Raw Material Sourcing

We strive to work with those suppliers who demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, quality and continuous improvement. Our procurement activities support the formation of long-term relationships based on these principles.

At Michelman, we are committed to maximizing the value of our supplier relationships by maintaining open, honest and continuous communications. We encourage suppliers to engage Michelman associates in Purchasing, Technology, Marketing, and other appropriate functional areas as needed.

Raw material approvals – and purchasing decisions – are based on several criteria as evaluated across several functional areas of Michelman.  These include product performance, quality and overall value taking into consideration price, delivery and service.

Our dedicated Purchasing team serves a unique coordination role between suppliers and all other Michelman associates, and is the only team authorized to procure raw materials. The Purchasing team administers and controls the procurement process, including evaluations, certifications and negotiations, and manages supplier relationships.