SOURCING & PROCUREMENT IN GERMANY
We are Brits based in Germany and offer the full package of supply chain management services. Whatever your needs are, we have a wealth of experience sourcing and supplying goods and services throughout Europe. We offer a reliable cost-effective service in Germany. If you need a man on the spot to deal with quality assurance issues or help with logistics give us a call. So, weather you want to set up a warehouse or find an order fulfilment facility in Germany, we have the expertise to manage your project.
Where does sourcing end and procurement begin?
Sourcing is concerned with finding and vetting the best and least-expensive suppliers available, and is a function that occurs prior to procurement. Sourcing can include tasks such as scouting, negotiating, testing for quality and market research. The scope of work can include:
- Selecting vendors often by putting out a tender
- Establishing payment terms
- Negotiating contracts
- Regulatory compliance
- Analysis and sourcing
Procurement is the process of getting the actual goods or services your company needs to fulfil its business requirements. Some of the tasks involved in procurement include quality assurance, financing purchases, negotiating price, buying goods, inventory control. In the overall supply chain process, procurement stops once your company has possession of the goods.
Supply Chain consists of every activity involved in getting your product to the customer. It can include the purchase of raw material, managing; manufacturers, logistics, wholesale warehousing, stock levels. It also includes the tasks and functions that contribute to getting your goods to market. Tasks such as quality control, marketing, procurement and sourcing. In short, procurement and sourcing are parts of the supply chain process.
We have a wealth of experience in matters of supply chain, accompanying sourcing management and buying departments in their challenges and objectives.