Cummins Inc. separates the products and services purchased from suppliers into two main categories:
Indirect is defined as all services and any products that are not assembled and shipped to an end customer (including tooling, chemicals, machinery, computers, gauges, packaging, training, real estate, and prototypes, etc.)
Direct is defined as all products that are manufactured and assembled into a product that is directly shipped to a customer (includes engine components, filters, turbochargers, generators, alternators, etc.)
Both are essential to Cummins, and both types of spending represent billions of dollars in investment on a yearly basis.
The Cummins Procurement organization is responsible for the strategic process of product or service sourcing. It involves every activity involved in obtaining the goods and services a company needs to support its daily operations, including sourcing, negotiating terms, purchasing items, receiving and inspecting goods as necessary, and keeping records of all the steps in the process.
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