ISM webminar to provide expert advice on Data Management issues

The 12th of Feb, Quadrem and Forrester Research will advice supply chain professionals on how to cope with dirty and inconsistent vendor data practices.

” Amsterdam and Dallas – 4 February 2008 – The Institute for Supply Management™ (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 goals.
* 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.”
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