Survey

What do you or your organization do when a price increase is announced by a supplier?

Accept the increase.
Shop for a lower price.
Meet with the supplier for justification or negotiation.
Depends on how much we expect to buy.

Announcements


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 ...

4th of July Week Holiday Closing - 06/28/2018
The American Purchasing Society will be closed the week of July 2 to July 6, 2018 for summer break. We will be back in the office by 8:00 a.m. central time on Monday, July 9th....

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Today's Tips


Allocate Your Available Time Appropriately - 11/01/2018
We all have limited time, especially if our workload is more than we can handle or more than we would like. Therefore, it is essential to use your time wisely - to manage it in order to do the most important things first without completely ignoring t...

How to Obtain Quicker RFQ Responses - 10/01/2018
Request for Quotes (RFQs) may be sent out for any type of product or service. The promptness of the suppliers’ replies varies by the ways the RFQs have been prepared, by the type of products described, by the value of the business expected, and...

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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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