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Proven expertise that cuts costs and improves productivity. You'll find it at Airgas.

Lost cylinders...inefficient procurement...confusing invoices...

Managing gases, welding and safety products on your own is expensive. Frustrating. Time-consuming. And completely unnecessary. Today, more companies than ever have discovered something better: OUTLOOK® Services from Airgas, a complete supply chain solution for gases, welding and safety products that streamlines the whole management process, giving you more time to concentrate on your core business and realize significant savings while you do it.

OUTLOOK® lowers the total cost of ownership.

Gases, welding and safety products are a small portion of the manufacturing process, yet they have an enormous impact on productivity. Today, manufacturers across the country are realizing that the lowest product cost doesn’t mean the lowest total cost. That’s why they’re turning to OUTLOOK® Services from Airgas. It’s a proven solution that eliminates waste, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies in supply chain management, delivering substantial savings in the process. In fact, the savings for gases, welding and safety products can be as much as 20 times more than those realized by simply hunting for the lowest product price alone.

Over $11 million saved.

Since its inception in 1994, OUTLOOK® Services has saved customers over $11 million. Our record for slashing total cost of ownership is unmatched in the industry. OUTLOOK® coordinates people, equipment and products, in a synchronized effort that reduces cylinder balances, gas consumption, gas-related incidents and the timeconsuming paperwork that goes with procuring gases, welding and safety products. All of which substantially reduces direct and indirect costs.

It’s all in the approach.

Our unique approach is what sets OUTLOOK® apart from any other supply management service. Our focus is on measurable solutions that squeeze the maximum productivity from every facet of the process. From ordering and delivery, to inventory control and distribution, the closer we look, the more we can help you save. What’s more, Airgas can manage the entire process, including industrial, medical and specialty gases and equipment, as well as chemicals and safety equipment.

With OUTLOOK®, the savings are custom made.

We can tailor an OUTLOOK® program specifically for your needs and your budget. Your program may include:

• Site survey and assessment
• Transition management
• Entry-level total gas management
• Onsite total gas, equipment and supplies management


OUTLOOK® benefits and advantages:

A partial list.

• Lowers cost of ownership
• Reduces inventory
• Reduces labor costs
• Improves service and deliveries
• Reduces waste and lost cylinders
• Eliminates receiving and warehousing
• Eliminates annual bidding
• Streamlines paperwork
• Improves product tracking
• Improves site safety