National Association of Purchasing Management NAPM
Definition of 'National Association of Purchasing Management NAPM'
Many of the ISM's regional affiliates retain NAPM in their name. For example the San Diego chapter is still called NAPM San Diego.
The name change was to bring the organization's name in line with the expanding of roles of the professionals in the field beyond buying. These now include the activities of such things as transportation, total costs of ownership, global sourcing, product/service innovation etc.
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