Why Choose APD
APD is a Custom Solution Provider. Utilizing our proprietary system, eLink™, we create custom electronic catalogs for the procurement of office supplies, industrial/maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) supplies.
JUST WHAT IS IT?
eLink™ is a customized automated program that systematically drives down procurement costs to achieve sustained, continuous cost savings year over year.
HOW WAS IT CREATED?
We used our in-depth knowledge and 20 plus years of experience in supply chain operations, consulting and systems development to create our unique strategy of systematically providing on-going cost savings to corporate customers.
WHAT IS THE BASIC COST SAVINGS STRATEGY?
Simply put, our system continuously drives down procurement costs by controlling product price while totally managing product CHOICE both at the company level and at the employee point of purchase.
WHAT DOES THIS SYSTEM DO?
Gives Senior Procurement Management the ANALYTICAL INFORMATION to make major procurement cost savings decisions and the AUTOMATED CONTROLS needed to ensure the execution of those decisions.
APD is a one-stop-shop for products in the areas of office supplies, industrial/facilities maintenance MRO supplies, corporate identity products and other product categories as requested. APD acts as a procurement partner responsible for managing and controlling product procurement and related processes for our customer's entire enterprise.
APD is the Smarter Way to Drive Down Costs. We achieve this by helping our customers to integrate systems, standardize products, rationalize suppliers and get a handle on demand management. Collectively, we reduce the total cost of ownership for our customers.
By capturing over 50 points of data for each order, we provide detailed management reports on program spend, demand management, order summaries and delivery statistics. These reports are provided quarterly to all customers along with cost savings recommendations based on our analysis of the data collected.
Diversity Spending Credit
Purchases from APD count toward all three categories:
NMSDC Corporate Plus (MBE)
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business