Atwood Mobile Products Outsources MRO Purchasing to DSSI LLC
Southfield, April 07,2008 --
DSSI LLC, a leader in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Services, announced today that
Atwood Mobile Products, a leading supplier to the Recreational Vehicle, Specialty Vehicle,
and Manufactured Housing industries, has signed a three-year agreement for Source-to-Pay services.
DSSI will provide Atwood Mobile Products with a complete Indirect Purchasing infrastructure for
Strategic Sourcing, Catalog Development, and Purchase-to-Pay transaction processing including a
hosted e-Procurement system (Epic®), financial settlement and supplier management.
"Atwood is aggressively pursuing cost reduction initiatives within its supply base and continuously
looking for innovative ways to improve operations and free our people up to focus on the activities
that will create value for our customers," said Neal Milewski, Atwood's Director of Purchasing.
"This is a strategic alignment with a key supplier, who over the next 3 years, will become
instrumental in helping Atwood meet its key cost savings initiatives."
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Atwood to help them achieve their strategic
vision related to indirect materials and services. As a procurement services specialist, we will
work closely with Atwood to achieve rapid, sustainable, improvement in procurement performance with
reduced cost, less risk, and improved financial control," said Scott Camera, DSSI's vice president.
About DSSI, LLC
DSSI, LLC is a global provider of purchasing services. Based in
Southfield, Michigan, DSSI also has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and
Louisville, Kentucky. For more information about DSSI, visit
About Atwood Mobile Products LLC
Atwood is a leading designer and manufacturer of a broad range of window, glass, aluminum, appliance
and electronic products for recreation vehicles (RVs), specialty vehicles, manufactured housing and
associated niche markets. Atwood's core products include windows, doors, specialty glass products,
water heaters, furnaces, ranges, electronic control systems, converters and seating systems
designed to meet specific customer demands. Atwood provides its comprehensive product line to a
diverse set of customers including market leaders Thor Industries, Fleetwood, Jayco, Gulfstream,
Winnebago, Freightliner and Leer. Atwood markets its products under its well-recognized Atwood,
Creation, Kemberly, Wedgewood, Spec-Temp, Duraleg and Levelegs brands. Headquartered in Elkhart,
Indiana, Atwood has approximately 1,900 employees.