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WESTROM Custom Services for China Sourcing

Our China business services are tailored to small and medium sized companies in these sectors:
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Electronic Components
  • Electronic Assembly
  • Light Mechanical Assembly
  • Light Mechanical Components
  • Light Industrial Products
  • Assembly Machines
  • Plastics & Molding
  • Specialty Consumer Durables
  • Textile Cloth, Cut & Sew
  • Tooling of all types
  • WESTROM offers the following services as a part of your China sourcing strategy or as stand-alone services tailored to your exact business needs:


       China Sourcing - Identification and Qualification

    Outcome: A short list of qualified vendors and/or qualification of selected Chinese suppliers

    Short production runs, new products, new components, new assemblies, cost reductions or quality issues - whatever the reason WESTROM can find and qualify vendors or sub-contractors to ensure the quality and delivery of your critical materials. We provide a list vendors that meet you detailed or general specifications, and if desired, qualify the Chinese supplier(s) you selected in the production of your parts or products



       Outsourced China Supplier Management

    Outcome: Reduced China supply management costs and Chinese supply risks

    Management of different vendors and sub-contractors requires multiple language and cultural skills in addition to expertise in manufacturing. If an international network of vendors and sub-contractors is used to produce a product, the complexity increases exponentially. WESTROM has personnel with the experience in Asian operational reality, culture and the language skills to manage your vendors, sub-contractors and consignment partners. WESTROM offers a total Chinese sourcing solution by providing outsourced management of your Chinese operations, domestic Chinese logistics and international logistics from China into the US



       Outsourced China Sourcing Office

    Outcome: Reduced China procurement management costs

    Managing a Chinese procurement office requires multiple language and cultural skills in addition to expertise in manufacturing, engineering and quality. Plus there must be enough China volume to economically justify your own China sourcing office. WESTROM has personnel with the experience in Asian operational reality, culture and the language skills to identify evaluate, qualify and manage your vendors, sub-contractors and consignment partners. Several structures are available from WESTROM procurement engineering retainers, fixed fee arrangements, captured procurement operations, through to the establishment of your own China sourcing office



       Reengineering of China sourcing documents and the China sourcing processes

    Outcome: Improved first time quality and reduced China sourcing cost

    Clear characterization and documentation of a component, sub-assembly or product's critical attributes is the difference between meeting or missing a cost target. First run parts, satisfactory for the intended use, will only be produced when a proper China sourcing process is used and proper documentation is delivered to the Chinese supplier. Documentation and processes built for the US are seldom adequate a civilization and 12 time zones away. WESTROM can provide robust, proven source documentation templates and process for successful china sourcing



       Training and Business Process Reengineering: Design for China Sourcing and China Procurement

    Outcome: Reduced product costs, an improved product design process and an improved China procurement process

    Alignment of three groups is required to obtain the best value from your Chinese suppliers and sub-contractors. Design engineers, component engineers and purchasing professionals must not be aligned to departmental functions, but aligned to an integrated process that drives simultaneous product development and China sourcing. WESTROM establish the process and train your professionals to a new level of skill in extracting the best from your Chinese vendors



       China Sourcing Crisis Mitigation

    Outcome: Reduction of Chinese supply risk and consequences

    When disaster strikes halfway around the world and you need somewhere to turn - look to WESTROM. We have professionals and associates in China ready to ensure your critical materials continue to flow. We have the expertise and the local network to solve your vendor issues, keep your sub-contractors running and secure the integrity of your supply chain



       China Turn-Key Partner Acquisition

    Outcome: New or increased Chinese manufacturing capacity

    The current Chinese supply base may not provide the capacity or capability required to meet your supply needs; or your cost requirements are driving you to the even lower cost areas of northern and western China. WESTROM has the experience, cultural context and contacts required to evaluate, acquire and transition an existing Chinese supplier into your operation, within 12-24 months. And unlike a typical Chinese supplier arrangement, a turn-key partner exclusively builds your light mechanical assembly, electronics or electronics assemblies. This is the quickest way to secure your own manufacturing capacity in China



       China Turn-Key Partner Management

    Outcome: New China supply management costs and reduced Chinese supply risks

    Different turn-key manufacturing partners require different levels of technical and management support. We provide a range of services from management of existing turn-key operations to the creation of new turn-key partners. WESTROM offers a total Chinese sourcing solution by providing outsourced management of your Chinese operations, domestic Chinese logistics and international logistics from China into the US



       China Green & Brown Field Development

    Outcome: New or increased Chinese manufacturing capacity

    The current Chinese supply base may not provide the capacity or capability required to meet your supply needs; or your cost requirements are driving you to the even lower cost areas of northern and western China. WESTROM has the experience, cultural context and contacts to develop new or redevelop existing Chinese operations to build your light mechanical assembly, electronics or electronics assemblies, typically within 24-36 months

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