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Commodity Management Management of Goods and Services (Commodities) throughout their lifecycle from need through to disposal. Category and Specification Management. Codification of items.

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Old 08-10-2007, 04:13 PM
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Does any one know of any companies that can help with this problem.

We currently buy a large number of items (thousands). No one supplier can supply more than 5 of these items, so we end up dealing with hundreds of suppliers. Is there a suitable firm that will consildate this for us - they deal with all the suppliers and we just deal with them.

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What is the type of commodities are you procuring from these various suppliers or what industry you are specificly working in.

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Old 08-13-2007, 04:14 PM
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Its magazines and news papers. Financial Industry
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:27 PM
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Sorry Max, we deal in Rotational Moulding & Low - Pressure Injection Moulding of plastics products. Our product range is from Chemical Containers to Returnable Packaging and also specialize in manaufacturing Automotive Components. Our customers are the likes of Ford, Nissan, Daimler Chrysler, Toyota, Protea Chemicals, Bell Equipement, John Deere, etc.
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we can do it for you.
you just have to deal with one company.
http://www.procureitdirect.co.uk/
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Default Re: large number of suppliers

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Its magazines and news papers. Financial Industry
HiMax,

my company specialises in consolidating purchasing requirements, which we currently do for a number of global brands. If you are interested, please let me know.

Shameless plug I know...but its what we do!

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Rob
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Rob, can you send me your company web address please? I am looking for a potential agent to work with to source multiple low-value, ad-hoc, and somewhat random spends. Thanks, Jane
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:30 PM
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Hi Jane,

Our company website is www.consortium-companies.co.uk. Once you have had a look let me know if you have any questions!

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:09 PM
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Hi Rob
Had a look, not sure it is what I need as it seems very much geared to Point of Purchase, fullfilment, and so on.

The quick version: I need to be able to source all manner of things (eg hydraulic pumps, Competitor Equipment, Products, are a few of the most recent challenges). Normally we know where we want to get them from, and how much they will cost, but the issue is that my company is not geared up to allow small, low-value, one off purchases - we have to set up a new vendor which will be challenged by Procurement Management, and will take a couple of weeks to set up in our SAP system, before we can even place an order. I am looking for a company to act as an agent where we can place an order supported by the full spec and quote, and the agent is acting in the middle. This way we can set up one company who will be the company we place orders on and who will issue invoices. I have this working on a very small scale with one company but they are not very supportive and they cant always achieve what we need. They have also started to charge too much in admin/mgt fees for my liking!

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Old 10-20-2008, 02:04 PM
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Hi Jane,

Joined this forum today and came across your "dilemma".

Have you been able to successfully resolve or are you still seeking to engage a procurement partner?

My company currently provides the same service to a large aerospace client who suffers from the same sort of bureaucratic internal procurement.

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