Even when it comes to obsolete or hard-to-find parts, you can rely on Princeps’ knowledge, expertise and tenacity to securely source the components you’re searching for. 

Often older parts that are no longer manufactured by the OCM (original component manufacturer), but for which our customers still have a need. Traditionally, the open or grey market has been the place to look for these parts – but the real and growing threat of counterfeit parts has made this an increasingly risky option. 

Princeps can help customers mitigate these risks, via: 

  • Our world class AS6081 Counterfeit Mitigation Process 
  • Our Open Market Supplier Risk Assessment 
  • Our Princeps ASSURE service level offering, through which customers can access this protection  

Hard-to-find parts 

Still manufactured by the OCM, these may be in particularly high demand, with extended lead times, on allocation or just so niche that they are not readily available. 

Princeps can help navigate these issues, via: 

  • Our access to a global network of manufacturer-authorised sources, casting the widest possible net in which to find these parts 
  • Our relentless tenacity in tracking down elusive parts, always making one more call and trying one more source than our competitors 
  • Our experience and knowledge of dealing with global sources, safely organising payments, shipping, customs and all the other issues facing importers 

The combination of Princeps’ project management skills and our approved AS9100 sub-contractors provides the complete service our customers need. We deal with all aspects: requirements flow down; first article inspection (FAI); drop shipments; and any other project specific requirements.

What we do

  • Traceability

    Order traceable current parts via a variety of ordering and delivery models – blanket, call off, KANBAN etc.

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  • Sourcing

    Secure sourcing for hard to find parts

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  • Obsolescence

    Obsolescence management and mitigation, BOM monitoring and AS6081 releases

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  • Tail Management

    Vendor tail reduction for supply chain simplification

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  • Kitting

    Managed solution including sourcing and traceability

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