Quality, Reliability, Lead time, Provenance… What’s important and when?
Many manufacturing companies have significant supply chains, many of which could be in Europe or further afield. Securing and improving a supply chain is integral to many lean manufacturing initiatives including Just in Time principles. Securing suppliers through long term supplier agreements will give a certainty to the supply of goods or components, while working with you suppliers to improve their processes, quality and reliability can lead to increased efficiencies and bottom line improvements.
To achieve a robust supply chain there needs to be a clarity of communications and transparency of compliance requirements in both directions. Integrating and improving supplies from overseas may prove problematic when there are delays in processing or transport. International Trade Matters Ltd has extensive experience in improving Supply Chains to reach optimal performance for security and customs purposes.