Global Network provides over 200,000 low value MRO industrial items within 24 hours via e-Procurement


Local purchasing departments now have countrywide access to a highly sophisticated global supply chain with over 200, 000 electronic, electrical, mechanical and industrial products, available within 24 hours for local stock and a maximum of 4-6 working days for international stock.

Lutz Otto, National Marketing & Sales Manager, at “High
Service Level Distributor” RS Components tells Smart Procurement that buyers can source their MRO
industrial, mechanical, electronical & electrical products – whether emergency, ad-hoc
or unplanned and whether required for research, maintenance, repairs or
operations – from just one source in guaranteed short time frames.


  • Purchasing Manager is a no risk, first step into eProcurement

The free system allows customers to efficiently manage the supply relationship they have with RS. End users have online access to both the catalogue and ordering whilst the purchasing department maintains control.

The system enables management to:

  • monitor, allocate authority levels and control spend,
  • manage workflow,
  • draw reports

The powerful web based application, built into the RS website, is

  • easily and quickly set up
  • fast to implement within a business
  • rich in product information

“Since we carry stock from over
1200 manufacturers, we facilitate supplier rationalization across most industry segments.”

Access to the items are available through a Call Centre service (with high level technical support), fax, e-mail, or online access to the website with e-procurement capacity.

“We provide extensive technical specifications, 90, 000 datasheets and technical advisers to ensure that the right product is ordered and supplied through an extensive catalogue.”

“To expedite purchases, we invested in an extensive and
sophisticated catalogue that is available free of charge to qualified

“It is proven that the MRO section of most Procurement Departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that only account for 20% of the organizations total procurement spend, he says” This low value purchasing solution frees up buyers time to focus on where the real money lies while dramatically cutting lead times and transaction costs on low value MRO purchases,” he says.
RS Components, headquartered in Gauteng
with a national delivery network, is a “High
Service Level Distributor” with a substantial customer list.

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