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Doing business with suppliers in other countries can open up possibilities and create challenges and problems.
Managing vendors and orders can be a daunting task when you factor in varying languages, cultures, time zones and distance. These is also the Unknown Factor as you may not know or even trust a potential supplier and have no simple ways to check their reliability.
Our supplier management service can provide you the critical components to enable you to have successful international commerce transactions. Acting as your eyes and ears around the world, we bridge time zones, cultures, distance and languages to help create a seamless supply chain. We leverage our international infrastructure, systems and experience on your behalf to proactively manage your overseas suppliers and logistics.
Now you can have the vital order, item and vendor fulfillment information you need well before your order is scheduled to be shipped. By obtaining information earlier in the process, you will gain more control and lower your costs. Using standard operating procedures, your purchase orders, and our operating system, we monitor critical data and events, and communicate any deviations from plan.
Our services include:
Vendor Compliance and Order Management
We manage your supplier, item, order and shipment details to ensure what you order is shipped and you get what you ordered.
Global Information Management
We track events and milestones, report progress and exceptions, and alert you when action is required.
Global Distribution Management
Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes consolidation, pick and pack, pre-distribution, warehousing, distribution center by-pass, customs clearance and even integrated solutions for end-to-end handling.
Regulatory Compliance Management
We manage and monitor your documents to ensure accuracy in comparison with your purchase order, and to track your customs clearance progress.
Transportation Management
We manage local and international transportation so your products are delivered at the right time, to the right place, in the right way. You can use our network and proven experience to meet your transportation management and freight shipping needs.
With our Purchasing services you can manage international suppliers with more accountability and better control, regardless of the time and distance between you. With our Supplier Management service you can explore new options and expand your purchasing possibilities with more ease than ever before.
You can if you choose find your own suppliers, negotiate with them for the best price and products and then authorize us to take over the order at any stage. You can even pay the supplier yourself or you can ask us to settle with the supplier on your behalf so we can give you one single invoice to settle.
You can if you choose give us the product details such as the type of goods, an item number or other product details and ask us to source the product from a variety of suppliers and manufacturers. You can give us your budget idea or let us source the products and give you the results so you can choose based on all the variables such as prices, quality and brand etc.
Our fees and pricing structure is based on what service you decide to use and the level of service you want us to provide. In some cases if you have found the product, supplier and arranged payment with your chosen supplier and only want us to provide perhaps product inspection or verification we can do that. If you only need us to deal with the supplier when the order has been placed and is ready to be shipped we can provide our Freight Forwarding management services to arrange for the shipping from the supplier. Or if the supplier will deliver the order on an FOB port bases we can coordinate with them to insure a smooth transaction and then onward shipping.