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ISM affiliates and other professional organizationsNational website with educational, membership, and CPIM certification information.Program information and job referral for APICS local affiliateThe Rhode Island Section of the American Society for Quality is an active local chapter with over 700 professionals interested in quality.Formerly the National Association of Purchasing Management, page with Information and tons of great resources for members including articles, jobs, speakers, consultants, seminars etc. Stay in touch by visiting this site regularly.Information about membership, job referral, certification and related links.A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping governments buy.Newsletter for Government, Educational and Institutional Professionals.Comprised of ISM affiliates formerly known asPurchasing Management Association of Boston.
Directories and E-CommerceThe virtual trade show for the chemical industry. Buyers can search 2,000 chemical companies and do business with them online. The site also provides access to forums for those interested in chemical-related discussions.Manual compilation of chemical suppliers enabling buyers to easily source manufacturers for price and capacity of commodity and specialty chemicals by name or CAS registry number. Site includes new projects, free magazines, jobs, news and events.Links for buyers in the chemical industry. Alphabetical listing of about 100 chemical companies with sites on the Web, links to chemical-related periodicals (Cyberchem News, Chemistry Week) and other links of interest pertaining to the chemical-industry.Chemical Buyers' directory and search engine. The Internet source for chemical products worldwide.
InternationalUseful tool to do simple text translations.1.)Over 60 trade shows held each year in 8 key locations. 2.)Sourcing reports from China and Asian factories on over 60 product lines. 3.) Meet face-tface with up to 12 pre-selected suppliers in a single day.
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News and informationLocal newsOn line news source.Business news for the greater Rhode Island area and the nation.
Small and minority businessDiversity Information Resources (formerly Try Us Resources).US Government Agency
Trade publicationsCahners Publishing’s on line newspaper for the Electronics Industry.This site leads you to the Purchasing Magazine site as well as many other trade magazine sites you may want to explore. You can also search for over 30,000 manufacturers and service companies, tradeshows, and professional organizations. The site has discussion forums with 2 specific to purchasing.
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