ICG to take over indirects at Bobcat maker Doosan Infracore

23 July 2010

23 July 2010 | Lindsay Clark

Manufacturer Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DICE) is outsourcing its non-core procurement to ICG Commerce.

DICE is famous for heavy machinery brands including Doosan and Bobcat. It turns over $3.3 billion (£2.1 billion) a year and sells products worldwide. It said the deal would create significant savings by improving category expertise and market intelligence.

Jim Adkins, North American regional vice-president of supply chain and sourcing at DICE, said: “This partnership will help us maintain financial discipline, achieve supply chain efficiencies and continuous operational innovation.”

The firm would not disclose the value of the deal, but said the outsourcing contract is set to provide category management across logistics, plant-related maintenance, repair and overhaul, capital equipment, travel, IT, marketing, HR and other corporate and industrial services.

“Our goals required we develop a strategy to increase efficiency and transparency throughout all categories of non-core spend. We were extremely impressed with the visibility ICG Commerce can provide into spend, savings and compliance,” DICE CPO Greg Kinder added.

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