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July 11, 2012 at 14:10 PM EDT
Strategic Suppliers Announced by DSSI

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DSSI, LLC, the leading provider of Source-to-Pay services to progressive industrial companies, announced the initial results of its Strategic Cross-client Catalog initiative to holistically address supplier catalog content, cost, quality, delivery and service.  DSSI gained consensus from a broad group of its clients before selecting strategic supplier and manufacturer combinations for specific commodity categories.

DSSI would like to recognize and thank the following Strategic Suppliers for their outstanding support of our clients. 

  • Curbell
  • Graybar
  • Magid Glove & Safety
  • Spilltech
  • Staples
  • Total Filtration Services
  • Xpedx

These suppliers represent leading manufacturing lines including 3M, Airguard, Ansell, DeWalt, Diversey, Duracell, General Electric, Georgia-Pacific, Gojo, Hubbell, Proto, Sparyon and Stanley, among others.  The commodity categories addressed by this phase of the initiative included: electrical, filtration, hand and power tools, janitorial, maintenance chemicals, office supplies, packaging and safety.

"Serving as the buyer for our clients allowed us to extensively evaluate supplier capabilities for fast order fulfillment," said Dennis Buckley, VP of Operations.  "Winning suppliers and manufacturers proved to provide the best value, lowest total cost and highest levels of service in support of more than 200 client facilities." 

"We are proud to report that this initial phase of the program achieved average incremental savings of twelve percent across more than 6,000 items with improved order fulfillment based on the stocking requirements of these more focused manufacturing lines," said Mike Oldani who leads DSSI's Strategic Sourcing efforts. Oldani added, "Reducing supply complexity and costs while improving service levels is the goal of every purchasing organization. The fact that we can provide incremental value by analyzing needs across our entire client base speaks to our unique approach to sourcing and item data management."

About DSSI, LLC

DSSI, LLC is the leading provider of Source to Pay services to progressive industrial companies.  DSSI provides services in four areas including Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Outsourcing, Integrated Supply and Consulting.  DSSI acts as the buyer on behalf of their customer and employs a unique "on shore outsourcing" approach to the benefit of local economies.  Based in Southfield, Michigan, DSSI also has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky. For more information about DSSI, visit www.directsourcing.com.

SOURCE DSSI, LLC

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