Direct Materials
and Raw Materials

Direct Spend Category Management

Corcentric Offers Proven Solutions To Identify High Quality Suppliers Of Direct Goods and Materials From Anywhere In The World.

Since 1992, Corcentric has helped hundreds of companies identify supply and reduce their costs of direct materials, goods and services. From steel to chemicals and semi-finished machined parts to entire high-end finished assemblies, we have experience in just about every spend category imaginable.

We offer solutions to help you source your direct materials. Low-cost country sourcing, near-shoring, off-shoring, developing nations or local supply, we have sourced it all. We can help with any aspect of your direct materials sourcing initiative, from supplier identification through RFP, negotiations, supplier qualifications & implementation.
Corcentric understands that the procurement of direct materials must be directly linked to customer satisfaction. If an inexpensive alternate product is in any way inferior to the product it replaces, then the cost saving benefits do not outweigh our customer’s, and their customer’s, ultimate satisfaction.
Our goal is to help you find the right supplier, in the right geography at the right price to deliver you quality and dependable direct goods, direct service and raw materials that you use in your end offering. We are often able to accomplish cost reduction while simultaneously maintaining or improving your quality and lead times.

Example Direct Spend Engagements:

  • Bench-marking Direct Material Purchases and Performance,
  • Cost Modeling and Cost Optimization for Direct Materials,
  • Raw Material Index Tracking,
  • Supplier Identification Services,
  • Supplier Qualification Services,
  • Near Shore or Off Shore Low Cost Country Sourcing,
  • Feasibility Reporting,
  • Prototyping,
  • Total Supply Chain Strategy,
  • Logistics and Brokerage,
  • Contracting & Negotiations,
  • Manufacturing Implementation support, and
  • Ongoing audit and continuous improvement monitoring.

Examples of Direct Material Projects:

  • Raw Materials and Minimally Processed Materials including: Metals, Chemicals, Pulp, Rubber, Oils, Plastics, Resins, Wood, Etc.
  • Finished Goods such as: hand tools, machined goods, containers, apparel, assembled electronics.
  • Semi-Finished Goods such as: castings, sub assemblies, molded parts, electronic boards, machined parts and housings.
  • Outsourced Services such as: call centers, telecommunications, customer service.

Procurement and Supply Chain Solutions

Complete Spend Management Solutions

Corcentric offers complete Procurement Transformation Services to companies of all sizes. We can help build a solid supply chain, complete with low costs and high supplier and supplier satisfaction. Our services can help you in any spend category, whether it be direct or indirect spend.


Procurement Transformation Services Include:


Direct Materials Case Study: Wilton BASH

Faced with rising materials costs, intellectual property issues, logistics and lead time problems and a unique product that few companies have the equipment capable of producing, Wilton Tool tasked Corcentric the perfect direct materials sourcing challenge.

The Result:


A North American supplier. A 10%+ total manufactured landed cost savings. Reduced lead times. A superior quality product. One really happy customer!

Corcentric is trusted by 2,300 customers
across all industries

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