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Outsourced Solar Procurement

Outsourced Solar Procurement

There can be big advantages to outsourcing some, or all, of your supply chain management, if you can find a third-party procurement specialist whose expertise aligns with your business.

When you’re ready to streamline your solar procurement operations, our sourcing and purchasing experts are here for you. We’ll identify process optimization and cost savings opportunities for you, then help you implement them with whatever level of involvement you want from us. We love to help solar businesses run better – customized solar procurement services are one way we make your job smoother.

Advantages to Outsourcing Solar Procurement

Outsourcing purchasing, sourcing, or all procurement needs is becoming more and more popular as businesses look to cut costs and streamline processes. For solar businesses, third-party solar procurement services offer many of the same benefits seen in other industries:

  • Cost savings through volume purchasing. This is especially powerful for small or mid-sized solar businesses that don’t have the scale to negotiate better rates for equipment on their own.
  • Cost savings through demand management. A solar procurement expert can help your organization manage, or better manage, internal demand for equipment. Proper demand planning decreases turnaround time, optimizes spend, and can improve purchase agreements.
  • Optimized operations. Processes that have been streamlined for cost efficiency, as well as any location advantages leveraged by the third-party provider, are yours when you combine forces.
  • Access to solar industry expertise. A big benefit of procurement in solar is the large scale of third-party providers. This means they’ll have high levels of expertise across multiple categories of service. Working with procurement solar specialists gives your organization access to their industry knowledge and systems – and may benefit your company in areas beyond those you outsource.
  • Quickly scale up or down as your business needs change. Using a third-party’s infrastructure allows you to adjust your business model without changing your own infrastructure.
  • Free up your own assets to focus on other high-value areas. With a suitable procurement solar specialist handling your sourcing and/or purchasing needs, your team can spend their time on other things.
  • Single point of contact for all sourcing and purchasing communications.

When to Consider Outsourcing

According to Oliver Wyman, nine out of 10 companies who have outsourced procurement are happy with the results. That doesn’t mean solar electrical procurement companies will automatically save you time or money, though. To determine whether outsourcing could benefit your business, consider the following:

  • Does the third-party procurement provider have expertise in your industry? The best outcomes from outsourcing happen when the provider has a deep understanding of both your business needs and the industry market as a whole.
  • Do you need it done now? Outsourcing procurement can give a new or rapidly growing business a big advantage since there will be no lag time in service deployment while internal teams are ramping up.
  • Is this something you already manage in-house? If your internal processes give you a market advantage, it may not be worth outsourcing. However, if you don’t have the resources to manage procurement internally, or if you want to focus your strategic resources on other areas, the right third-party provider will be an asset.
  • Do you have strong competitive pricing agreements in place? Small to midsize businesses often benefit most from the aggregate pricing third-party procurement services can offer.

The Kinect Solar Advantage

Perhaps the biggest factor in whether your business will truly benefit from third-party procurement services is how well the service provider understands your business. At Kinect Solar we have just one focus: the solar industry. You can count on us for:

Expertise

Our team consists of procurement and technical experts with extensive experience in the solar industry. They live and breathe solar every day.

Buying Power

We buy from many manufacturers and suppliers. Leverage our relationships and buying power to help you get the best price possible.

Transparency

We pride ourselves on being transparent with our partners. We are upfront with current marketing pricing and our fees.

Technology

We have invested in solar procurement and distribution systems to help us be better at what we do so you don’t have to.

Services Tailored to Your Needs

Our top goal is always making your business better. We tailor our solar procurement solutions to meet your needs, no matter how big or small. Some companies want a third-party provider to handle everything from sourcing to invoice processing as an extension of their business. We can do that. Other businesses are better served by getting occasional help on specific projects like solar panel procurement. We can do that too. Need more help than you thought? No problem. Decide you want to handle more processes in-house? Kinect Solar will always work with you to make sure the support you’re getting matches what you need. We’re in this for you!

Kinect Solar offers two basic plans. Both solar procurement solutions are scalable and can be customized for your business:

On-Demand Plan

  • Get help when you need it
  • Pay as you go, only for what you need
  • Fixed fees based on project complexity
  • Ideal for when ad-hoc help is most needed

Managed Plan

  • Our team of experts manages procurement for you
  • Month-to-month agreement
  • Cancel anytime, without penalties
  • Ideal for small and mid-sized companies

Don't Just Take Our Word for it

I send Kinect on rescue missions consistently, and they have yet to fail. They are very familiar with all my requirements for our project sites, and always answer the phone. Somehow, they provide transportation within a few hours if necessary. This has helped us prevent uncountable, unused hours by our project crews as Kinect Solar has kept our sites running.

Hank Thompson
Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing

#4 Fastest Growing Energy Company
#20 Female CEO
#130 Fastest Growing U.S. Company

As ranked by Inc. 5000 for 2020

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