Procurement


Buy better by buying smarter.

In downstream operations, you’re always looking for ways to improve efficiency, lower costs, increase safety and simplify regulatory compliance.

But does that have to mean having separate vendors for safety supplies, EPA protocols, plant turnarounds, and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO)? Consolidating vendors without sacrificing quality or dependability means having more time to focus on plant productivity and less time chasing down supplies.

 

Be resourceful

Airgas is committed to adding more value to your supply chain. More simplicity. More transparency. And more standardization.

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

  • Consolidating business spending
  • Inventory optimization
  • Lowering consumable usage
  • Boosting welding-process efficiency
  • Regulatory and safety compliance

Acting as a single point of accountability, we help simplify and standardize your operation by providing:

  • Plant-turnaround efficiency
  • Leading EPA protocols
  • Emissions monitoring
  • Application expertise

 

  • Process analysis and training
  • Superior gas blends
  • Supply-chain redundancies

By reducing the number of suppliers and related costs, we help plants and refineries improve efficiency by:

  • Monitoring global warming gas emissions
  • Assisting with environmental compliance
  • Assuring on-stream performance
  • Managing multi-site accounts

Discover what’s missing from your purchasing plan by going beyond product and price.


Supply innovation company-wide

Successful companies look to procurement to unlock value through innovation. Firms with supply chains that support innovation experience 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, Airgas consistently delivers. We understand how procurement affects many aspects of an organization, including:

  • Productivity
  • Supply optimization
  • Workforce development
  • Competitive advantage

Boost the success of your buying strategy by applying effective supply-chain risk reductions, including flexibility, alignment, integration, data sharing and rationalization. Plus, our offering includes a state-of-the-art facility with personnel dedicated to excellence in producing hydrocarbon standards.

 

Purchase precision

We can help you reduce the cost and improve the performance of emissions monitoring. We are the country's leading producer of EPA Protocol Gases. We produce these high-tolerance blends at local specialty gas laboratories that are ISO 9001-registered and ISO 17025-accredited. In fact, our gases are so precise that we are the exclusive Standard Reference Material (SRM) supplier to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Plus, our ability to source gas from a national network of 300 high-pressure filling plants means you never have to worry about gas supply interruptions.

 

Improve internal processes

Our full-service offering includes:

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

Plus, our innovative multi-channel service model gives you many ways to find it with us, including:

  • More than 1,400 locations nationwide
  • Expert account managers
  • Industry specialists
  • Dedicated telesales team
  • Robust eProcurement platform

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

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