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stuckyi 04-10-2013 06:33 PM

Lab Supplies Sourcing
 
Here in our lab supplies sourcing, we are looking for more opportunities for savings. We currently buy through distributors and from a large pool of vendors. At what size does a company typically start moving away from distributors to purchasing directly through manufacturers? I have found one problem to be that many manufacturers of lab supplies only offer sales through a distributor or do not want to hurt their relationships with distributors by going direct.

KS_Purchasing_Manager 07-12-2013 08:20 PM

Most lab supplies...
 
I'd suggest going through a national distributor like Grainger.com. On the specialty items, have one buyer specialize in those types of purchases.

That's my experience.


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