Procurement


Whether you’re in manufacturing or metal fabrication, saving money and consolidating vendors is always good.

In your business, however, that’s the least you should expect from your supply partners.

With so many suppliers making the same promise, what separates one from another? Are all product offerings the same? Is every distribution network created equal? How about services? Experience? Objectivity?

Making an informed buying decision today that still looks good three years later requires a procurement partner that delivers added value throughout your organization.
 

 

Be resourceful

We’re committed to adding more value to your supply chain. More simplicity. More transparency. And more standardization.

As one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of all things gases, welding and safety, we can also help improve your organization on many levels, including:

  • Reducing costs by consolidating suppliers
  • Managing inventory more effectively
  • Lowering consumable usage while improving product quality
  • Boosting welding efficiency and productivity
  • Reducing injuries and lost time by paying attention to regulations and safety standards

Managing multiple suppliers distracts you from core tasks, complicates your supply chain and leads to inefficient operations. Acting as a single point of accountability, we help simplify and standardize your operation by providing:

  • Robust metrics
  • Key performance indicators
  • Superior gas blends
  • Application expertise
  • Process analysis and training

Where other suppliers limit their recommendations to their own products, we offer unbiased opinions on an unrivaled range of products and services. Whether you have manual welding stations or automated systems, we offer objective recommendations based on years of experience in:

  • Process evaluations
  • Equipment sourcing
  • Installation and training
  • Ongoing service


Discover what’s missing from your purchasing plan by going beyond product and price. Choose a supply partner that can help you measure and monitor your business growth and savings, and make a difference in the future of your company.

Go beyond typical purchasing strategies

Successful manufacturing and metal fabrication firms look to procurement to unlock value through innovation. Firms whose supply chains support innovation enjoy greater autonomy and higher year-over-year hard savings.

Yet your procurement strategy is only as effective as your supply partners—and their ability to execute on your implementation goals.
 

Extend your impact

When it comes to innovation through purchasing, we consistently deliver.

As the industry’s leading single-source provider of gases, welding and safety products, we understand how procurement can positively impact many aspects of an organization, including:

  • Productivity
  • Supply optimization
  • Workforce development
  • Competitive advantage

Boost your buying strategy’s success by partnering with a supplier that delivers a more efficient, dependable supply chain. Airgas has the flexibility to quickly adapt to your changing needs, the experience to help you integrate your strategy throughout your organization and the expertise to gather, interpret and share purchasing data.

Going beyond the traditional supplier role, Airgas can help you improve your purchasing effectiveness by analyzing consumption data, tracking distribution and measuring process efficiencies. Our full-service offering includes:

  • National distribution network
  • Multichannel service
  • eMarket solutions
  • Full range of gas supply modes
  • Expert compliance assistance
  • Capacity support
  • Access to proven talent


Find the right products and the right solutions–at the right time

We’re always looking for ways to bring more economy and efficacy to your supply chain. As the industry’s leading single source for all things gases, welding and safety, we’ve had a few breakthroughs of our own, including developing customized online tools for purchasing and inventory management and providing a multi-channel customer service model:

  • More than 1,100 locations nationwide
  • Industry specialists
  • Dedicated telesales teams
  • Robust eProcurement platform

Airgas helps you better manage today’s supply-chain challenges and be better positioned for tomorrow’s opportunities.

 

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