Outsource your IPOs to Dragon Sourcing to benefit from immediate value, global capability and scale.
Reduce overheads & operational risk
High operating costs, staff attrition and corruption are the main challenges to the effectiveness of small International Procurement Offices (IPOs) below 10 staff. Through outsourcing your IPO to Dragon Sourcing you can immediately reduce your overheads, reduce staffing risk, and the risk of corruption, whilst gaining access to the Dragon Sourcing’s scale.
We optimise your purchase
Increase productivity and capabilities
For any IPO, capability to execute process productively is key to effectively sourcing goods and services. Within a small IPO developing and retaining the scope of category expertise and consistently following rigorous processes is a challenge. Procurement Outsourcing with Dragon Sourcing gives you access to a wider category expertise and strong process capabilities.
Flexible global network of operations
A typical risk for internal IPOs is limiting the sourcing to the country where the IPO is based instead of conducting true global sourcing. As countries’ relative competitive advantages shift rapidly this leads directly to reduced competitive advantage. Through Procurement Outsourcing you gain access to a flexible global network of operations that is experienced in conducting regional and global sourcing operations.
- Rapidly scaling global sourcing capability
- Rescuing failing procurement operations
- Managing procurement operations for localisation requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us. Use our contact form or arrange a callback with a consultant.
What kind of products & services do you source?
We can source any product or service from commodity to customised. Check our Category Expertise section to see the range.
What kind of businesses do you work with?
We work with small to multi-national companies that are looking to procure goods and services from emerging markets for export or to support their local operations.
Do you have preferred relationships with suppliers?
We are supplier independent, we never take commissions from suppliers, and we conduct our procurement on an objective and documented basis.
How long does it take to quantify the potential value opportunity?
From initial brief to quantifying the potential value opportunity, takes between a few days for categories we know well to 2 months for new categories.
How long does it take to fully qualify a new supplier?
To qualify a new supplier that has been identified as offering potential value, takes between a few weeks for simple off-the-shelf products to several months for complex custom engineered products.