Survey

How do you establish your company's purchasing budget?

By a given percentage change in total purchases.
By a percentage or fixed amount of price change for each item.
By the same percentage for all company wide cost.
By forecast from the buyer with approval.
Established by accounting department.
No budget established for purchases.

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


When to Accept Supplier Mistakes - 04/01/2022
Everybody, as well as every organization, sooner or later makes a mistake. A good buyer needs to tell suppliers about their mistakes so they can be corrected and avoided in the future, but the buyer should not always punish suppliers for every instan...

Continue to Learn About Many Topics - 03/01/2022
There are a number of reasons why buyers, managers, and executives need to continue to learn throughout there working lives. One important reason is that things change. Over time they change a lot in many respects. If you don’t learn new things...

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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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