Problem solving is an opportunity for us to do our best by finding better ways to approach your unique project. We work as a team to build momentum, we tackle every challenge along the way, and we share a clear vision of our mutual success at the end of the road.
As a solutions provider, we have vast technical expertise across several market verticals. We follow a systematic approach to identify customer challenges, develop innovative solutions, and ensure that they are expertly planned and flawlessly implemented.
We live by a set of Core Values, which defines who we are. We pledge to listen, learn and be helpful to every customer need; to act honorably and always deliver as promised. Our teams are dedicated to technical excellence so that we can work intelligently to find the right solutions for our customer's needs.
Optimizing the MRO supply chain is imperative as traditional sources of supply expands to global sourcing of materials. The planning, execution, control and measuring of vendors is critical in achieving the right products through the right sources in order to remain competitive. The Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) procurement outsourcing solutions provide customers with direct access to leading manufacturers and Tier 1 sources in order to compress the supply chain, drive on-time deliveries, and secure in-demand material at its lowest cost of ownership in the industry.
THIS purchases direct from manufacturers to eliminate unnecessary layers of distributor mark up for non-value-added mark up; leveraging our customers’ combined purchasing power to negotiate aggressive pricing agreements with manufacturers. Our industrial MRO services combine the volume of several Fortune 500 companies under one umbrella. By creating a baseline for all suppliers, we monitor compliance standards to create a sustainable supply chain for our clients and ensure an uninterrupted supply of goods to your plant.
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PROCUREMENT ANALYSIS STRATEGY
We are a procurement outsourcing company and a key differentiator is our ability to understand and execute a strategic procurement program. To achieve our aggressive savings goals in the initial years of an agreement, THIS relies on the professional planning and execution of our own strategic procurement process. Our strategic sourcing team develops a sourcing plan designed for every client that contributes to savings year after year. Through our process, the top ten spend categories are prioritized and then strategies are set based on our analysis of the market trends for each. We review spend compliance, adherence to standards, supplier concentration and Producer Price Indices. Primary strategies are:
Supplier Harmonization; sourcing to our existing collaborative deals.
Private Sourcing; customized sourcing for one customer or site.
Collaborative Sourcing; sourcing for multiple customers within one commodity.
REAL TIME VISIBILITY
Real time information about the requisitioning process can vary from location to location. So, Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) expanded its cloud-based solution, THISone, to include a requisitioning tool. Now, end users have a real time visibility allowing them to better manage their budgets on the front lines and before the transaction ever takes place.
By identifying and reducing obsolete parts, Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) undertook a "Lean Assessment" for one GMP medical device supplier, which resulted in a 29 percent reduction in obsolete parts that were stored at the plant -- saving them valuable resource dollars.
When standard Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) just aren’t good enough, the analytics team at Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) is challenged with developing better ways to track savings. For one customer who was looking to validate our decade-long procurement program, an analysis of long-term savings led to the creation of a new KPI, which transcends typical hard costs and productivity savings.