Areas of Expertise

THESE ARE SOME OF THE CATEGORIES WHERE WE HAVE SECURED REAL TANGIBLE  SAVINGS

DIRECT & INDIRECT MATERIAL CATEGORIES

  • Advertising Services
  • Awards
  • Building Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Construction Materials
  • Corrugated and Folding Cartons
  • Electronic Components
  • Films (Industrial and Food Grade)
  • Food Products
  • Furniture
  • Ink and Toner
  • IT Equipment (Computers, Phones, Copiers, Printers)
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Labels
  • Lighting
  • MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) Supplies
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Supplies
  • Packaging
  • Printed Forms/Brochures/Advertising
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signage
  • Tools, Hardware and Consumables
  • Uniforms/Clothing
  • Warehouse  and Shipping Supplies

 

SERVICE CATEGORIES

  • Automobile Lease Programs
  • Accounting Services
  • Bank Services
  • Contract Labor
  • Copier Leases and Purchases
  • Elevators Services
  • Energy (Electric & Nat. Gas)
  • Facilities Management Services/Sourcing
  • Financial Investment Services – (i.e. 401K, IRA – programs)
  • Freight (Small Parcel, TL & LTL, Ocean, International)
  • HR Services
  • Insurance and Health Care
  • IT Services
  • Lease Programs (vehicles, forklifts, copiers etc.)
  • Legal Fees
  • Marketing and Data Services
  • Merchant Card Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Printing
  • Security Services
  • Telecom
  • Temporary Labor
  • Travel
  • Uniform Rental

 

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES

  • Creation of Policy and Procedures
  • Contracts and Service Agreements
  • Government & Municipality Programs
  • Inventory Management
  • Process Improvements
  • Spend Analysis
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supplier Evaluations
  • Value Analysis
  • Negotiations

Did You Know!

The Boston Consultant Group concludes that a 5% reduction in procurement costs is the bottom line equivalent to increasing sales by 30%.

CRS offers its services on a contingency basis, with our fee tied to the savings secured and approved by the client.

CRS focuses on reducing the Total Cost of Procurement (TCOP) while maximizing value with key suppliers. This includes negotiating improvements in quality, services, performance requirements, terms, incentives & price change methodology.

CRS will manage all information with utmost respect and confidentiality.

CRS can develop and facilitate Reverse Auctions and complex RFQs, RFPs, RFXs and RFIs.

CEO of a film manufacturer said “What appealed to me initially was that CRS’s offered expertise in procurement and supply chain on a performance basis - contingent on results, with no risk. Within 6 months CRS provided savings in excess of $1 million".

CRS has assisted various manufacturers and distributor organizations in the food, packaging, spirits, electronics, computer, cosmetic, furniture, metals, services & construction industries to reduce their costs & increase savings.

“Cost Reduction Specialists were very easy to work with and helped us achieve savings in many areas including telecom costs, credit card processing fees, office supplies, distribution supplies and other indirect costs”- Controller Furniture Business

“CRS negotiated significantly lower prices for our temporary labor, labels and corrugated cartons programs resulting in savings that exceeded $400,000”. VP of Finance – Food Processing Organization

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