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Announcements


Professional Purchasing Mailings - 04/12/2023
Due to increased mailing costs, supplier problems, more strict mailing guidelines, and some members' preference, the Society is considering offering the semi-monthly publication Professional Purchasing online only as a PDF version that can be printed...

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...

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Today's Tips


Plan Supplier Meetings for Better Results - 10/01/2023
It doesn’t matter if your meeting is with a new supplier or one that you have been using, you achieve more and avoid problems later if you plan the meeting ahead of time. Planning the meeting involves establishing the time and place for the ...

Be Aware of Flattery to Influence Purchases - 07/01/2023
Don’t be led down the primrose path. Good buyers are skeptics. That is, they don’t always accept what salespeople say without questioning it. The statements must be evaluated objectively because most salespeople have a tendency to make fa...

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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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