Typically between 50%-80% of the cost of a product is material and lead-times of between 12-20 weeks are not uncommon.

We therefore believe partnering with an EMS company that can apply the appropriate resource, focus and leverage to the supply chain is vital.

Our material procurement service takes the strain out of component shortage issues, ensuring minimal disruption to your supply chain. Carried out in accordance with ISO 9001 the range of services available to you includes:

  • Last time buys of strategic parts
  • Sourcing of obsolete parts
  • Inspection, verification and test of electronic components within our dedicated laboratory
  • The supply of full kits of parts for manufacture elsewhere - for example, to meet a specific tender requirement for local content in export orders
  • Sourcing of specialist drawn items from our established international network of suppliers
  • BOM "health checks" for compliance with legislative requirements, such as RoHS, REACH, Dodd-Frank Act, etc


We have significant experience in the international sourcing market and are the only EMS group in the UK with an entire division dedicate to supply chain management. We have separate commodity groups to cover the procurement of Electronic/Electrical parts and a team of experts responsible for 'drawn' items.

Our customers can be sure of achieving a distinct competitive advantage in material procurement. On your behalf, we can acquire high-quality components from manufacturers, or from our global network of screened suppliers.

In addition to having access to OEM excess inventory and our European purchasing offices in the UK and Czech Republic, the JJS team works with purchasing offices in the USA and Asia.

These facilities, coupled with years of industry experience and our strategic worldwide supplier relationships, enable our purchasing team to scour regional markets effectively.

We use different supply chain methodologies depending on the service requirements of our customers. These include kitted material, line side inventory, kanban and many 'hybrid' solutions to ensure a lean approach and on-time, in-full deliveries are met.  

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Component testing and quality control

Electronic component sourcing and purchasing is not solely about securing the best possible price. Your devices must also be of the highest quality, to ensure ongoing productivity.

In an age of increasing component counterfeiting, you can rest assured that our sophisticated in-house test laboratory is dedicated to performing stringent component testing and verification.

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Supply Chain Excellence: The crucial element within Contract Electronics Manufacturing

If you are considering outsourcing your manufacturing to a Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) you need to be confident that your supply chain will be managed effectively.

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