Magazine article Business Credit

Keeping Pace at NACM

Magazine article Business Credit

Keeping Pace at NACM

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Recently, several members asked me what NACM is doing to keep pace with the rapid changes in business that today's credit professional must manage. I assured these members that NACM recognizes the challenges facing the credit professional and is preparing for what are expected to be the most sweeping changes in the American work place of our era.

Businesses have begun to make greater use of contractors and temporary personnel. Globalization, reengineering, and downsizing are new but permanent additions to the corporate dictionary. NACM must provide members with access to state-of-the-art information management systems. Our publications must be closely scrutinized; outdated books and periodicals will be of no use to the "new" credit professional of the next decade.

As expected, NACM is already experiencing stiff competition for its events, as members become more selective in choosing ways to spend their time and money. We are actively addressing these issues and members will notice beneficial changes soon.

The Dallas Credit Congress in May 1994, for example, will begin on Wednesday so that members will spend three days out of the office instead of the traditional four. …

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