Our services focus on delivering sustainable value from emerging global
markets. We understand the challenges involved and work in partnership to
address the risks and deliver results to bottom line.
Practical market insight allows opportunities to be identified and risks to be managed.
Procurement Intelligence from SEMCOM Sourcing delivers you insight into categories and markets to enable
effective procurement decisions.
Rapid, relevant and reliable Market volatility causes significant challenges to procurement managers. To deliver
value to the business it is critical to have insight into the current cost and market dynamics of key categories & raw
materials, together with early warnings of potential market risks. With so many sources of information available
SEMCOM Sourcing rapidly filters out what is relevant and reliable to support effective decision making. From a one
off market analysis to support your strategy development to regular price forecasts to inform buying decisions,
SEMCOM Sourcing can give you competitive insight:
Comprehensive primary and secondary sources
Valuable insight comes from interrogating both primary sources such as suppliers, and industry experts, and
secondary sources such as industry publications, databases and associations. Through SEMCOM Sourcing’s
growing network of industry contacts and supplier databases we gather multiple viewpoints to increase the depth
and reliability of the intelligence.
Local insight with global reach
Globalization of markets comes with increased risks and opportunities. To sustain competitive advantage it is
necessary to consistently integrate both global and local intelligence. SEMCOM Sourcing meets this challenge
through its network of operations that span the key markets of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Realizing value from emerging markets needs local resources with procurement process and category expertise.
Global Sourcing conducted by SEMCOM Sourcing delivers you sustainable value on your procurement from emerging
Realise value by sourcing direct Sourcing directly from suppliers is an opportunity for sustainable procurement savings
and competitive advantage. These savings come from taking advantage of capacity in emerging markets and retaining
the margins charged by agents and distributors. SEMCOM Sourcing’s end-to-end sourcing capabilities can secure you
the most capable and competitive suppliers.
Access emerging markets
Emerging markets offer a savings opportunity for goods and services, however gaining access is challenging. Whether
Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe, SEMCOM Sourcing has the global reach to open up these markets for you
through our global network of offices.
Manage quality and reliability risks
Through strong communication and management of the suppliers on the ground, SEMCOM Sourcing ensures that
quality and reliability is maintained and any issues are resolved before they impact the critical path.
Rapidly discover and secure value
We understand the challenges involved, and will lead you through a step-by-step, secure process to minimize risk and
rapidly achieve results to the bottom line.
Through Global Sourcing we can assist you in:
Finding a suitable supplier
Negotiating the best commercial conditions
Improving supplier relationships
Defining product specs that will meet your needs
Managing and mitigating all supply chain risks
Outsourced International Procurement Operations gives access to scale, reach & productivity.
Outsource your IPOs to SEMCOM Sourcing to benefit from immediate value, global capability and scale.
Reduce overheads & operational risk
High operating costs, staff attrition and corruption are the main challenges to the effectiveness of small International
Procurement Offices (IPOs) below 10 staff. Through outsourcing your IPO to SEMCOM Sourcing you can immediately
reduce your overheads, reduce staffing risk, and the risk of corruption, whilst gaining access to the SEMCOM Sourcing’s
Increase productivity and capabilities
For any IPO, capability to execute process productively is key to effectively sourcing goods and services. Within a small
IPO developing and retaining the scope of category expertise and consistently following rigorous processes is a
challenge. Procurement Outsourcing with SEMCOM Sourcing gives you access to a wider category expertise and strong
Flexible global network of operations
A typical risk for internal IPOs is limiting the sourcing to the country where the IPO is based instead of conducting true
global sourcing. As countries’ relative competitive advantages shift rapidly this leads directly to reduced competitive
advantage. Through Procurement Outsourcing you gain access to a flexible global network of operations that is
experienced in conducting regional and global sourcing operations.
Through Procurement Outsourcing we can assist you in:
Rapidly scaling global sourcing capability
Rescuing failing procurement operations
Managing procurement operations for localisation requirements
Understand how our global team delivers you savings, value & service.
SEMCOM Sourcing delivers sustainable procurement value through cost savings, increased quality, and service.
Sustainable bottom line savings
In addition to targeting savings now, through qualifying suppliers in multiple regions we set the foundation for
future savings from market volatility.
Improved supply quality & reliability
Through our systematic and local supplier relationship management we keep your requirements in the forefront
of the suppliers mind throughout the supply contract.
SEMCOM Sourcing’s end to end process and training delivers increased productivity in terms of time to re-source
categories and staff per category, leading to reduced operating costs and quicker time to benefit realisation.
Reduced supply chain risk
Through our objective and rigorous sourcing process we help our clients comply with CSR requirements,
international corruption legislation and increase the standards of contracted suppliers.
Economies of scale
As a Procurement Service Provider working for multiple companies, we can achieve economies of scale which a
client on a standalone basis could not leverage. We accomplish this through aggregating spend across multiple
customers for the same category, investing in deep category knowledge and expertise, and lastly through
negotiating leverage deals with suppliers.
Increased business engagement and alignment
A key success factor for SEMCOM Sourcing is engaging the business stakeholders from the beginning to ensure
the demand is truly understood and the sourcing model aligns to the operating model.
Our clients benefit from expertise across markets and industries.
SEMCOM Sourcing has extensive category expertise across many industries including both direct and indirect categories
LED lighting parts
Solar and Energy industry parts
Finished goods for retail
Chemicals and food ingredients
MRO Raw Materials