We offer strategic sourcing solutions for your unique procurement needs.
In its simplest form, sourcing is us helping you find and locate the products that you want to buy. While the basic idea could simply mean that we add a non-conforming SKU into your purchase order, sourcing also includes a much richer and more complex set of tasks when applied on a larger scale.
While adding a non-conforming SKU item to an order often seems straightforward, it often requires the search for and successful location of hard-to-find, if not, one-of-a-kind, products within a sea of thousands of tool and supply SKUs. And, once the product is found, we must also ensure the item is in stock, can be processed within our accounting system, and can be delivered or drop shipped to you in a timely way.
By working with us on your strategic sourcing, you immediately have the expertise on hand to locate those hard-to-find items that may have been hidden behind a different SKU or NSN (national stock number), identified under a new model number for the same product, or simply discontinued. In addition to locating these items for you, our sourcing solution also benefits you by:
- Reducing the costs associated with locating hard-to-find or specialty products.
- Saving time by placing your orders into a single purchase order.
Eliminating duplication of effort and supplies.
- Streamlining your supply chain by working with a strategic partner.
- Managing supply lists and reports on a long-term basis to help you with future orders.
With our extensive knowledge of industrial offerings, and our long-term relationships with tool manufacturers, we have the necessary expertise and structure to provide a sourcing strategy that fits your company needs.
If what you need is simply to add readily available supplies and products to your order, we can do that too. Though we may not order them every day, we’ve been known to add lifeboats, buoys, and non-conforming products to our supply orders without missing a beat in our process, or more importantly, missing a beat in yours.
Our sourcing solution is nimble and scalable to work with your needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your sourcing needs.