Finding the right product or service at the right price can be time-consuming so why not consider using our product sourcing services instead. As your product sourcing specialist, we can keep track of all your supply requirements with our product sourcing solutions. From supplier evaluation to negotiation, inventory management, and supplier performance management we can manage the whole process setting up supplier accounts, controlling costs, and allocating resources as required.
Should you need to purchase raw materials, specialized services, or even office equipment we can research them for you, obtain prices, confirm it meets requirements, and purchase on your behalf. If the after-sales setup is needed we’ll make those arrangements as well. We can even maintain your office stationery and supplies arranging for re-order delivery and payment.
So why not let our product sourcing services do the legwork for you? Give us the parameters and we’ll talk to suppliers and providers to find you the best possible deals for you to choose from.
Keep on top of suppliers and sourcing
All businesses need supplies – from straightforward stationery to raw materials or specialist instruments. Whatever your business needs, it can be time-consuming to research and qualify the suppliers you use, and then to manage the ongoing relationship. Small business owners simply don’t have the time to do everything, which is why it’s beneficial to find someone you can outsource this work to.
How does it work?
You certainly need to influence the choice of supplier – it’s your business that is going to be paying them, after all. But that doesn’t mean you have to do all the legwork. You might have suppliers you already know, or who are recommended by contacts you trust, but you’ll still need to gather the initial information, get cost and delivery comparisons, and look at service levels. There are better ways for you to use your time than spending ages online or on the phone gathering this information. Product outsourcing services can help you with:
- Research – gathering all the relevant information and putting it into a format that lets you see exactly what is on offer from each supplier. This helps you to make an informed decision, knowing you have access to the latest information
- Relationship building – a good outsourced service will start to build a good relationship with a potential supplier right from the start. It will represent your business professionally so that by the time you are introduced to the chosen supplier, there is already a good, trusted connection in place.
- Inventory management – once you have chosen a supplier, you may need to add them to your supplier management system, which may include inventory management or stock control. If you don’t have this type of system in place, an outsource service could also organize one for you, so that you can see when stock is getting low, manage invoices and payments, and keep track of supplier performance.
- Re-ordering and adding new suppliers – used as an ongoing service, an outsourced supplier controller can manage all your re-ordering for you and can also help you find new suppliers, replace existing suppliers or help with resourcing a new product or service that requires a completely new supply chain.
If finding and managing suppliers is a headache for you, why not consider an outsourced option? We have years of professional experience and can help you to keep everything under close control – contact us today to find out more.