CIC Tools

Unique Solutions for Superior Results

When you work with CIC, you benefit from our innovative programs and resources. We have developed these, based on our extensive experience as a single-source supplier, to provide our customers greater savings and control in their procurement efforts. They include:

Silent Supervisor™—Our innovative online budget solution enables you to guide and constrain user spending at the point of ordering. Simply by making the budget visible and enforcing it, Silent Supervisor enables many customers to reduce their annual spending by 25% or more. Our solution:

  • Features the monthly spending budget right on the buyer’s reorder form so she knows where she stands. The available remaining budget is updated after every order.
  • Displays a large warning message when the buyer exceeds the monthly spending budget.
  • Includes the option of sending an automated email to the orderer’s manager with an alert whenever a user’s budget limit is exceeded.

Priority Program®—At CIC, we are dedicated to providing our loyal long-term customers the highest levels of service. In return for committing to use CIC as their prime supplier for industrial and business supplies, our Priority Program customers benefit from our exceptional commitment to helping meet your business goals. We will create an individualized program focused on streamlining your procurement process so that you can minimize both the time and money that you spend on supplies. You will receive the highest visibility and access to upper CIC management for immediate decisions and special attention in all matters.

Elevate­­––this program includes a thorough evaluation of your procurement process and the products  you use.  Through this program we can pinpoint exactly where cost saving opportunities exist

Value Stream Mapping­­––We provide a clear illustration of the steps in your current procurement process in the form of a swim lane flow chart.  From here we identify the steps that do not have value and can be eliminated to streamline the process.

Educational Seminars­­––CIC hosts regular educational seminars on Lean Manufacturing Principals, Six Sigma, eCommerce, Lean Office and other industry initiatives.