- Is Sourceman a component supplier?
- Where are the products/services sourced from?
- Does Sourceman receive any commission from the manufacturers?
- What level of savings can we expect?
- Do your clients receive the details of the manufacturers?
- What sort of turn-around time can we expect on RFQs?
- Are you able to provide technical engineering/production support?
- Are your PCBs tested?
- There are plenty of PCB & Component agents & distributors; What makes Sourceman different?
- We have the ability to go direct to manufacturers ourselves, why should we work with Sourceman?
- Are you able to provide kitting services?
Q: Is Sourceman a component supplier?
A: Most definitely not. We do not consider ourselves a component supplier. We are an electronics sourcing and management company. We procure services or components on-behalf of our clients and therefore transfer the majority of the cost savings through to our clients.
Q: Where are the products/services sourced from?
A: Depending on the type of service or component a suitable source is selected from different regions of the world. The majority of our products and services are sourced direct from reliable Asian manufacturers that meet our quality standards.
Q: Does Sourceman receive any commission from the manufacturers?
A: No. Our revenue comes from the margin that we add to the product or services that we source as well as contractual fees that we may receive from our clients.
Q: What level of savings can we expect?
A: Depending on the types of product or service that our clients require, the savings can be anywhere between %15 - %70.
Q: Do your clients receive the details of the manufacturers?
A: Not normally. This is reviewed on a case by case basis. Some of our larger clients who have regular on-going business through Sourceman require access to the details of the manufacturers due to product certification requirements. These clients can gain access to the details of our sources after signing confidentiality agreements.
Q: What sort of turn-around time can we expect on RFQs?
A: We try and reply to all enquiries within 4 hours however some products or services may take between 24-48 hours to Source.
Q: Are you able to provide technical engineering/production support?
A: Most definitely yes. All of our staff are qualified electrical and electronics engineers who are able to work with our client’s engineering team to work through the various stages of the design process, saving cost, shortening lead-times and increasing quality wherever possible.
Q: Are your PCBs tested?
A: All of the PCBs sourced by us are %100 electronically tested and quality reports and test results are provided with every shipment.
Q: There are plenty of PCB & Component agents & distributors; What makes Sourceman different?
A: Added Value - The difference is analogous to hiring an electronics procurement manager (Sourceman) for your company or handing over the entire procurement to a contract assembly house (PCB agent) that handles your production as well. The latter is neither the cheapest nor the most reliable method and most contract assembly houses add very little if any value in the procurement process. In the same context by using local PCB agent you would be paying a heavy premium without seeing any real added value.
We work for our clients and we bring about significant cost savings to them without compromising on quality or turn-around time. The same way that a procurement manager would do his/her best to bring about the most benefit to his/her company, we carry out the same service for our clients.
Our clients are pleasantly surprised by the cost savings they can make by choosing to work with Sourceman while at the same time realising an improvement in the quality of the sourced product/service compared to their previous suppliers.
Q: We have the ability to go direct to manufacturers ourselves, why should we work with Sourceman?
A: Most of our clients have dealt with Asian manufacturers from time to time and have been convinced that the manufacturers and suppliers in Asia are either not reliable or have had major communication problems and have decided that it is not worth the trouble! This is where we come in. In order to avoid your company having a similar experience and learning the issues the hard way, we eliminate the risk involved in this process.
We have a tried and tested database of reliable manufacturers for almost any cost significant electronics part or service.
Before we even place the order we already know the turn-around times/reliability of supply/quality of the product or service that we are going to be receiving.
Q: Are you able to provide kitting services?
A: Yes. This falls under our turn-key production management service. We are able to provide our clients with complete kits for their circuit assembly or electronic product.