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APICS Rock Valley

APICS Rock Valley Chapter, Inc. APICS provides information and services in production and inventory management and related areas. The primary pupose of the Rock Valley Chapter is to provide educational opportunities to its members and to the local Rock River Valley community.

The Approved Vendor List.com Website for purchasing/supply managers seeking raw material and outside processing.

Asian Sources On-Line
Search for suppliers, products, or by country.

Directory lists call center, CRM, CTI, Telephony, ASP, Telemarketing and related product service vendors. Submit a RFP/RFQ or post jobs, free.

Offers purchasing-related articles and Internet resources.

Free purchasing site for small to mid-sized offices.

Buying Support Ltd.
Site offers links to various world wide purchasing associations and trade groups. Also offers a purchasing discussion forum.

CALISO Online Training
ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO 16949, ISO 13485, GMP online training and consulting. Site offers a list of DO's and DON'Ts of ISO 9000 implementation. Also a list of FAQs regarding ISO 9000, TL 9000, AS 9000, EN 46000 certification.

The Canadian Trade Index
This site has over 30,000 industrial companies and over 20,000 searchable commercial and industrial product listings. The Canadian Trade Index web site assists industrial purchasers source goods on-line.

Provides online tools that assist software buyers from beginning to end. Also offers a research room and an article archive.

Center for Commercial Negotiations International
Created to collect, develop, and disseminate helpful information related to the negotiation of commercial arrangements worldwide.

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
A non-profit organization for purchasing and supply chain professionals based in the United Kingdom.

Commerce Net
Association for Internet Commerce

Cornell University Law School
Provides links to the Uniform Commercial Code by state.

Council of Logistics Management
Organization for those interested in logistics management.

CPR Consulting
Includes a list of procurement card FAQs, a procurement-card roadmap, and a list of seminars.

Design Info
Contains searchable product catalogs and information on engineering-related products.

The Directory of Transportation Resources
Princeton's directory of transportation resources on the Web.

Diversity Information Resources
Offers information on TRY US supplier directories, including its minority business directory.

Dun & Bradstreet
Provider of business-to-business credit, marketing, purchasing, and receivables management and decision-support services

The Egyptian Trading Directory
Links to suppliers, factories, import and export companies, agents, banks, hotels, insurance companies, and shipping companies in Egypt.

Eindhoven University of Technology
Information on the purchasing program offered by the university.

Buyers' guide and resource locator for the electrical power industry.

EEM Local Sources
Provides databases of manufacturer, distributor, and product information on a regional basis.

A comprehensive electronics sourcing site.

Electronic Engineers Master
Includes a catalog of electronic products and services

Environmental Protection Agency
Home page of the EPA. Information on laws & regulations.

Equipment Leasing Association (ELA)
A non-profit association that represents companies involved in the dynamic equipment leasing and finance industry to the business community, government and media.

Provides free notification of government surplus sales.

eTrons Systems, Inc.
Serves the EMS audience, from buyers, sellers to electronic professionals.

Allows buyers to interactively try products before purchasing them.

FedWorld Information Network
Provides access to many government databases.

Federal Government Agencies Page
Provides links to government agency pages and keyword search of agencies.

Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, Inc.

Global Biz Directory.Com Inc.
Business directory containing over 10 million free listings, searchable by name or product/service.

Global Procurement Group
Includes a compilation of international resources as well as a quiz that tests your international purchasing acumen.

Global Sources
Provides e-commerce solutions for volume buyers and suppliers worldwide. A complete end-to-end e-commerce solution supports the day-to-day business operations of international trading partners. Site includes a Useful Links section.

Glorian Online
Includes a searchable database of industrial machinery and equipment. You can also post a notice of surplus equipment for sale.

Grainger Business Catalog
W.W.Grainger, Inc.'s online catalog featuring more than 230,000 MRO supplies.

Hearst Electronics Group
Features three online directories and a monthly magazine.

IC Master
Includes a searchable database of semiconductors and integrated circuits

Search from over 12 million lines from distributors, component manufacturers, and OEMs on this free automated Web site for buying and selling electronic and electrical components. Full screening and component testing services available.

The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) is the union of more than 42 National Purchasing Associations worldwide.

Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)
The Web site contains hundreds of white papers, associations, free newsletter on software, and more.

Industrial Directory
Directory of Industrial Manufacturers and Suppliers including plastics, metals, rubber, machinery, fasteners, and more industries.

Industrial Quick Search (IQS) Directory
Find leading industrial manufacturing companies, suppliers and distributors by category.

The Industrial Resource Network
Search for suppliers and place online RFQs.

Industry Link
Provides links to suppliers and resources in 20 industries; includes a list of Canadian resources.

Industry Search
Includes articles and supplier directories and databases.

Manufacturers' and wholesalers' catalogs, as well as suppliers and distributors.

An independent research organization that examines the effects of business practices on the environment and human health.

Innovative Purchasing Resources
Provides free articles about purchasing topics and links to related websites.

Institute of Management & Administration (IOMA)
Sample articles on purchasing, inventory, supplier, and facilities management information.

Portal site for technology issues in supply chain management.

Inventory Mangement Software
Commercial application for managing warehouse inventory.

Journal of Internet Purchasing
Online magazine for purchasing over the internet.

A one-stop, educational portal for information on equipment financing and leasing.

Link Nexus
Everything you need to open, close, expand, relocate and manage a facility anywhere in the world.

A Web-based extension of Logistics Management magazine that includes additional resources and links to other news sources. Offers industry news and in-depth analysis on major forms of freight transportation (truck, maritime, air and rail/intermodal), plus information on products, technologies, government regulations and international logistics.

MacRae's Blue Book
With over 1,000,000 industrial companies and over 40,000 industrial product listings, MacRae's Blue Book's Web site assists industrial purchasers to source goods on-line.

Management and Business Administration International Institute
Offers free resources on business-related topics including supply chain management.

MBEMRO is the ecommerce initiative of integrated supply chain firm PSMI. This eCatalog is a one-stop-shop for MRO supplies and offers additional procurement solutions to streamline purchasing.

A directory of manufacturers, suppliers, and services for electronic, electrical, and mechanical products.

Metal Suppliers On-Line
A site for sourcing metals.

"Buyers" using MfgQuote are typically Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) requiring the services of contract manufacturers and job-shops. Service is free to buyers.

Michigan State University resources
GlobalEDGE™ — International business resource desk.

Information for purchasers and manufacturers of motors and controls; includes a product search.

The National Association of Educational Buyers
Organization for campus purchasing professionals.

The National Board for Materials Management
Publishes a semiannual journal called Materials Management Journal.

National Institute for Transport and Logistics
Non-profit organization established by the Irish Government with a searchable database of articles.

The National Purchasing Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement®
A program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement.

Provides a system for purchasers to post an online RFQ, search for suppliers, receive and evaluate bids, and send a purchase order via the system if desired.

Electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical parts directory.

Project Management Institute
Design-Procurement-Construction Specific Interest Group.

Purchasing A2Z
Contains links to purchasing and electronic commerce resources.

The Purchasing Research Service
Online portal dedicated to purchasing content.

Retail POS Software Advice
Retail Software Advice is a free resource designed to match prospective retail software buyers with the right software for their businesses.

SPS Commerce
An EDI services software and outsourcing company.

SciQuest, Inc.
Offers a variety of e-procurement and inventory management software and Web-based solutions for life science and academic organizations. The SciQuest Buyer's Guide enables users to search over 2 Million scientific products and chemicals from over 1,000 electronic supplier catalogs.

A supply chain distribution and fulfillment organization that provides B2B and B2C distribution, Internet communication, and e-commerce services.

Tracks over 200,000 commercial business and specialty software products such as for industry specific solutions, Accounting, HR, Sales and Marketing, Business Planning, etc. SoftSearch helps businesses find and purchase software to meet their specific needs.

An on-line marketplace for contract manufacturing services. Company matches up job shops with manufacturing companies, engineers, and entrepreneurs seeking to create custom parts. At no cost, buyers submit RFQ's, which are forwarded to qualified shops.

The Software Network
Provides a comprehensive online directory of supply chain software solutions.

Online marketplace benefiting buyers and suppliers of built-to-order manufactured parts.

Supply Chain Digest
A weekly on-line newsletter with information, news and commentary for supply chain, transportation and logistics professionals.

A service for Purchasing and Supply Chain Professionals to discuss Jobs and Careers.

World-wide commercial/industrial market place facilitating the real-time buying/selling of almost 10,000 categories of goods and services. Free use for all Buyers and Purchasing Agents.

Thomas Regional
Free industrial marketplace containing 550,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies in 6,000 categories searchable by product/service, location, brand and company name. Includes supplier catalogs, brochures and linecards. Send RFQ's and purchase directly from suppliers using Order Online.

Thomas Register
Directory of American Manufacturers.

Thomas Register of European Manufacturers
Free product searches in English & 5 other languages, find business or trade contacts across Europe, access new product information via the links to several technical magazines like Industrial Engineering News Europe.

TransCore 3sixty Express
Freight matching service designed for freight brokers and shippers and powered by the DAT® Network.

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division has been to promote and protect the competitive process -- and the American economy -- through the enforcement of the antitrust laws.

The Universal Currency Converter
Converts currency among various currencies.

Valley Relocation and Storage
Transportation and logistics group offering a comprehensive array of commercial and residential services through a worldwide network of facilities.

Where in Federal Contracting?
A free, non-commercial site, designed for the contracts and grants professional.

World Access Network Direct
International directory for import/export trade.

A free procurement professional portal. Allows buyers to post and manage Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and invite their suppliers or pre-registered suppliers to participate in the sourcing process at no cost.

Provides access to information from global manufacturers (search engine). Also offers product announcements, newsletters, blogs and forums on engineering and manufacturing related topics and discussions.

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