Direct Materials Category Expertise from Procurement Consultants, Source One

Direct Materials

Direct Spend Category Management

Direct Materials Cost Reduction Services

At Source One, our team has decades of experience sourcing the raw materials that go directly into our clients’ finished goods and manufacturing processes.  Our innovative approach to direct material sourcing helps our clients to achieve high savings levels, without sacrificing quality or customer service.  In the realm of direct materials, our supply chain consultants are also well versed in Engineered Products and Contract Manufacturing.

Contract Manufacturing

Our knowledgeable and savvy procurement team can help you to identify the best-fit contract manufacturing organization for your business and production needs.  At Source One, we can help you to choose a CMO that is cost-effective, responsive, timely, and dependable.  Our strategic sourcing experts are committed to finding our clients the highest quality CM / CMO at the lowest possible price.

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Direct Materials and Raw Materials

Source One is committed to finding our clients the right suppliers for all of their direct/raw materials.  We are capable of facilitating all aspects of the sourcing process for raw materials, including RFP administration, negotiations, and implementation. We have experience in virtually every direct spend category, and are committed to helping our clients procure adequate materials and reduce their costs

Find out more about our solutions for Raw Materials sourcing.

Electrical Manufacturing Services (EMS)

With direct experience in engineering and decades of market intelligence in strategic sourcing, Source One’s team of procurement experts understands the requirements and nuances of electrical manufacturing services for the production of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), Wire Harnesses, Box-Builds, and other Electromechanical Assembles, and more.

Learn more about Source One’s EMS and PBCA cost reduction expertise.

Engineered Products (PPV & VAVE)

At Source One, we can help your business to manage the engineering and production of your manufactured finished goods.  Our approach to engineered products is two-fold; we aim to encourage innovation and reduce risk.  Since 1992, our team has used PPV and VA/VE approaches to help our clients substitute lower-cost materials, execute design changes, and optimize their manufacturing processes.

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Laboratory Supplies & Testing Services

Let Source One’s spend management experts help you establish an effective preferred supplier program for your laboratory supplies and services category. Our procurement experts have direct experience helping companies optimize lab supplies and testing services spend. We can help you baseline existing lab supplies and services spend, benchmark contracts against the market, and go-to-market to match your laboratory supplies and services spend to best-fit vendors.

Learn more about our Laboratory Supplies and Testing Services Preferred Supplier Program Solutions.

Plastics Fabrication

While Plastics is one of the most common material for manufacturing processes, many companies struggle with reducing plastics fabrication costs sustainably. Source One’s in-house engineers and procurement practitioners have been helping companies reduce plastics fabrication costs for decades and can help your organization not only get more out of your manufacturing budget but also drive efficiency within the process.

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Sourcing within the optics sub-category is a challenging undertaking, with your procurement team needing to rationalize dozens of catalog and custom designed optical components and assemblies and match them with your company’s technical requirements. Trust our team of engineers and optics sourcing experts to be your strategic advisors and your boots on the ground.

Learn more about Source One’s Optical Components and Assemblies Spend Management Services.

Print Materials

Responsible for providing key instructions, product details, warnings, and more, Print Materials are crucial to disseminating information to end-users. Our Print Materials sourcing experts understand the quality and cost requirements associated with sourcing fabricators, digital media duplicators, and kitting providers for print materials. Let our print materials sourcing experts ease the burden off your procurement team and help you find print material vendors that can meet your artistic and technical print material requirements, at the right price for your budget.

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Sourcing textiles and apparel manufacturers can be a headache, between navigating the supply base, optimizing shipping routes and managing inventory levels. Don’t get stuck with false capacity commitments,  misplaced shipments, or low quality textiles. Let our textiles strategic sourcing experts help you partner with apparel manufacturers fully qualified and fit to support your textiles needs.

Learn more about our Strategic Sourcing Services for Textiles and Apparel Manufacturers.



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