Shield Works Supplier ID & Management Services
A critical part of product assembly is contract supplier management. Shield Works has the ability to manage procurement of all product components involved in your final product assembly providing total supply-chain control. With 14 years of experience we are also industry experts in establishing new high-quality supplier networks for complex products with component supply from multiple supply sources.
New Supplier ID
Sourcing from the Far East can be a risky business. Finding a reliable supplier is the first problem, with only a website to look at, it is impossible to know if you are dealing with a state-of-the-art factory or a back street sweat shop.
Our Supply Chain Management (SCM) team will select and assess the most suitable supplier to meet your needs. We ensure your requirements are understood and weed out the unsuitable or incapable. We will then monitor and inspect to ensure that the quality of production items actually matches samples!
When you use Shield Works, you will have your own experienced team in China, who will oversee your order and ensure you avoid the common pitfalls of low-quality goods, poor communication and unexplained delivery delays.
We understand the QPS equation – Quality, Price, Speed
From experience we know that without ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground you will be doing very well to achieve two variables in the QPS mix. We are here to ensure all three are met first time.
We have a database of established audited suppliers we know to be reliable and will use the information you provide to find which company best suits the criteria you have set. Within a short space of time we are usually able to tell you the ability of suppliers to meet your needs and will send photos and samples for your evaluation.
Once samples have been approved, we are able to arrange production and ensure quality control throughout the manufacturing process. Our ability to provide a constant presence on the ground provides an incentive to the manufacturer that is impossible to achieve from your home-base.
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Supply Chain Management
Our manufacturing team is drawn from a wide range of engineering disciplines. We have extensive experience in plastics, metals, composites, electronics, paper products and textiles. We assess each project and select the most suitable facility based on quantities and target prices. We then work with that factory undertaking a full project management service and reporting to our customers of progress and problems.
Manufacture of any product will never be plain sailing, but we know that most problems can be solved with good communication.
From being based in China’s manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong since 2005 and having extensive time in and operatives based around the country we have been able to build a robust list of ‘trusted facilities’ that have been audited both socially and with quality in mind by our engineers. These facilities have had their processes improved by us and have experience in working with us. Through these facilities we have no doubt that we can assist you in having your manufacturing moved to China or within China to improve quality or save cost.
Quite simply, you speak to us in your language and we speak to the factory in Chinese!
With Shield Works overseeing the entire product supply chain we reduce the time, risk and direct costs our clients would typically spend managing their China based production. Covering all purchasing, supplier order management as well as outbound and inbound QC we ensure seamless delivery of quality components to align with our internal assembly timelines, leaving our clients to focus on their own core business competencies.
Managing Your Existing Supply Chain
If you have a stable and long-term China based supply chain already in place Shield Works can assist by taking over daily supplier management and component purchasing. This not only enables closer integration with our final assembly and warehousing solutions but most importantly allows you to focus on what you love: building your brand and selling your products. We take care of the rest.
Streamline your communication protocols and reduce supply chain risk with one dedicated English-speaking Shield Works project manager for all of your China supply.
As with all Shield Works manged orders our full suite of core supply management services are inclusive as standard:
All PO’s will be linked to a detailed production plan to be provided after PO submission. This will be monitored and updated throughout production by the dedicated Shield Works project manager.
The production plan will highlight all key steps in the manufacturing process and detail the critical QC dates for each order. Each plan will include container loading, dispatch and delivery dates to enable accurate planning at the end delivery destination.
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