EMS offers a comprehensive range of purchasing solutions — from single component supply in one delivery to JIT/Kanban despatch and complete kit supply. We are able to take care of all our electronic, mechanical or other purchasing requirements to make your experience as smooth as possible.

Based on site in Newbury, the procurement team works closely with sales and, at times, directly with our customers’ design engineers; this ensures full visibility across all projects and enables the team to offer expert advice and reassurance to our customers.

Expert advice

We communicate with our customers both at quotation and upon order receipt to assess materials where required and offer advice to help with cost reductions. For example, if there is a long lead time on components, it can be cheaper to buy the parts in bulk and have them sitting on the shelf.

We often find pre-programmed devices are the most cost-effective solution for us as a manufacturer and the customer. We can also advise about end-of-line products and offer both obsolescence and lead-time management.

Supplier relationships

Over the years, our procurement team has built up strong relationships with our various suppliers. Utilising our purchasing power in harmony with our supply partners, we can source and supply a comprehensive range of components — including hard-to-find and obsolete components.

We also have vendor inventory management agreements in place with major suppliers, which are tailored to common components and adapted in line with changes to our customers’ project demands.

Stock holding solutions

EMS offers a range of stock holding solutions such as buffer component stock, Kanban stock and consolidated shipments which can help to maximise flexibility and minimise lead times. We can also ship to multiple locations.

All of our stock is managed and traceable throughout and we supply both partial and full kits or free issue parts. For your production requirements, we hold a large stock of standard resistors and capacitors, allowing us to focus on the components unique to your assembly.

EMS’ order processing, stock control and stock traceability are provided via our material requirements planning (MRP) system, Factory Master. The system ensures our commitment to quality and precision runs throughout our component sourcing.


Contact our sales team today on +44 (0)1635 588 871 or to discuss your requirement.