procurAsia provides a wide range of practical China sourcing services to initiate, accelerate and successfully implement your Industrial Sourcing projects in China.
China Industrial Sourcing Assistance:
procurAsia first assist clients to formulate a precise and workable list of requirements and articulate search and selection criteria. Then the following services are combined into a customized sourcing assistance package designed for each client.
- Identify suppliers using procurAsia databases, offline and online industry databases, trade associations, interviews with specialists . . .
- Screen suppliers through telephone based interviews and detailed data collection (Quality certificates, samples) to create a short-list
- Perform on-site pre-qualification visits,
- Evaluate and score:
- Factory and production processes
- Manufactured products
- Management teams in place
- Ensure the maximum reach for price request
- Secure technically and commercially valid quotes
- Price trend analysis and Total Cost of Ownership evaluation
- Price Benchmarking: simple price request
- RFQ Management: complete RFQ cycle, including face to face visits
China Supplier Management:
procurAsia pro-actively manages suppliers to ensure quality and on-time delivery.
- Purchase order quality control, including pre-shipment inspections, documentation review, inspection certificates
- Audit of the products and its manufacturing processes
- Audit of factory quality system and its practical implementation
- Review supplier's production and logistics plan and monitor its execution.
- Trigger early warning and corrective actions when necessary
- Organize troubleshooting meetings with suppliers to solve technical and operational problems
- Support and guide a supplier in its improvement of processes, e.g.:
- Quality system,
- Product and manufacturing process,
- Define action plans and follow-up. E.g.:
- Project management,
Other Sourcing Services:
- Analysis with client to define sustainable China sourcing strategy, followed by support for implementation.
- Usually includes one or several China sourcing projects.
- Consists of general to very specific studies. Provides the necessary tools to management to make well documented decisions.
- Based on frameworks developed in the course of several years in China, and proven to be effective in real cases.
- Office hosting services provides temporary office space for the client's sourcing team in Shanghai.
- Allows launching a local team without delays and costs linked to opening an office in China. Focus team on sourcing project.
- Buyers "hosted" in procurAsia benefit from a professional purchasing working environment, daily interactions with procurAsia sourcing engineers and project managers, and regular coaching sessions by procurAsia management.