Assembling a team of the best suppliers may seem like a good idea, but what may this strategy be missing?
It seems like a sensible solution. When you’re dealing with the best, you expect to benefit from the best, and all the better when you’ve multiplied that experience several times over, right?
After all, if you were putting together a blockbuster film or a team making a run at a championship, conventional wisdom says load up on standout stars. Besides, in positioning yourself for better yields, there’s the feeling that having a variety of suppliers offers strength through numbers.
Streamline your recipe for success
Like too many chefs in the kitchen, each addition to your supply chain can create another layer of risk, add further logistical complexity to your day-to-day operations. And if they fail to mesh, a lack of cohesion in your supply chain can prevent you from taking your business to the next level.
And in your business, reliability in your supply-chain partners is always a top concern. If a supply chain dries up or even slows down, not only are profits lost, but your reputation and rapport with clients takes a hit, which impacts the potential for future dealings.
Besides reliability, you want to benefit from pricing advantages. They allow you to pass along savings to your own customers while managing profit margins. When bidding for work, you want to offer every benefit you can.
And finally, your business development efforts require support. Include our expertise and our people, in your sales conversations. Our experience can fuel your business growth; we can help you improve your existing customer relationships and help you secure new ones.
A smart partner for sustainable savings through embedded efficiencies
Never overlook the benefits of a strong but lean supply chain.
As the nation's leading single-source supplier for all things gases, welding and safety, we offer an unrivaled national network of more than 1,100 locations, expert account managers, industry specialists, a dedicated telesales team and a robust eProcurement platform. You and your clients can get whatever they need, whenever and wherever they need it most—with Airgas.
We serve a broad range of businesses in an ever-expanding mix of industries, including:
- Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication
- Energy & Chemicals
- Food, Beverage and Retail
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Primary Materials
- Aerospace and Defense
- Government and Municipalities
Besides our unique offerings and expertise that help you assure proper application of our products, we continuously look to streamline the supply chain of every client we work with through our innovative procurement solutions.
Our proactive, end-to-end approach—which includes inventory management as well as process assessment and adjustment—can save money by improving operations and eliminating redundancies and other inefficiencies. Through ongoing cost savings and consulting, partnering with us can provide your clients the added benefit of safety training along with an array of on-site safety services for all their turnaround, repair and everyday safety needs.
A good supplier is more than a discount or a mere link in a chain—it’s a partner that helps you grow your business and help you make sure it runs smoothly.
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