Direct Sourcing

As buyers move away from third party purchasing, they are increasingly looking for alternative sources of supply, often in far flung locations and very often from multiple suppliers in many countries.

Allport Cargo Services support companies looking to start or increase direct sourcing in many ways. Our global network and LIMA system allow buyers to have every confidence when placing orders with off shore suppliers. Through an extracted copy of your purchase order we can manage the entire process from purchase order distribution, through proactive vendor management, shipment authorisation and milestone exception management, all the way to your warehouse door. Through our LIMA solution we provide visibility of processes to any nominated user. For example Finance may require to track possible expenditure and cash flow implications, balancing UK landed with direct costs. Marketing may want to see what products are in the pipeline, while your warehouse may review packing lists, whilst goods are still in transit, to aid put away. Our solutions put you in control, affording increased margin points on product without excessive overhead.

If you would like more information on our Direct Sourcing services please email Clyde Buntrock

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