Professional Purchasing Mailings - 04/12/2023
Due to increased mailing costs, supplier problems, more strict mailing guidelines, and some members' preference, the Society is considering offering the semi-monthly publication Professional Purchasing online only as a PDF version that can be printed...
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...
Be Prepared For a Price Increase - 04/12/2023
It is wise to prepare for a price increase announcement, especially during an inflationary period. There are a number of things you can do. One is going out into the marketplace and obtaining competitive quotes on what others are charging. Even thoug...
Buy the Most Appropriate Product - 01/01/2023
Employees from various departments send requisitions to the purchasing function asking for the products or services they need. Often, there is a brand name mentioned or a description of the product needed. Sometimes the description is incomplete. ...
Excellent Supplier Award 2012
The winners of the American Purchasing Societyís 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 Societyís 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.