Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DICE), a manufacturer of compact and heavy construction equipment, has teamed with procurement outsourcing specialist ICG Commerce in an attempt to drive significant cost savings across non-core spending.
DICE is a global alliance that represents such brands as Doosan, Bobcat, Montabert, Portable Power and Geith. DICE will leverage ICG Commerce's purchasing category expertise, market intelligence and integrated infrastructure to help enable critical internal resources to focus on core competencies.
"This partnership will help us maintain financial discipline and achieve supply chain efficiencies and continuous operational innovation," says Jim Adkins, North American regional vice president of supply chain and sourcing at DICE.
ICG Commerce will provide sourcing and ongoing category management services for non-core spend across categories such as logistics, plant-related maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), capital equipment, travel, IT, marketing, HR and other corporate and industrial services. ICG Commerce will also provide sourcing and category management support to DICE for aftermarket components and some direct materials, pointing to a trend in manufacturing to drive measurable savings in traditionally under-resourced buying categories.