Nationwide MRO Supply Contracts—with High-Quality Local Service

By IBT Inc

May 16, 2016

Supply Chain

Difficulty Managing 100’s of Suppliers?

Managing maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies can be a challenge.  There are millions of products, thousands of manufacturers, and hundreds of suppliers at both the corporate and plant levels.

National Purchasing + Local Servicing

supply-force-logoIBT Industrial Solutions offers national capabilities for all your MRO product needs, utilizing trusted local distributors—under a partnership with supplyFORCE. This solution creates consistency, consolidates vendors, and drives cost savings, while minimizing disruption to your organization during the change process.

“Many organizations struggle to drive efficiencies and cut costs,” said David Meyers, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at supplyFORCE.  “supplyFORCE is the only solution that allows customers to streamline all their MRO needs into one comprehensive corporate agreement, while maintaining the local supplier relationships that their plants prefer.”

North America’s Largest MRO Solution

The relationship between IBT and supplyFORCE offers customers the broadest MRO solution in the industry, with local branches and resources throughout North America:

  • 200 market-leading distributors
  • 2,500+ stocking branches
  • 1,000’s of technical experts
  • $5+ billion inventory
  • $22+ billion annual sales

Most Complete MRO Solution Available Today

It’s also a comprehensive MRO solution that allows you to source almost every imaginable category, including:

  • Electrical
  • Power transmission and bearings
  • Industrial
  • Safety
  • Pipe, valves, and fittings
  • Smaller spot-buy categories

Excellent Product Choice, Delivery, Service

supply-force-chart2“It’s really the best of both worlds,” Meyers said.  “This way, corporate gets what they need, while their plants and facilities get great product choice, delivery, and service.”

Through its partnership with supplyFORCE, IBT offers customers:

  • Coverage for all plant locations
  • Multiple product categories
  • Consolidation of vendors
  • Consistent national pricing
  • Centralized ordering and invoicing
  • 24/7 emergency response
  • Professional contract management

“Through our relationship with supplyFORCE, we are a national partner to our customers by leveraging other pre-vetted owner/members that offer the same top-notch service we do,” said Todd Winters, Director of National Accounts for IBT.  “It doesn’t matter whether your facilities are in Connecticut, California—or Canada.  You basically get to continue using your trusted local industrial product suppliers like IBT—but with all the advantages of a big national corporate contract.”

Looking for a national program utilizing trusted local distributors?

Call Todd Winters, Director of National Accounts at IBT Industrial Solutions, at (913) 261-2144 or twinters@ibtinc.com.