A new website has been launched that is designed to eliminate many layers of “unneeded” distribution in the supply chain; www.ebuyxpress.com links buyers directly to suppliers in a web environment that, according to the company, can cut procurement costs by as much as 20%.

The company said that lower costs from a smaller distribution chain will leverage millions of dollars in aggregated buying power, which can be used to negotiate volume discounts with manufacturers and simplify the MRO ordering, fulfillment, and tracking process.

Product lines include appliances, building materials, computers, hardware, electrical, plumbing, landscape supplies, and office-telecommunication equipment.