The supply chain makes up the single largest cost
component of a corporation’s revenues—typically 55-85%
of the sales dollars. It is comprised of two essential
elements: strategic sourcing and strategic logistics.
These elements include the flow of information, business
processes, and decisions to specify, design, plan,
purchase, transport, warehouse, inventory, and deliver
materials and services to internal and external customers.
Most importantly, the supply chain integrates all
decisions, processes, and activities on a
lowest-total-cost life cycle basis from raw materials to
The efficiency and effectiveness of these processes are
quickly becoming the industry-competitive differentiators.
Your supply chain integrates core business and customer
needs with best-in-class supply base capabilities. It
helps companies routinely achieve double-digit price/cost
reductions and drives profitability upwards. In fact,
profits soar when supply chain costs are reduced by double
A best practice supply chain requires a defined mission
and philosophy, a strong organization, and creative,
innovative strategies. Goals, expectations, and
performance measures must be established. Strategic
sourcing and logistics are customer-focused. Competitive,
coordinated initiatives and enablers build distinctive
competencies that competitors cannot easily duplicate.
Best practice supply chain management integrates user
expectations, commercial requirements, and the flow of
purchased materials and services. It establishes a
lowest-total-cost life cycle relationship with the supply
base. It competes at the customer end item level. It wins
customers by providing better value. It rewards
shareholders by enhancing profitability and providing
Solutions for the Global Marketplace
At Corporate Purchasing Solutions, we understand the
importance of driving integrated supply chain solutions
that provide a sustainable competitive advantage for
today’s, and tomorrow’s, changing business
We prioritize and focus on the best supply chain
opportunities for cost reduction, process improvement, and
profitability enhancement in the shortest amount of time.
Using aggressive, practical strategic sourcing and
logistics philosophies, strategies, techniques, and
practices, Integrated Strategies takes supply chain
concepts to reality and converts cost to profit.
Working shoulder-to-shoulder with clients, Corporate
Purchasing Solutions’ team members roll up their sleeves
and focus on two critical results that drive customer
success—client profitability enhancement and knowledge
transfer. It is not enough to simply enhance client profit
one time; profitable competitive advantage must be
sustained over time.
Corporate Purchasing Solutions - the Supply Chain
Corporate Purchasing Solutions supply chain experience
comprises a powerful combination of industry research and
consulting support. Our track record includes advancing
methodologies and business contributions in the following
areas: Sourcing/Purchasing, Commodity/Supply Base
Management, Logistics, Materials Management and Planning,
Distribution, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Customer
Focus and Distinction, and Transportation.
Combining supply chain skills with a unique ability to
articulate and institutionalize a shared strategic vision,
Corporate Purchasing Solutions Integrated offers clients a
proven and practical roadmap for where to go, how to get
there, and most importantly, what to do once you are