Supply Chain:

ICHIN is a professional cost reduction and purchasing consulting group founded by a group of experienced purchasing professionals and expense category specialists. Our mission is simple... to assist companies in reducing overhead and operational expenses.

We will analyze areas where our client is not comfortable receiving the best value for their dollar, and without finger-pointing, suggesting other areas of expense they may wish to consider. If savings can be found through the current supplier, or with a new supplier(s), we will come back to the client in a short time with specific recommendations for saving money - without sacrificing quality or service. We may negotiate with our client's current suppliers, or we may recommend new sources of supply. We do this by consulting on:

  • Distribution Center Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Lean Logistics
  • Strategic Purchasing
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Technology (ERP, MRP, Oracle, PeopleSoft)
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL)
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

We can also provide the following training to your Procurement staff:

  • How to setup a Purchasing department
  • How to create a formal purchasing function
  • Procurement processes
  • How to negotiate a supplier contract
  • Understanding "Total Cost of Ownership"
  • How to stop Maverick Spend
  • How to create purchasing policies
  • Succeeding in a single source situations
  • Performance Metrics
  • Procurement and content management