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Sourcing

EV Cargo believes product sourcing and product development processes have to be optimised for any supply chain to be able to function optimally.

Sourcing software at a glance

Retailers are facing increasing pressures when it comes to sourcing products – rising costs, maintaining competitive retail prices, longer lead times and scrutiny from customers over how and where product is made.

EV Cargo’s Sourcing solutions can help simplify the sourcing process and take some of the pressure off.

Increased collaboration

Enable collaboration on one platform across product development partners, sharing all processes with your supplier base.

Improved visibility

Ensure process and data compliance to provide accurate and real-time visibility across stakeholders.

Optimised processes

Improve your optimum speed to market through active critical path management to ensure goods arrive just in time.

Improved control

Ensure your product has passed quality checks and is received on time and in full prior to shipment.

Tailored to your Business

Fully configurable solutions that are aligned to your sourcing and product development processes.

Sourcing database

Manage all your product sourcing specifications, pricing, supplier and factory information, price history in one place.

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Our Sourcing Software

Brief and Quote

Drives the sourcing process by capturing product specifications and gathering supplier quote submissions to provide true landed cost comparison. Brief & Quote enables you to create and submit a product brief to multiple suppliers for quotation. You can easily compare quotes taking into account all estimated costs, lead times and key supplier metrics to enable you to make informed sourcing decisions.

Critical Path

Digitises complex and manual spreadsheet activity, enabling centralised product critical path management, and providing real-time, ‘single version’ visibility to all parties. Once a decision to source a product has been made, keep everything on track with Critical Path by monitoring milestones along the entire sourcing journey of a product from concept to consumer.

Simplified Sourcing

Our sourcing software helps our clients define and develop new products, enabling all product development processes from sourcing to fulfilment to the end consumer. We know effective sourcing involves a complex collaboration across many parties, our platform will support throughout your product’s journey.

Define your product

Capture all product specifications, test requirements, planned volumes, required dates, and share with your sourcing partners and supplier base.

Select your product

Compare quotes for new products from a variety of sources with estimated landed cost included. Consider ethical compliance, supplier performance, product quality and your sourcing team recommendations, amongst other inputs, as part of your decision-making.

Develop your product

Our flexible critical path solution will help you manage the product development process from factory to consumer.

Move your product

Our sourcing solution connects with our Supply Chain Management software to provide full end to end visibility from product source to consumer.

Frequently asked questions about EV Cargo’s Sourcing service

Yes, Brief & Quote can take into account the varying costs when sourcing from multiple countries of origin when calculating an indicative landed cost price, enabling you to make a fully informed decision when choosing where to place your purchase orders.

Simply, yes. Critical Path is highly configurable, allowing you to define and tailor the key milestones on a Critical Path according to the Department, Product or Supplier for example.

Critical Path can help with this in two ways. Firstly, by tracking key milestones for live orders you are able to closely monitor progress and react as quickly as your supply chain demands, either bringing activities back on track if progress begins to slip, or allowing you to delay or re-route quantity if you need more time. Secondly, Critical Path will highlight retrospectively where bottlenecks and delays most frequently occur, enabling you to improve efficiency or adjust your lead times or route to market accordingly to ensure you receive product when you need to.

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Helping you source, develop and move your product

At EV Cargo, we know the sourcing and supply chain landscape is constantly changing and you are under continued pressure to identify new product sources and develop new product as efficiently as possible to meet your consumer’s demanding expectations.

Speak to our Sourcing team of experts

Get in touch to find out how our sourcing services offer new ways to get to know your business and improve your supply chain.