Local Procurement Provides Cost Savings
A recent case study prepared by the General Services Administration (GSA) and submitted to the Treasury Department showcased the savings generated through local sourcing from Central Asia by TWI.
TWI sources common consumable supplies in Central Asia and the South Caucasus on behalf of GSA for use by U.S Forces in Afghanistan. By sourcing local material from a network of over 40 vendors in Central Asia and the South Caucasus, GSA and TWI have been able to reduce the average supply chain delivery from 150 days (US sourced) to 66 days. In addition, local sourcing contributes to significant transportation savings due to the material shipping much closer to the end destination.
On the contract awarded by GSA in 2010, TWI performs as GSA’s Supply Chain Integrator to identify and propose potential sources of supply in Central Asia capable of expeditiously providing common consumable products to GSA customers in Afghanistan. Once qualified suppliers are identified, TWI negotiates item prices and coordinates timely delivery of items, enhancing the speed and reliability of GSA’s supply chain support to U.S. Forces operating throughout Afghanistan.
For the complete case study, please click here: GSA & TWI Cost Savings.
Founded in 1844, Theodor Wille Intertrade (TWI) provides premier end-to-end supply chain solutions to Government & Industrial sector customers worldwide. With offices in the US, Germany, Switzerland, UAE, Turkey, Iraq, and Kazakhstan, we provide services and expertise across all segments of the supply chain, including logistics and distribution, procurement, program management, information technology, and customer service.