ISM Webinar to Provide Expert Advice on Data Management Issues

    Quadrem and Forrester Research advise supply chain professionals on how to
    cope with dirty and inconsistent vendor data practices

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and DALLAS, Feb. 4 /CNW/ -- The Institute for
Supply Management(TM) (ISM) and Quadrem International will host an hour- long
web seminar that advises supply chain professionals on how to identify and
address Vendor Master Data issues within their organization. The webinar will
be held on February 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm Eastern, 11:00 am Pacific.
    Called "An Achievable Approach to Master Data Management," the webinar
will highlight research from Forrester on identifying and effectively
addressing dirty and inconsistent vendor data, and will include a series of
leading practice case studies from Quadrem's global customer base.
    Areas of focus include:

    --  The dimensions that constitute Master Data Management
    --  Drivers and inhibitors of MDM adoption
    --  How to assess your data quality and readiness to address concerns
    --  An approach that sets practical first steps, reasonable milestones and
    --  When to do it yourself and when to outsource
    --  How to work with IT for optimal success
    The webinar will feature Chris Haydon, Senior Vice President Global
Marketing and Solutions at Quadrem International and Robert Karel, Principal
Analyst at Forrester Research.
    "Understanding the impact that Master Data Management can have on an
organization's purchasing efforts is absolutely crucial," said Quadrem Senior
Vice President of Global Marketing and Solutions Chris Haydon. "We are
thrilled to again be partnering with Forrester Research and ISM to offer
strategic insight into identifying data issues that can hinder the purchasing
success of an organization, as well as advise supply chain professionals on
how they can optimize their data management practices."

    For more information and to register, visit:
    About Quadrem
    Quadrem ( provides e-business solutions that
connect buyers and suppliers to maximize supply chain efficiencies. Quadrem's
global transaction platform, vibrant international trading community and
high-quality MRO data management services enable customers to implement the
most effective e-business initiatives for buyers and suppliers. Established in
2000, Quadrem has locations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France,
Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa,
the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Kirkpatrick of Quadrem, 
+1-972-543-8044, Web Site:

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