WICARI Global Distribution
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Sourcing and Procurement
Strategic Supplier Relationships
We consistently look for the best suppliers who we can partner with over the medium term to provide our clients with a quality driven sustainable product solution. This must address a range of factors, including quality assurance, certifications, product innovation, terms, MOQs, capacity, stock holding, exchange rate fluctuations to name a few.
We work closely with our clients to source and manufacture products from suppliers to the required specification and within the agreed lead time whilst giving visibility throughout the production cycle. Trust is central to how we operate and we always look to develop deep partnerships with both our clients and suppliers.
Assess your needs
Getting on top of the detail is the first thing we do. This means understanding what you are looking for from the suppliers, the product and us! With this done, it is possible to set up a smooth and efficient critical path.
Understand the Product
As part of ISO 9001, we always look to clearly document the product specification so that there are no misunderstandings from any party. We look to capture all the product details at this stage.
We reach across our qualified supplier base and beyond – making sure that we visit any new factories prior to any production – to find the most suitable partner to manufacture your products. This covers product expertise, market knowledge, capacity, financials and ultimately price points and quality!
We provide you with a quotation taken from at least 3 suppliers to make sure you are getting the best option.
Sampling & Development
We will manage the development critical path leading up to PP sample sign off before production starts. This is an important stage and sets up getting the product right for bulk production.
We work with the factory to ensure that everything is being moved forward according to plan and provide updates to our clients against the production schedule.
As part of our service, we do a range of quality control inspections as appropriate on site – raw material, inline, final inspection and loading inspection – to give our client’s visibility of the products before shipment. This means that you can see the products and decide to ship with confidence.
We will help book the containers and arrange for the goods to be shipped to port usually on an FOB basis. In some cases, we help with different shipping terms such as CIF, DDU and DDP.
Across China, Vietnam, India, and the African continent, we are always looking to identify the best partner for your sourcing needs, and ‘hand hold’ you through the entire Supply Chain Management process. We also have a shipping and logistics team who are able to assist with shipping, rates and other solutions.