Survey

How is the purchasing dept. workload measured in your organization?

Not really measured.
How busy the buyers look.
The number of P.O.s, requisitions, or items purchased.
The dollar amount spent.
Another method or multiple methods.

Announcements


Holiday Closing - 11/22/2017
The Society's office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will be back in the office by 8 a.m. on Monday, November 27th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...

Certification Updates - 11/13/2017
Beginning January 1st, 2018, all CPPs, CPPMs, CGPPs, and CPPCs, who are not members of the American Purchasing Society or have allowed their membership to lapse will be required to update their certification(s) every two years. Members will still on...

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Today's Tips


Supervise Buyer-Owned, Supplier-Held Inventory - 06/01/2018
Suppliers will often hold inventory that either the seller believes will be purchased by a particular buyer, or has already been purchased. This has a number of advantages for the buying organization providing the terms of the arrangement have been n...

Facility Visits Generate Ideas - 04/04/2018
Visits to your office, warehouse, or plant by your suppliers often help them give suggestions to improve your operation. Suppliers’ suggestions may or may not involve purchasing the product or service they provide. Their ideas may reduce the am...

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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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