strategic sourcing


At CRPL, our team of professionals have what it takes to get a variety of jobs done right thanks to their vast hands-on experience. First, our experts will work with you to analyze your company’s unique situation in order to gain a complete understanding of your supply chain. Then, we will identify the best suppliers and negotiate the best possible agreements, with an eye toward cost, quality, service and other specialty factors.

If you have “hard to change” suppliers, our experienced team will access your agreements and renegotiate your contracts if needed to capture best-in-market pricing and terms. Of course, we will work with integrity and fairness during our renegotiation process in order to preserve, and possibly even enhance, your supplier relationships.

After helping you identify valuable opportunity in your company’s sourcing strategy, you can count on our team to customize solutions that work specifically for your needs. Then, CRPL will assist in coordinating and executing these results-driven procurement strategies across a diverse array of global markets using our international network of trusted suppliers.

As a result, your company can expect to see improved product margins and lower inventory costs. Simply put, CRPL has the knowledgeable experts, deep experience and reliable resources necessary to consistently deliver the right goods to the right place at the right time—all at the very best possible price.


Our ability to effectively manage the risk inherent in commodities trading is fundamental to CRPL’s continued development and stability.

Financial, operational and market risks are an integral element of commodities trading and physical supply. They cannot be wholly avoided, but can be planned for and managed. CRPL maintains sophisticated risk management systems, processes and controls. Risk policies are determined centrally, exposures are analyzed daily, and our procedures are continuously reviewed and updated.

CRPL applies a range of risk management tools to minimize overall exposure at any one point in time. These include:

– Insurance to hedge various operational risks including freight-related and political risks
– Due diligence prior to acquisition and good management after acquisition to hedge environmental risks
– Ready access to sufficient capital and funding to hedge liquidity risk
– Strict policies and procedures to hedge counterparty relationships, fraud and regulatory risks


Being a physical trader, CRPL is subject to oversight regulatory authorities worldwide. Virtually every aspect of our business is affected to a greater or lesser degree by regulations covering health and safety, insurance, emission and environmental control, product, cargo and financial crime, international trade and sanctions, and banking, exchange and derivatives market rules.

To ensure compliance within such an extensive and constantly evolving regulatory environment, we maintain rigorous corporate protocols and a strict compliance program. This activity is overseen by our Compliance Department, which provides oversight, advice and training for CRPL trading centres worldwide. In all operations, CRPL adheres to the laws and regulations to which it is subject, both international and local, in the jurisdictions in which it operates.

CRPL is proactive in addressing evolving compliance standards. This includes taking steps to strengthen contract language with counterparties to enhance contractual prohibitions against trading with countries and entities under economic sanctions.