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​​​​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 Purchasing organization is responsible for initiating the search for suppliers as needs arise, using accepted standards for fair and equitable sourcing processes.  If you are interested in being added to a database of prospective suppliers, please click here. Entry into the database does not constitute an obligation to ​contact your company.

For additional details on the Cummins Purchasing organization, please visit this page​​ on the secure side of the Cummins Supplier Portal. 
(NOTE:  This link requires a login to the secure side of the Cummins Supplier Portal.  If you do not have an account on the Supplier Portal, contact the Supplier Help Desk  - see link below).


What do I do if I need help?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Supplier Help Desk​.​​​​

Purchasing Organization