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Today's Tips


Show Your Suppliers What You Do - 05/01/2017
Do you ever have suppliers call on you and discover that they have no idea what your company does? Do you ever have suppliers try to sell you a product or service that is completely unrelated to your business? Purchasing managers are surprised how...

Make Sure Supplier Samples Are Tested Fairly - 04/01/2017
Buyers often need to obtain competitive product evaluations before selecting a supplier. The choice of the best supplier includes factors in addition to determining the best product. For example, the time for delivery, the price of the product, the s...

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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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