Survey

If you are a buyer or purchasing manager for business, which of the following subjects other than prices do you most frequently try to negotiate with suppliers?

Delivery time.
Payment terms.
Packaging costs.
Transportation costs.
Warranty length and coverage.
Quality or specifications of product.
None of the above.

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


Obtain Separate Cost Figures - 10/01/2022
It is more difficult to reduce the cost of products or services when all you know is the total price of the product or the services offered. Suppliers realize this and consequently tend to bury the detailed cost in a total charge. Some details are so...

Influence Alternative Specifications - 06/01/2022
The requester’s description of the product or service wanted may not be the best choice. Specifications may come from the engineering department or any employee authorized to request what is needed to do the job. The requesters may obtain the i...

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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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