Definitions for "Sourcing"
The act of choosing a supplier to fill a particular need. May be centralized in the customer's purchasing organization or may be decentralized in areas of usage or a combination of the two.
The process of managing external suppliers in order to commercialize, produce and deliver final products to our customers.
The management on purpose of the various origins of products or materials on behalf of the recipient of these products or materials. In some industries sourcing is seen as the change from push to pull delivery for a number of fast moving items. Within P&O Nedlloyd sourcing is specially dedicated to the retail industry acting as an intermediary between suppliers and the market with an integrated service for e.g. supermarkets or large department stores.
The process of finding investment opportunities. The person in a venture firm who does this well is very valuable to a firm. Because a deal may sometimes come from multiple sources simultaneously, there is often politicking within a VC firm to be credited with bringing a deal in the door. This is especially true when there is a bonus given for sourcing a deal that receives funding.
Keywords:  rmw, procuring, steady, supply, goods
The process of identifying, conducting negotiations with, and forming supply agreements with vendors of goods and services.
A type of customer behavior; customers in the sourcing mode seek long-term supply contracts, a steady flow of consistently high quality products and services, from a handful of providers.
The practice of locating and procuring goods and products
The term is used here to describe the way a switch is connected in the circuit. If the switch completes the electrical circuit by connecting the load to the positive/(+) it is considered to be sourcing the load. In a solid state device this is equivalent to a PNP output.
Sourcing is generally the broadest term used in the field. It reflects the simple but essential point that everything the organization does has to be 'sourced' in some way – internally, externally, or a mix of the two.
The process of developing lists of potential candidates for a specific recruiting assignment.