MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - In the ongoing quest to maximize
business results and optimize budgets, organizations large and small,
in both the public and private sectors are turning to strategic
sourcing for effective pricing, product quality and customer service
from suppliers and vendors. Supply chains are often complex, but
sourcing solutions can be simple.
"Strategic sourcing takes a holistic approach to total cost, versus
pursuing low-cost bids that typically cost more in the long run for a
variety of reasons, including sub-par product performance," says Jay
Candido, Corporate Director, Marketing and Operations, Kruger Products
L.P. Away From Home Division. "Opting for the lowest bid will result in
organizations missing out on the intangible benefits of working with a
supplier that really understands your company's needs as well as the
direct cost-saving benefits to your bottom line."
Kruger Products, a leading manufacturer of quality tissue and paper
products in the Away From Home market works through customer needs with
its exclusive Cost-In-Use business solutions tool. As a dependable
supplier, Kruger Products works with jan/san distributors to leverage
the tool to consider the importance of different purchasing elements,
in addition to cost, to identify how product mixes can create different
opportunities for savings. It is a simple but sophisticated tool that
considers the following aspects to find the right products to suit your
Labor cost savings
Support of brand image
Precise product comparison
Distributors and their manufacturing partners need to work together to
provide both insight and service along with the products they deliver.
"Solutions tailored to the needs, culture and priorities of the
customer are paramount and are what drive the product recommendations
our team makes," explains Candido.
For many organizations, externally sourced products represent a
significant portion of total costs. For example, the U.S. federal
government purchases almost $600 million of cleaning products annually
through the General Services Administration (GSA). In 2005, the GSA
introduced the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) as a way to
analyze spending patterns, reduce costs, and leverage purchasing power,
and it continues to push this program to create efficiencies.
The federal government isn't the only organization streamlining
procurement. From hotels and restaurants to private offices and
educational facilities, all industries are moving towards strategic
sourcing to balance budgetary demands and remain competitive.
Before making a strategic sourcing decision it is important to consider
all aspects of your organization and ask the right questions to reap
the direct and indirect rewards. To learn more about Kruger Products'
Cost-In-Use business model, visit us at booth #3353 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Las
Vegas or online at www.krugeproducts.com/afh.
About Kruger Products L.P.
Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue
products for household, industrial and commercial use. Kruger Products
L.P. serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as
Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®' and White Swan®. In the
U.S., Kruger Products L.P. manufactures the White Cloud® brand, as well
as many private label products. Kruger Products L.P. has approximately
2,300 employees across North America and operates five FSC®
CoC-certified mills (FSC® C104904), four of which are located in Canada
and one in the US. For more information visit www.krugerproducts.ca.
About KP Tissue Inc.
KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) was created to acquire, and its business is limited
to holding, a limited partnership interest in KPLP. For more
information visit www.kptissueinc.com.
SOURCE: Kruger Products L.P.
For further information:
Corporate Director, Marketing & Operations
Director of Investor Relations
KP Tissue Inc.