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Consolidate Purchasing to Reduce Costs with Procurement Buy-Sell Management

Buy-Sell Management

Outsourcing finished goods production often results in a loss of visibility into the cost of raw materials, making it more challenging to optimize margins and price goods. With e2open Buy-Sell Management, you can regain visibility and control by leveraging economies of scale and improving supply assurance through the direct procurement of raw materials on behalf of contract manufacturers.

Economies of scale for procuring raw materials

Gain visibility into supply costs

Brand owners can negotiate bulk discounts

Lower unit costs and improved agility in responding to market conditions are two advantages of using contract manufacturers. However, they typically buy raw materials directly from suppliers, leaving brand owners unable to see or control the costs of individual materials. Without visibility, brand owners can’t achieve economies of scale by negotiating bulk discounts from suppliers. Bringing raw materials procurement in-house to restore the needed visibility and control is too complex a task for most brand owners—especially in the absence of automation.

Brand Owners Can’t Negotiate Bulk Discounts

Procure materials directly, then drop-ship

Optimize margins and establish a more reliable supply of raw materials by procuring them from suppliers at negotiated wholesale prices. Suppliers then drop-ship the materials directly to contract manufacturers.

Improve margins

Improve margins

With lower negotiated rates for strategic materials, you can improve margins, offer more competitive pricing for finished goods, and even leverage raw material spot markets.

Secure supply

Secure supply

Supply reliability improves when you standardize sourcing, pool orders under one high-profile buying entity, and prioritize drop-shipments to the contract manufacturers that need materials first.

Orchestrate across multiple tiers

Orchestrate across multiple tiers

The system helps you mitigate material shortages and stock-outs by streamlining procurement processes with end-to-end visibility and control spanning multiple tiers.

Centralize purchase order management

Centralize purchase order management

You are in control with centralized purchase order management for all tiers of internal production, outsourced manufacturing, and raw material supply.

Protect confidential details

Protect confidential details

Buy-Sell Management supports all procurement methods and provides price masking for preventing confidential financial information from being disclosed.

Standardize sourcing processes

Standardize sourcing processes

Operational efficiency and productivity improve as you standardize your sourcing processes, bolster supply assurance, and adhere to production schedules more consistently.

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Gain centralized visibility and control

Avoid contract manufacturer markups and mitigate disruptions.

Buy-Sell Management