SSP Single Source Procurement

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Single Source Procurement Consultants:

We have experts in many fields with both the education and experience to help guide you through challenges that may be overwhelming.  Please call our office at 269-372-3997 to get started working with our experts.

Our Leadership Team:

Robert C. Engster, CPM, MBA

Having achieved a Certification in Purchasing Management, Bob has experience in most areas relating to Supply Chain Management.  He also has an excellent background in engineering related areas, having experience with several major companies. Bob is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Engineering College (BSE) as well as obtaining his MBA from Western Michigan University. With over twenty years of purchasing experience, Bob has worked for Federal Mogul Corporation, Kellogg's Corporation, and Pfizer Corporation (legacy Upjohn Company/Pharmacia.) Bob has attained the Certification in Purchasing Management (C.P.M.) and continues to be current with all phases of procurement. In his various positions, Bob has obtained experience in practically all areas of procurement as well as significant international contract development.

Mike Cooper, MBA

Has spent most of his career turning poor performing company departments and businesses into profitable ventures with excellent financial and strategic planning/business skills. He has worked for several major companies providing his knowledge and skill. Mike is the COO for Single Source Procurement, and has significant experience from being the Distribution Director for the Dairy Queen Operators Association and Manager of Finance for Upjohn’s Corporate Services.  He has a MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University.

Jim Birch, BBA

A proven track record of success accelerating revenue increases, strengthening market share, developing and deploying effective sales plans and securing new business using consultative sales methodologies.  Accomplished professional with propensity for delivering high-impact presentations, effectively managing major accounts, recruiting and leading top talent, collaborating with key decision-makers and cultivating relationships with Fortune 500 national accounts.  Sales Management leadership roles including P & L and operations management for Boise Cascade/OfficeMax with B2B annual sales in excess of $120 million.  Additional experience in the management of MRO materials for OEM US automakers.  This included the logistics and distribution of critical spare parts to US factories across North America.

- Bachelor of Business Administration - Eastern Michigan University
- Executive Training - University of Michigan School of Business
- Economic Value Added Management - University of Notre Dame
- Effective Negotiations - University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business

Kristen Engster

Kristen Engster has in-depth experience in property management and customer service. Kristen works with many of Single Source Procurement's customers to source laboratory supplies and biomedical reagents.

Current Specials:

Single Source Procurement is happy to announce that we are now working with Meints Glassblowing. Meints Glassblowing is able to design, construct, and repair laboratory and specialty glassware! Please contact us if you are interested in these services.
Added: 10/04/16

Be sure to check out the Green Chemicals on our website – these are truly amazing! We have partnered up with a company that produces the only triple zero (Health, Flammability and Reactivity) cleaner in the world. They have an acid replacer is unique in that it works like an acid, but is so safe that you can use it as a hand lotion! The backbone of the cleaners is the product called SynTech, a registered name, that in various formulations can clean just about anything, while sanitizing at the same time. Since the formulations are tailored to each application, it is critical to work with us up front to make sure that all of your requirements are met. Give us a try and see how easy it is to save money and be green! The same company now can provide absorbents and spill kits, which we stock. Come on and give them a try!
Added: 08/21/14

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