Are supplier visits in China starting to take too much of your time? Scandic Sourcing can act as your buying office for strategic purchasing and expediting in China. We are locally established in China and can support and handle your order and supplier management processes.
Many of our customers are in the situation that sourcing volume is expanding, but supplier engagement start to require too many trips to China. Contract negotiations, technical explanations, control of manufacturing plan, first article inspection, SOP control, quality control strategy, technical questions, and final quality control, documentation problem solving etc.
By being on the ground in China and having a team that can speak the language and understand issues in manufacturing we are able to help.
We set up the program to fit client work processes. This often means that you place the orders as usual directly to suppliers. We follow up to see that they are understood, if there are open questions, that the manufacturing and quality control plan is prepared. Part of the quality control plan could be inspections by our team on regular intervals.
Scandic Sourcing can also help you identify new suppliers with a supplier search process. For new products we assist with going through drawings and if needed translate notes and important comments to Chinese and make sure they are adapted to Chinese specifications and systems that are understood by operators and subcontractors.
We combine our fee structure with affixed retainer for office work and a discounted hourly fee for field work.
The result is your own procurement department in China to minimize your risk and costs.
Scandic Sourcing can tailor our Scandic China Procurement Plus services depending on your specific needs. Do you have special technical requirements which require thorough quality control? Are you unsure how to find good suppliers in China? Where do you start? Send us an email with your questions and needs, we will get back to you with suggestions and a free analysis of your situation.
Scandic Sourcing will also conduct quality controls in a scope defined by your needs to ensure the quality of your product. The quality control can be made throughout the production process, or as a pre-shipment control, and make sure the products are in compliance with standards such as ISO or RohS 2.0. When the purchase is made, Scandic Sourcing can handle warehousing and logistics management for air- or ocean shipments, as well as customs clearance.
Please contact Scandic Sourcing for more information about our Procurement Services.
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Case Study: Metro (MTR) Europe
Scandic Sourcing helped Metro Europe procure front shield windows to the Stockholm subway. Scandic Sourcing conducted a supplier search based on a great number of technical criteria supplied by MTR Europe. In addition to a thorough quality control of the front windshields, Scandic Sourcing also inspected the supplier's factory and production facilities. The supplier developed his facilities, adding separate rooms for welding and assembly, in correlation with Scandic Sourcing supplier development review. Read more about Supplier Development. Scandic Sourcing also handled logistics, transporting more than 500 front windshields from Shanghai to Stockholm.
Scandic Sourcing can tailor our procurement services depending on your specific needs. Don't you have any detailed scetches? Or do you have strong technical requirements which require thorough quality control? Are you not sure how to find suppliers in China? Where do you start? Send us an email with your questions and needs, we will get back to you with suggestions and a free analysis of your situation.