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6 Tips for Efficient
Sourcing from
the Baltics & CEE
By Export Market Research
Sourcing
THATWASEASY!
1 Develop
Strategy
Develop an overall
strategy - what needs to
be outsourced, in what
volumes and why.
Estimate your cost
...
2 Identify
Potential
Suppliers
Identify best-fit
potential partners, find
out who is the right
person to contact and
their...
3 Evaluate
Proposals &
Partners
Evaluate the proposals and
the potential partners
themselves. Make sure your
partner’s pro...
4 Test your
partner
Make a small pilot
order/s to test your
partner’s ability to
meet your quality,
schedule, cost and
oth...
5 Diversify
Diversify partners
network for more
flexibility and lower
risks. For example, for
securing large sourcing
volu...
6 Get Help
If necessary, use
professional advice
and assistance of local
consultants who can
organise and manage
the sourc...
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6 tips for efficient sourcing from The Baltics and CEE

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Practical tips on sourcing from Eastern Europe and the Baltic States

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6 tips for efficient sourcing from The Baltics and CEE

  1. 1. 6 Tips for Efficient Sourcing from the Baltics & CEE By Export Market Research Sourcing THATWASEASY!
  2. 2. 1 Develop Strategy Develop an overall strategy - what needs to be outsourced, in what volumes and why. Estimate your cost benefits and potential risks
  3. 3. 2 Identify Potential Suppliers Identify best-fit potential partners, find out who is the right person to contact and their direct contact details and distribute RFPs
  4. 4. 3 Evaluate Proposals & Partners Evaluate the proposals and the potential partners themselves. Make sure your partner’s proposals are comparable and easy for you to analyse (create an Excel table e.g. a cost breakdown table for all of your partners to complete based on your requirements)
  5. 5. 4 Test your partner Make a small pilot order/s to test your partner’s ability to meet your quality, schedule, cost and other requirements
  6. 6. 5 Diversify Diversify partners network for more flexibility and lower risks. For example, for securing large sourcing volumes two or more partner companies can be used
  7. 7. 6 Get Help If necessary, use professional advice and assistance of local consultants who can organise and manage the sourcing for you For more tips on #sourcingfromeurope find us in social media (click on icon to follow the link)

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