of interest include:
Minutes of the January Affiliate Support Council meeting.
The Las Vegas workshop will be held on July 9-10, 2004, at Bally's Las Vegas. The hotel registration deadline is June 8, 2004, and the early bird registration deadline is June 8, 2004. Early Registration Fee $150
Michigan State University is in the process of creating the Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Chair in Purchasing and Supply Management.
and a very nice article on how to update affiliate bylaws.
NAPM-WW, in conjunction with various supply management associations worldwide, will be celebrating March 2004 as Supply Management Month. This year's theme is Navigating in International Waters. This special month recognizes the unique role supply management professionals play in helping to build better business and government in Washington, throughout the United States and around the world.
"Supply management professionals make important contributions to the quality, efficiency, and profitability of small and large organizations and businesses in public and private sectors across the United States," says Tricia Watson, March Event 2004 Chair, "Nationally, supply management professionals are responsible for managing and monitoring billions of dollars' worth of goods and services every year, which directly influences the U.S. economy. I'm inviting all NAPM-WW members and others interested in international trade or public sector contract management to join us March 11th."
Make plans to attend the 61st Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference October 7-9, 2004 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. The NAPM Alaska conference is committee is hard at work on the programs. We'll get details to you as soon as we can.
Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) What is it? Why do I care?
Personal Professional Development redux www.mltweb.com/tools/buytrain/profdevelp.htm
A few thoughts on improving your resume.
If you use Excel then you've had the problem where some
numbers get stored as text instead of numbers. Here is the clearest description
I've seen of an easy way to covert a range of 'text' numbers back to numbers.
Works in Excel 2002
Here's the key parts:
Convert numbers stored as text to numbers one cell at a time using the Excel error checking feature:
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Error Checking tab.
Make sure the Enable background error checking and Number stored as text boxes are checked.
Select any cell with a green error indicator in the upper left corner .
Next to the cell, click the button that appears , and then click Convert to Number.
A whole range at once
In an empty cell, enter the number 1.
Select the cell, and on the Edit menu, click Copy.
Select the range of numbers stored as text you want to convert.
On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
Under Operation, click Multiply.
Delete the content of the cell entered in the first step.
I get notices form several affiliates who publish there newsletters online. It's interesting to see what other affiliates are doing.
Find more program opportunities on the NW Purchasing Education Council program page www.nwpurchasinged.org/ed/program.htm
Find more news and articles in the BuyTrain Archive
Visit the Purchasing Toolbox for more articles on negotiation, E-Commerce and Professional Development
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