Manufactured Components

Sourcing Methodology

To those who think success in global sourcing is as easy as traveling overseas and knocking on factory doors to shop for the lowest price, we say sourcing methodology. It's the series of industry-proven, time-tested steps we take to identify best practices and evaluate potential sourcing partners - the steps necessary to ensure your success.


Presentation of Methods and Services
Identifying the services that best meet needs.
Customer Fact Finding
Set the team and review specifications.
Project Mission Statement
Develop the plan of action.
Identify the Universe of Suppliers
How many potential suppliers are there?
Supplier Fact Finding
Narrowing the scope.
Benchmark and Qualifications
Evaluate and Eliminate.
First Factory Finding
Verify. Review. Inspect.
Presentation of Factories and Recommendations
Finalist for client approval.
Final Audit by Pentasource Management Team
Inspect and Validate.
Alliance Partner(s) Selected
Tooling. First Article. Order.
Continuous Improvement
Review. Evaluate. Improve.
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