Business Process Outsourcing

Supply Chain Management

A.F. Smith was selected by Bermuda’s top banks & insurance companies as their supply chain business partner. Our benefits include:

  • Electronic ordering to reduce paper consumption and automate your procurement process
  • Custom catalogue to allow for standardization of product offering to your end-users
  • Same day deliveries directly to your end-users, reducing the need for on-site inventory
  • Monthly invoicing by cost center to reduce accounting burden
  • Ability to source and stock your pre-printed forms & envelopes, as well as your promotional Items (coffee mugs, pens, umbrellas, mouse pads, etc¿)

A.F. Smith can help you maximize your end-users efficiency by implementing a process that utilizes the best of logistics practices in an e-commerce environment.

Procurement Cost

The traditional purchase order process is very expensive and time consuming. Factor in Multiple vendors, the number of transactions, multiple invoices and frequent payments and the process cost can easily rise above the cost of the particular item.

According to the accounting firm Ernst & Young, your office supply expense consists of more than just the price of the product. Their research reveals an additional cost of approximately $50.00 to $150.00 per order in the Procurement Process.

Lower Your Procurement Cost

  • Stockless System or Stockroom Management.
  • Desktop Delivery
  • Total ecommerce Solutions
    • Easy ordering
  • Usage Reports
  • Cost of Driving
    • Employee time wasted
    • Who’s covering the phone?
    • Liability issues

Single Vendor Solution

  • By working closely with a local vendor.
  • Save money by eliminating off-contract purchases.
  • Stock vs. Non-Stock.

Improve Quality of Customer Service

  • Knows your needs.
  • Improved response time and resolution.
  • Cooperative relationship instead of competitive

Create a Desirable Work Environment

  • Increase internal customer satisfaction
  • Eliminate frustration of not knowing with whom you are relying on for your needs.

Cost of Switching

  • Non-product costs
  • Time spent vs. money saved

Buying group power working for you

Independent Stationers, Inc.

  • Established in 1977
  • Became dealer owned cooperative in 1994
  • Charter member of Business Products Group International (BPGI) in 1997
  • Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN
  • $1.9B in End-User Sales

Business Products Group International

  • 21 buying groups in 26 countries
  • 3,800 dealers representing 2.6 million customers
  • 3.7 million catalogs / 35 million flyers
  • 20B in end-user sales
    • Equates to buying power
    • Proves competitive strength against the competition.

Production Printing & Mailing

We deliver highly flexible, customized outsourced document production while providing a single point of control. From job submission and high-quality color to complete finishing, inserting, franking and distribution, we can take your operations to the next level:

  • Access to world-class capabilities through Xerox and Pitney-Bowes partnerships
  • Improve business focus and free resources for other purposes
  • Increase efficiency by outsourcing your document printing & mailing production
  • Reduce costs by streamlining your processes.
  • Improve your level of service with faster turnarounds.

A.F. Smith offers proven methodologies and a combination of best-in-class software and hardware. They ensure accountability and quality throughout the document’s lifecycle.

Scanning & Data Capture

We can help accelerate business processes by collecting documents and forms, transforming them into accurate, retrievable information, and delivering it all into your business applications and databases

  • Capabilities to handle back-file environments, as well as day forward scanning
  • Document Scanning with high-speed equipment
  • Scan documents up to 36inches wide
  • Secure shipment and storage of your documents
  • Careful preparation and handling of your documents
  • Data and forms processing, including zonal-OCR
  • Secure Facility with authorized personnel only

A.F. Smith can assume services such as scanning and data capture, freeing you to reassign resources to core business functions. The result: more-streamlined operations and productivity.


Our Document Management Services uses the latest imaging technology to quickly convert your paper documents to searchable electronic files. Converting from paper allows you a quick, secure, and reliable way to access your electronic documents. These files can then be stored easily on a CD. With electronic searchable files you save time searching for files and they occupy less of your valuable storage space.

We have the equipment to scan a single photo, or thousands of documents.

Data Capture

When a customer needs thousands of documents converted to electronic formats, simply scanning them is not enough. You need to be able to quickly find and retrieve those documents; this is where indexing and searching come in. The latest scanning technology can index documents so that they can easily be found. Xerox is a pioneer in this area, and we are proud to be able to offer their cutting edge technology to our customers.

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Hamilton, HM09
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