As a buyer, what is your estimate of the average number of suppliers that you moved from an old one to a new one within a year?

Less than 1
1 to 2
3 to 5
6 to 10
More than 10


Holiday Closing - 12/05/2019
The American Purchasing Society will be closed the week of December 23 through December 27 for the week of Christmas. We will also be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day, but will be in the office Monday December 30 and back in the office on Thurs...

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

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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