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How the Process Works

We recognize that finding the right customers in a large corporation is one of the most difficult obstacles facing diverse and small suppliers. To assist potential suppliers, Cummins Diversity Procurement Department has established the following process:

Step 1: Qualifications

Cummins Inc. separates the products and services purchased from suppliers into two categories:
Direct Purchasing: Materials that Comprise our Finished Products

Three Aligned Organizations:

  • Corporate
  • Business Units
    • Engine
    • Power Generation
    • Filtration
    • Emissions
    • Fuel Systems
    • Turbo Technology
    • Electronics
  • Area Business Organizations
    • China ABO
    • EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) ABO
    • India ABO
    • Mexico & Central America ABO
    • South America ABO

Three Key Elements:

  • Commodity-Based Teams
  • Integrated Supplier Quality 
  • Dedicated Value Package Introduction (VPI) Teams 

Indirect Purchasing: All Other Materials & Services Used


  • OrganizedbyRegion&Spend
  • AllCMIEmployeesPurchaseIndirectMaterial


  • Facility
  • Corporate
  • InformationTechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • SupplyChain
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