test expertise

These are just some of our areas of our expertise:

DIRECT & INDIRECT MATERIAL CATEGORIES

  • Chemicals
  • Building Products
  • Construction Materials
  • Corrugated Cartons
  • Films (Industrial and Food Grade)
  • Folding Cartons
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Labels
  • Ink and Toner
  • Lumber
  • Printed Forms/Brochures/Advertising
  • MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations)
  • Office Supplies
  • Paper Products
  • Glass Bottles/Jars
  • Plastic Bottles/Jars
  • Closures/Pumps/Sprayers
  • Protective Packaging
  • Retail Packaging
  • Shipping Supplies (i.e. bubble wrap, newsprint, stretch film, tape etc.)
  • Tools and Consumables
  • Uniforms/Clothing
  • Warehouse Supplies

 

SERVICE CATEGORIES:

  • Copiers
  • Energy (Electric & Nat. Gas)
  • Freight (Small Parcel, TL & LTL)
  • Ocean Freight
  • Insurance and Health Care
  • Landscaping
  • Lease Programs
  • Legal Fees
  • Merchant Card Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Post Payment Audits
  • Printing Expenses
  • Security Services
  • Telecom Expense
  • Temporary Labor
  • Travel
  • Uniform Rental

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES

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

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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