Survey

If you are a buyer for business, when do you accept a price increase on orders that you have already placed with a supplier?

Never.
Will negotiate the amount or timing if supplier has good reasons.
Only if original order allowed increases for cost escalation.
Only if buyer changes were made to order.
If supplier made an obvious pricing mistake.

Announcements


Society to Resume Mailing Professional Purchasing - 01/21/2021
Beginning in January, the Society will resume mailing out issues of Professional Purchasing. The Society had halted mailing publications after it was discovered that the USPS was having difficulty keeping up with mail service. Some testing has showed...

The Society is Moving its Office Headquarters - 11/07/2018
The American Purchasing Society is moving to a new location in the North Island Center Building the week of November 12th through November 16th. We are moving from Suite 203 to Suite 406. The move is allowing us to upgrade our network system and our ...

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Today's Tips


Making Difficult Tasks Easy - 03/01/2021
We tend to put off doing jobs we don’t like, that are difficult, or that will take a long time to complete. That makes those duties even harder. Most of us worry about those jobs we need to do. The longer we wait, the harder it gets to start di...

Help Other Departments & Get Them to Help Yours - 01/01/2021
For various reasons, sometimes a buyer needs to tell an employee that it is impossible to obtain a product or service that he requested. Perhaps the supplier is unable to deliver quickly. Any refusal to do what the requester wants must be handled ver...

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Supplier Awards


Excellent Supplier Award 2012
The winners of the American Purchasing SocietyĆ­s 2012 Excellent Supplier Awards are W. W. Grainger and Martin Brother, Inc.. Grainger is a seven billion dollar national distribution company of MRO products with 20,000 employees. Its corporate offices are in Lakeforest, Illinois. Martin Brothers, Inc. is a regional foodservice distributing company with its operation center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nearly all of the American Purchasing Society members who responded to the Society's survey indicated good pricing, and excellent quality and service from these suppliers.

Excellent Supplier Award 2009
The winners of the American Purchasing SocietyĆ­s 2009 Excellent Supplier Awards are Source International, Inc. and CGI Automated Manufacturing, Inc.. CGI is a producer of sheet metal fabrication, prototyping, and assembly services. CGI was nominated for the award by Tricia Kerns, Material Manager for Focal Point, LLC. Source International acts as a buyer's agent in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, and Thailand. The company was nominated by Michael Bunge, CPP, CPPM, Corporate Supply Chain Manager for Libbey, Inc.

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