The Difference between Procurement and Supply Chain

Procurement is the process of finding and agreeing to terms, and acquiring goods, services, or works from an external source.  It usually involves making buying decisions under conditions of scarcity. In terms of the relationship with your supply chain, procurement stops once your organisation has possession of the goods.  There are several stages in the procurement cycle or journey.  

We provide a hassle free service 

Our clients are busy people so we aim to provide a hassle free procurement service.  We get to know our clients, focusing on long term relationships, so that we understand their needs and deliver consistently for them.  We take a pro-active stance in helping them reach their business goals and objectives.  

The Sourceapart procurement journey

  • Our clients identify a need for a machine part or product.
  • We take note of the specifications, any special requests and requirements. 
  • We then search our global vendor database to analyse the best match for your product or part.
  • We source the part/product.
  • We negotiate the best price ensuring no loss of quality with the vendors.
  • We then supply the information to our clients allowing them to make an informed decision.
  • Our client decides on the relevant vendor.
  • The Sourceapart procurement team order the item.
  • We look after logistics and delivery to your door.

We save you time and money

Trying to source parts and products can be very time consuming, involving lots of internet research, phone calls and emails.  By letting us take care of your sourcing needs you can focus on running your business. We will investigate all the necessary information to determine the best price and terms for the required product. The length of this will depend on whether the company needs commodities (readily available products) or specialised materials.  


We not only save you money in terms of time but also in real terms.  By utilising our global vendor brand network, you gain access to increased purchasing power and reduced prices.  Savings depend on commodities, specialised materials and/or manufacturing pipelines. Please contact us to discuss your needs.  Our friendly team will be delighted to assist you.  

SME Procurement


Whatever your business size, we can help your small business save money and time.  Our small business customers get access to a huge network of vendors as well as increased purchasing power.   Call us today to discuss your needs.