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Cut Procurement Costs: Easily Using E-Commerce Marketplace Tools for Efficient Sourcing

Cut Procurement Costs: Easily Using E-Commerce Marketplace Tools for Efficient Sourcing

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What’s the number one priority for your supply chain management system? Getting electronic parts and components on time – at optimal value – certainly ranks high. Staying on track with hectic project schedules is important. There’s the never-ending demand for quick, accurate PO processing and intuitive BOM management. And yet, timely delivery to align with deadlines isn’t the only concern.

For many sourcing professionals, reducing procurement costs is usually #1 or #1A. If your supply chain management (SCM) or supply chain software doesn’t deliver the best results, expenses quickly increase.

There may be plenty of reasons where your supply chain processes come up short:

  • System inefficiencies. From latent structural weaknesses with your SCM to secondary problems, small issues quickly lead to large, system-wide  problems.
  •  Wasted time. In the business world, time is money – and for procurement and SCM, wasted time translates to lost profit margins.
  • Market uncertainty. The electronic components marketplace is a fluid environment. From supply shortages to constantly changing price structures, even the most seasoned sourcing professionals struggle to capitalize on procurement opportunities.
  • Trust. It’s not talked about much in terms of limiting procurement costs, but trust is a big factor. Are your prices accurate? Can you trust your electronic parts vendors to produce exceptional results, especially with aggressive delivery time frames? If your supply chain software doesn’t have the quality and quantity of traceable sources and approved vendors you need to make confident, sure-click purchases, procurement expenses are bound to escalate.

Sourcengine™, the world’s leading e-commerce marketplace for electronic components and other project-critical accessories, streamlines the entire procurement process – regardless of your specific niche industry – with advanced digitization tools and technology.

Thanks to an ultra-intuitive user interface and robust,powerful features, our supply chain software goes above and beyond traditional parts aggregator functionality to empower sourcing professionals all over the globe. As a result, our customers enjoy built-in advantages that automatically reduce procurement costs.

Increased Efficiency, Reduced Costs: How E-Commerce Marketplace Boosts Your Bottom Line

As information and operational technologies continue to align and harmonize, this process (called IT/OT convergence in many business circles) allows more companies to achieve enterprise goals.

Recent procurement process studies have focused on two key aspects for ultimately keeping sourcing costs to a minimum:

  • SCM agility. If you don’t know what your business needs, or your data sources (pricing, vendor delivery schedules, etc.) are outdated, it’s nearly impossible to limit procurement costs. An agile, adept SCM software, like Sourcengine’s global e-commerce marketplace, fosters a fully communicative, open, opportunistic environment to optimize your purchasing strategies.
  • Analytic prowess. The worldwide electronic parts marketplace contains millions of parts and thousands of distributors, manufacturers, and customers. Making sense of it all to benefit your SCM process is equivalent to finding those proverbial needles in the haystack. For example, smart consolidation of your procurement interface and application platforms is just one way sourcing personnel can elevate and enhance their existing sourcing structure. Our all-in-one e-commerce marketplace tools lead the way in this regard, eliminating the need for multiple hyperlinks, endless POs, and inefficient communication. With integrated workflow and BOM tools, our supply chain software offers top-level visibility across the entire procurement continuum.

Technical expertise is one part of the procurement cost equation for electronic components –and experienced sourcing professionals already have it. Leveraging next-generation technology today to drive profits, meet business demands, and reduce procurement expenses is where Sourcengine comes in.

Our procurement interface, Sourcegrid™, effectively digitizes and consolidates the worldwide sales marketplace with a comprehensive overview of global offers and lead times, all in a single, easy-to-use platform. What’s more, Sourcengine also reduces procurement costs with an electronic parts database of over 500 million components, scheduled shipments (to reduce costly product storage and product rotation), powerful BOM tools - with an ability to only display the parts that meet a buyer’s target price, saved shopping carts, smart organizational communication channels, and much more.

Interested in subtraction (of procurement costs) by addition (with our e-procurement resources)? Sign up with Sourcengine and experience the world’s most advanced e-commerce marketplace.

Lower Procurement Costs the Easy Way: Sign up with Sourcengine Today

Sourcengine’s industry-leading marketplace tools leverage the latest technology and user-friendly features to ensure your SCM always keeps procurement costs under control. From verified, traceable sources to our ultra-efficient ordering interface and user dashboard, we provide a proven, efficient SCM for your entire enterprise.

To learn more about Sourcengine, feel free to schedule a demo. Or, reach out directly to our supply chain consultants and we’ll get back in touch with practical, on-point, turnkey solutions.

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