The 3B Distribution Model

Building the Better Deal into a Business Model

3B Supply has developed a business model that capitalizes on our extensive history in Integrated Supply combined with our lean principles and innovative systems to deliver the best bottom-line value to Industrial Manufacturers. While it isn't available to all businesses, 3B Supply has made Integrated Supply accessible to a much larger cross-section of companies than anyone has done before.  

Key Elements in the 3B Supply Model:  A Streamlined Supply Chain

  • 3B Program Managers are fully integrated with customers at their locations.
  • There is always a 1:1 correlation of 3B Employee : Customer. This is the #1 key to success!
  • 3B charges a smaller markup on a much larger volume of products (10x).

Traditional Distribution Model vs. 3B Supply Model

3B Supply streamlines the entire supply chain and eliminates unnecessary infrastructure costs that don't directly serve your needs.

Traditional = High Markup + Sales Focus + Infrastructure Overhead

3B = Modest Markup + Program Manager + Guaranteed Cost Savings

3B supply: Total MRO Coverage

3B Supply provides all the brands and products you need - and none of our cost savings come from unauthorized substitutions. 

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesives & Lubricants
  • Automotive
  • Cabinetry & Storage
  • Cutting Tools
  • Electrical
  • Hardware
  • HVAC
  • Janitorial
  • Pipes, Valves & Fittings
  • Safety
  • Sensors & Switches
  • Shipping Supplies
  • Welding

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Traditional Distribution vs. 3B Supply Model: Supplier Analysis

All suppliers have specialty niche areas with increased markups. 3B Supply eliminates those specialty markups and enables you to focus on OEM/Direct and Key Vendors, while we handle the bulk of your MRO spend. With 3B, you have a smaller markup on larger breadth of products, which gets passed to our customers as hard cost savings. This means you manage less and save more.

Traditional: Fragmented Niche Vendors

3B Model: Consolidated / Commoditized

I have always experienced quick turnaround and delivery of orders when using 3B Supply.

Josh d.

Safety Manager