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When do you think the economy will go into a recession?

Within the next twleve months.
In thirteen to twentyfour months.
In twentyfive to thirtysix months.
In over three years.
Never again.

Announcements


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 ...

4th of July Week Holiday Closing - 06/28/2018
The American Purchasing Society will be closed the week of July 2 to July 6, 2018 for summer break. We will be back in the office by 8:00 a.m. central time on Monday, July 9th....

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Today's Tips


Ask for Cost Reductions Now - 07/15/2019
A buyer may only look for lower cost when shopping for a new product or when considering a different supplier. Some buyers only negotiate with a supplier when placing a repeat order. There are other favorable times to negotiate and now is one of t...

Look At the Details, Too - 04/01/2019
You need to look at the details as well as the big picture to know what is really going on in your purchasing operation. The grand totals will frequently tell you where there is a problem and what you need to work on, but the details will often revea...

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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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