Star Harbor Trading works across all industries to provide targeted cost optimization and procurement-related services. Our end deliverables are measurable cost reduction and performance improvement.
Star Harbor Trading blends the resumes and expertise of the larger firms with entrepreneurial flexibility and the power of focus. We engage with our clients in a way that works for them and we guarantee results. The following services can be provided as individual offerings or combined as components of a total solution.
Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Consultation
Strategic Sourcing is Star Harbor Trading’s core competency. We have performed numerous sourcing projects with strong outcomes and consistently high ROIs for our clients. We blend our process expertise with deep category experience to drive extraordinary results with payback periods often measured in months.
What makes us unique is our ability to apply our process to virtually any significant expenditure area. Our firm has sourced precious minerals from Africa ECOWAS region, construction vehicles from China and daily household usage products across East Asia. We can tackle your most complex or constrained categories and help with delicate incumbent renegotiations or complex make or buy analyses.
Our process begins with a consultation of client’s business operation by heavy data analytics and typically includes hands-on negotiations with suppliers. We help implement any new agreements that result and lay the foundation for ongoing, world-class category management. We recognize that your suppliers are often critical to your business so we take an integrity-based approach to our sourcing process. Our goal is to ensure suppliers are treated fairly and relationships are preserved or even enhanced by our process.
Star Harbor Trading performs different types of strategic sourcing projects such as:
Leveraging facts and logic, we manage a fair and objective process designed to identify the best suppliers wherever they may reside and to negotiate the best possible agreement for our clients, considering total cost, quality, service, and other unique factors.
Are the costs with your “hard to change” suppliers fair and competitive? Star Harbor can quickly assess your agreements and leverage a toolkit of strategies to renegotiate your contracts to capture best-in-market pricing and terms.
Complex Decision Support
Have a complex make/buy or outsourcing decision to make? We can provide the heavy analytics to fully understand true current costs and get proposals from third parties that are easily comparable. Our decision support services bring clarity to the complex and dramatically lower risk.
Low-Cost Country Sourcing
Star Harbor Trading can search anywhere in the world, in any domestic region, for the best suppliers to fill your requirements