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German translation: Beschaffungsinitiative

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02:44 Sep 20, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: sourcing initiative
"sourcing initiative" is business English regards buying from a specified. I need this translated into German for a business document
xxxEen
Local time: 12:42
German translation:Beschaffungsinitiative
Explanation:
I presume sourcing here is equivalent with outsourcing, i.e. buying from outside the company. Schaefer renders this as Beschaffung, whereas Akquisition is given for sourcing, which I do not think is quite appropriate here. Werner retains the English terms for sourcing and outsourcing, so it would result in Sourcing-Initiative. HTH
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Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 12:42
Grading comment
Many thanks. (I'm sure I thanked you for this yesterday, so maybe there's a few gremlins in the system)

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naQuelle
Elisabeth Moser
naBeschaffungsinitiative
Dr. Sahib Bleher


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Beschaffungsinitiative


Explanation:
I presume sourcing here is equivalent with outsourcing, i.e. buying from outside the company. Schaefer renders this as Beschaffung, whereas Akquisition is given for sourcing, which I do not think is quite appropriate here. Werner retains the English terms for sourcing and outsourcing, so it would result in Sourcing-Initiative. HTH


    Schaefer, Wirtschaftsenglisch
    Ernst, The New English-German Dictionary
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks. (I'm sure I thanked you for this yesterday, so maybe there's a few gremlins in the system)
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2 days7 hrs
Quelle


Explanation:
source=econ. Quelle (von der eine Zahlung ausgeht), also: Quelle (wovon
man Material etc. bezieht), Ausgang-
(in Verbindung mit anderen Woertern),
Ursprung
initiative=Initiative, einfuehrende Handlung, Unternehmungsgeist, Anstoss,
and much more.
buying from a specified source=
von einer bestimmten Quelle etwas beziehen/kaufen.
sourcing initiative=urspruengliche Handlung etc.


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 07:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 11
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Mar 27, 2012 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)(none) » Business/Commerce (general)


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