Supply Chain and Procurement Services

Supply chain and procurement functions are becoming increasingly crucial as labs focus on speed to market in their scientific endeavors. That’s why Avantor® uses its over 160 years of experience in supply chain and procurement management to help labs optimize products and placement of critical materials throughout your lab and the warehouse ecosystem that supports it.

End-to-end supply chain optimization

Avantor provides you with end-to-end procurement and supply chain services that can be customized to meet your objectives.

Program management

An effective supply chain starts with purchasing professionals who manage the entire procurement process, from sourcing the best products to optimizing their placement for ease of use. Whether with your internal teams or our procurement professionals, our proprietary Inventory Manager software lets us seamlessly integrate lab operations, such as assessing current state inventory and methodologies and developing custom procurement strategies aligned to your lab’s output and growth objectives. That means you benefit from an enterprise-level, custom procurement system for your entire laboratory ecosystem.

Vendor-agnostic procurement

Our Inventory Manager software supports thousands of globally available products and millions of products available through Avantor's channel brand, VWR®. Combined with our Market Source procurement and sourcing solutions, we can be your one-stop, global procurement center for millions of science-enabling products.

Optimized shipping, receiving, and compliance

Efficiently processing goods coming into the lab is a critical link within a stable supply chain. Avantor’s Inventory Manager and ERP systems help centrally monitor, manage, and automate time-consuming tasks such as invoice reconciliation, purchase order management, and vendor consolidation.

We can also use Inventory Manager to leverage enterprise-level data analysis and coordinate repeat purchases to keep your lab supplied at optimal levels to help control spending, reduce waste and help ensure each product in your inventory can be easily traced for compliance reporting.

Flexible warehousing solutions

Easy access to compliant storage space is fundamental in stabilizing the lab supply chain, whether your lab’s footprint expands, contracts, or relocates. Working with Avantor means getting a partner with the expertise to implement warehouse optimization strategies that maximize your on-site storage resources. Our global warehousing network can expand your lab’s ability to leverage compliant storage capacity when needed and at scale. Your customized warehousing solutions can be linked to our Inventory Manager’s 360-degree materials visibility and reporting capability to track and control spending.

Point-of-use inventory management

Your supply chain is the sum of your procurement and inventory management optimization efforts. When it works as it should, your scientists can focus solely on bench science because they have the products they need in the correct quantity within reach to maximize lab output and value. Avantor’s on-site teams use our Inventory Manager’s insights to identify critical supplies needed for your bench science based on your scientists' historical purchasing data and feedback. Products flow out of supporting stockrooms based on the Inventory Manager’s insights to help ensure point-of-use stocking levels that have been optimized to support on-demand use.


Contact us today for procurement and supply chain solutions customized to your lab’s output and growth objectives.

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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world.