Sourcing/Purchasing/Supplier Development

Sourcing/Purchasing/Supplier Development

We work together with our partners to develop purchasing strategies and create global sourcing opportunities. In order to succeed in the procurement/sourcing process, companies must answer questions such as these:

  • How to identify suitable sourcing opportunities in China?

  • How to assess the capabilities of potential suppliers?

  • How to lower procurement costs without influencing supplier relationships?

  • How to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly supply chains?

With a solid understanding of the technical as well as the organizational sourcing aspects, we help our clients with the purchasing process. Our engineering expertise can help to identify preliminary requirements and specifications, find suitable suppliers and evaluate procurement alternatives. We also perform product cost benchmarks such as target costing or cost structure analysis. Moreover, our engineers can analyze the product design in order to make the production process more cost-efficient.

Our material sourcing competencies include:

  • Die casting parts

  • Plastic injection molding/ plastic parts

  • Precision turning and milling parts

  • PCB, PCBA, cables & switches

  • Motors

  • Hydraulic power units

  • Conveyor belts

  • Surface treated and painted parts

  • Butt-welding machines

  • Dust buckets

  • Isolators

  • Magnets

  • Combiners

  • Contact block

  • ...more

In order to find the optimal procurement solution, we deliver and sustain organizational development as the procurement division which plays a strategic role in managing efficient and effective sourcing. Drawing on our insights on supplier management, we also educate suppliers on enabling and well-designed sourcing initiatives that generate substantial benefits for both manufacturer and supplier.

Supplier Enabling/ Development

SILU Production Engineering Services, Ltd. has extensive knowledge of the entire supplier management process. We have been involved in major industrial management projects and the enabling of Chinese suppliers. In order to succeed in managing the complex network of suppliers, companies need to address major challenges, such as:

  • How to identify suitable suppliers for our products?

  • How to enhance supplier’s capabilities?

  • How to integrate supplier’s operations in our processes?

  • How to develop a suitable supplier development program for supplier's organization?

We have helped our partners to identify, assess and develop key suppliers, in order to ensure that the required parts can be sourced cost-efficiently in the desired quantity and quality. By doing so, we assist our customers to build up stronger and more-productive relationships with their suppliers.

Our expertise covers the entire supplier management process:

Supplier selection

We can help to identify and select best-fit suppliers based on the requirements of our client. We provide the following services:

  • Criteria and requirements definition

  • Procurement part analysis

  • Market studies & supplier evaluation

  • Documentation support

  • Import/export management

  • Contract negotiations

Supplier assessment

After having shortlisted several suppliers, we provide our extensive experience in the supplier assessment process to reduce risks inherent to sourcing activities. We provide the following services:

  • Rapid plant assessments

  • Auditing according to ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2002

  • Auditing according to VDA 6.3

  • Productivity and capacity assessments

Supplier support and development

Once the decision for a specific supplier has been made, we support our clients by qualifying suppliers and building sustainable supplier-customer relationships. We provide the following services:

  • Supplier enabling and integration

  • Organization development and customized training schemes

  • Quality improvement projects, e.g. Six Sigma, 5S, SMED, SPC, FMEA, rejected parts management

  • Environmental protection projects acc. to ISO 14001 and Green SCM

  • SCR-Audits (Social Corporate Responsibility Audits)

  • Occupational Health and Safety  ISO 18001

  • Plant planning support

  • Lean management projects

  • Project management support