A professional association of buyers and purchasing managers.
Thursday April 24th, 2014

Try these fun exercises designed to help build your skills as a purchaser! 
The Buying and Selling Game
How much do you know about purchasing? Test your negotiating skill by playing this game. It is fun and you may even learn something. Make sure your popup blocker is turned off or the game may not be able to load. Go to Control Panel, Internet Options and then Privacy. Uncheck the box next to “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” and click Apply. Play it now.
Calculate This

Thanks to Robert Menard, CPP, CPPC who submitted the following problem.


2 + 3 = 10

7 + 2 = 63

6 + 5 = 66

8 + 4 =96

Then, what does

9 + 7 = ???
It may take you a while, but you will know when you have solved the puzzle.

Outwit a Salesperson
Can you outwit Salesperson Morris? Find out here!
NEW! Play a new Sudoku puzzle every day right from the Society's website. Click here to get started. Have fun!
Purchasing Crossword Puzzle
Play this crossword puzzle right from the Society's website. Click here to get started. Have fun! (Java must be enabled to view and play the game.)
Purchasing Word Search Puzzle
This puzzle first appeared in Professional Purchasing in July of 2007. View and print this puzzle to play or give to friends and colleagues. Click here to view and play.

To View and print out the solution click here.
Guess The Price
See how well you can guess or estimate the prices of ten different items. Click here to begin.

the question
As a buyer for business, how often do you ask suppliers for details about their costs and profit percentage?
10% of the time or less.
11% to 25% of the time.
26% to 50% of the time.
More than 50% of the time.

Montgomery Research
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