With ever increasing global competition along with economic pressures to lower costs and increase profits within a declining economy, the demands for continuous cost improvement are more important than ever. Today’s purchasing environment is becoming more complex and more challenging. Whether you’re a contract packager, raw material manufacturer or finished goods producer, your core competency is manufacturing. Many of you rely on domestic raw material suppliers for goods and pricing and are unable to take advantage of the global marketplace that we all operate in. The paradigm is shifting from: “Is our purchasing competitive in the United States?” to “Is our purchasing competitive in the global marketplace?” Pacific Link’s global sourcing partnership power may help alleviate these pressures.