Obtaining obscure materials through Matsource
Matsource streamlines material procurement for businesses in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, and has been designed to support even the most unusual of requirements.
Sourcing uncommon, obscure or urgent materials can be tricky – so here’s a few tips on using Matsource to do so:
Input your exact requirements
When you enter your request, you can indicate whether you will accept slight variations in material grade. You can always choose whether or not to accept the supplier’s quote and the material they’re offering – but if you have very specific requirements, it’s usually best to leave this option unchecked.
Show suppliers that you require certification
Depending on the industry you’re working in, you might need certification of a material’s grade – and Matsource supports this. When inputting your request, check the relevant box to show that you will require certification, and you’ll only receive quotes from suppliers capable of providing it.
Give suppliers more time to respond
When you’re looking for an uncommon or obscure material, it’s often best to give suppliers a little more time to respond – you can reflect this in your quote deadline. By doing so, you’ll give as many suppliers as possible the chance to review your request and check against their own stock.
By following these tips, you’ll make it easier for suppliers to deliver exactly what you need and avoid confusion when communicating your requirements.
Register for free and start sourcing materials today: http://customer.matsource.co.uk/Account/SignUp