Our client, a medium sized European family run company, working in the field of sun protection technology / building facilities was looking to produce some of the components in the Far East, preferable China to reduce procurement costs by at least 10%.
A detailed analysis of the current procurement process to elaborate on building a strategy for the development of new, cost-effective supply chains.
Due to the strongly from individual manufacturing embossed production a switch of sourcing would have not brought the desired savings potential. However, it has shown that it would be interesting to produce in reverse components and complete products of the companies range in China for the chinese market.
Contrary to popular opinion in the company that it could not compete against Chinese competition, in fact, some factors have shown a clear USPs:
Abaco has prepared jointly with the customer to enter the market:
Our customer, a medium-sized enterprises in the plant construction is a supplier for an electrical appliance, built specifically for this client, failed. A second source of supply did not exist. The development and thus also the entire documentation were at the supplier from which you could not have any more information after the failure.
Start a reengineering process based on a reference pattern and at the same time a revision of the requirement profile for the product. Parallel to this we started the kick off to search for a suitable supplier in Europe, China and Southeast Asia.
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Our client - a wholesale for leisure and outdoor products - had ordered several container goods at a producer in the Far East.
Only immediately prior to dispatch, he decided to carry out a quality check by an independent company.
Since there was no written product and quality specifications, the goods produced were not in line with expectations of our customer.
Definition of quality standards according to DIN ISO for the products concerned and controlling and logging to this standards.
Preparation of quality manual and implementation of the controlling in accordance with the customer and the manufacturer.
Establishing measures for the handling of quality defects encountered.
Negotiating with the manufacturer on behalf of the customer to achieve an appropriate discount to compensate for the damage caused by poor quality.
To avoid problems for orders with this and also other manufacturers and save costs, abaco will
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