Our Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail

THURSDAY, October 23, 2014

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Networking and registration

6:00 - 6:30 PM: Dinner and business meeting

6:30 - 8:00 PM: Program


Speaker: Jeanette Reed from Evolutions in Business (EIB)

Cost: $22 NAPM-NH and APICS members and ISM Corporate members; $30 guests.

About our program:

Our speaker, Jeanette Reed, will discuss Export Reform, including ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations). She will address the rapid changes made in the last 18 months, and the implications for market access (specific NATO member countries) and ITAR and EAR Compliance Requirements. Products relaxed under these controls include components for military Vehicles, Aircraft, Aircraft Engines, Vessels, Training Equipment and Military Electronics.

Also discussed will be specially designed definitions that have removed control of minor components that previously were regulated by ITAR. Ms. Reed will address geopolitical consequences of the actions by Russia in Crimea, and the Ukraine, and the need for due diligence and attention to the end user in an increasing complex environment of terrorist front companies and operators.

Ms. Reed is president of Evolutions in Business, a company she founded in 1989 to provide outsourced consultation and training to corporations. She has trained over 7200 different individuals on Export Compliance, ITAR and EAR, Export Documentation, Letters of Credit and NAFTA. Training and consultation has been provided to companies engaged in the international trade of highly technical commodities of manufacture, both commercial and military.

Ms. Reed has had strategic alliances with a number of different freight forwarders over the years and has engaged in public speaking events for Massport, New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center (ITRC), N.E. National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), The Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance and Small Business Development. She has received numerous commendations for her course work in this specialized field. Officers of the New England office of Export Enforcement and ICE have recognized Ms. Reed as a leader in export compliance training.

President's Message

NAPM-NH: October 2014 President's Message

Our September Professional Development and Networking Meeting was loosely in-line with previous meetings. We had 23 people total sign-up, 19 attended the tour and 18 attended the dinner and we thank you all. On avg. we have ~25 people sign-up and attend a PDNM. To increase member turn-out we welcome your feedback: What can we do better or differently to have your attendance at a meeting – can we change location, time, and topic/subject matter? Please let me or any NAPM-NH board member know. We serve on the board for you, our members; without you, our affiliate does not exist.


The October meeting is confirmed for Thursday, October 23rd, at Puritan Conference Center in Manchester, NH. More details to come in the forth-coming NAPM-NH BUYWORD.


Duty Drawback… you know what it is?

The United States government will give a refund to any company that imports goods into the country and then exports them back out, whether in whole or in part as a component within your product. This refund is called the “duty drawback.” It is not unusual to recover as much as 99% of your duties after you export your products. Is your logistics team aware of this government program? Would you like more information on this program? Let us know; perhaps we can accommodate your request for more info and greater education via a PDNM.


Thank you for your membership in ISM and NAPM-NH.

Scott DeFreitas

President, NAPM-NH

NAPM-NH Asked to Help State Procurement Study PDF Print E-mail

NAPM-NH has been asked by the state of New Hampshire to assist in a state procurement study. "It is exciting that the legislature recognizes our organization as a valuable and respected resource to Procurement and Supply Chain expertise," states NAPM-NH president Scott DeFreitas. We were joined at our meeting on September 16th by NH House Representative David Danielson who explained this study, and how NAPM-NH can provide significant value and insight to assist the State with this initiative. Scott DeFreitas revealed that this will "help solidify the value we as NAPM-NH provide not just for members, but to those within the business world – be it public, private or government."




The National Association of Purchasing Management – New Hampshire, Inc. is a non-profit association for purchasing and supply management professionals, and for students and others who are interested in this field. Our goal is to provide education and networking opportunities for our members, and to share the importance of purchasing and supply management with the business world. We have over one hundred members who live or work in New Hampshire and bordering states.

Welcome to our website where you will find meeting and seminar information, educational resources, and the latest news. In the Members Only section, members have access to job postings, a member directory, links to other affiliates and associations, and a "Swap and Shop" forum to borrow or buy educational or related items or give a second life to items you no longer need.

If you are not a member, please consider joining. Check out the Membership page for eligibility, benefits, costs, and how to join. As a member of NAPM-NH, you will also be a member of ISM and have access to its website and benefits. 

Upcoming program in Rhode Island PDF Print E-mail


ISM-Great Rhode Island has extended an invitation to our members and guests to the following program:


Leverage Your ISM Membership Benefits

Speaker: Jan Miller, ISM, Vice President, Membership


Date: October 22, 2014

Networking 5:30-6:00pm

Business Meeting 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Bryant University, Douglas Pike, Smithfield RI 02917, Rm MRC4

ISM Members & Non-Members: No Charge, however, registration required.


To register for this event, go to visit ISM Greater Rhode Island website at:


ISM’s mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. Discover the ongoing initiatives as well as those scheduled for implementation to create an awareness of and elevate the perception of supply management and supply management professionals in the business community. Members of the Institute for Supply Management, with their busy schedules, often aren’t aware of resources available to assist them in their professional lives.

Please join us to take a closer look at how you can take full advantage of the benefits of your membership in ISM, details of the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) programs and opportunities for being involved. Also attending will be students from the Supply Chain program at Bryant University.  We invite you down to network and met the students.


Speaker Introduction:

Jan Miller is ISM’s Vice President, Membership. Her area has principle responsibility for

membership and all assistance provided to, organizational training tools provided for, and serving as the primary liaison between affiliates, Groups and Forums. Jan serves as staff contact for the Affiliate, Groups and Forums Relationship Committee. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of ISM’s Leadership Training Programs annually, including planning training content with each of the Leadership Training Committees. Jan’s responsibilities also include member benefits, the Online Career Center and oversight of Customer Service and the Journal of Supply Chain Management.


1.5 CEH will be awarded. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Credit Card Processing for Meetings PDF Print E-mail

NAPM-NH now offers registration and pre-payment by credit card for dinner meetings!

You are now able to prepay for meetings by credit card for the first time, beginning with the September 16th meeting. Go to the "Register for Next Meeting" tab in the menu along the top of this page and follow the directions. You can also use this tab to register for a meeting and pay at the door with cash or check. (Sorry, we are not able to accept credit cards at the door.)

Welcome to New Members PDF Print E-mail
NICOLE VOIGHT- McClellan Automation Systems
WALTER KURGAS, C.P.M.- Dartmouth College

We currently have 96 Regular (ISM) members and 5 Associate members for a total of 101 members.

Have you asked a coworker or acquaintance to attend a meeting yet? If you meet someone who is a buyer or works in the supply chain field, invite them! You can also ask suppliers who their buyers are and invite them. NAPM-NH's mission is to advance the professionalism of the fields of purchasing and supply chain management, and offer both education and networking opportunities. Spread the word!!




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