If you purchase your products and stock in China or other East-Asia countries you may have longer delivery times and higher shipping costs at the moment. Corona and the blocking of the Suez canal has disrupted container shipping a lot and exposed the vulnerability of production chains. All the more, you may take into account the ecological cost for the planet of carbon emission dues to long transportation.
Find new suppliers in Easter Europe, Turkey and the CIS countries
People forget that Asian countries also have grown to higher wage levels and production prices have risen throughout the years. The change in Eastern Europe, Turkey and the CIS countries (former Soviet Union countries) has been less. You can find there high quality and reliable suppliers for still moderate prices.
With our international network, knowledge of local markets and contacts with various exporters has already helped many companies to find the best suppliers around the world. But the world is changing and together with our clients we want to define best practices for near-sourcing, including green economy sourcing, and share these with the world.
It all starts with your requirements
Your main concern is that you get the products or services that you need, against proper conditions and with reputable parties. Therefore we first start with defining the type of manufacturer or service provider that you are looking for. We also make an estimate with you of the purchasing volume and duration of the sourcing contract. We also list what you want to know about the offerings to base your decision on.
If you already have a country in mind where you want to source, then we will start there. If not, we will look together with you based on wage levels, trading data and proximity what would be the best country to start with. This is the part where best practices pay off.
We use our network to find the right vendors
Once we have your requirements clear, we will send them to our colleagues in the focus countries. They will start checking their network, approaching companies and see whether these are interested to provide more information or to make a bid. We make appointments with the short-listed companies for you. We join you in the video conference calls to the short-listed companies, and help you during the meetings. This way we try to optimize the communication between you and the vendors. Also here, working with Eastern European or West-Asia vendors is different than working with the Chinese, so also here best practices are helpful.
In our search, we can also focus on environmental friendly sourcing which will help the planet and give your brand a top marketing value.
We will charge you limited fixed amount for our preparations, but the majority of our payment will be based on results. You will pay a percentage of the purchasing volume to us, based on the type of product and the project value. This reflect best the way we want to work with you, as partners, sharing knowledge and experiences.