WESTROM sources electronic and mechanical components from China for small and medium sized US Electronics companies.
WESTROM has successfully designed, sourced and delivered a variety of industrial electronic parts and products, plus a number of light industrial parts and products from China. The parts and products fall into these categories:
We source materials and subassemblies & full build for your company using two approaches, adapted to your business requirements:
Successful China Sourcing
To be successful in China, three critical tasks must be accomplished and implemented with China suppliers:
Failures in any of these areas result in poor quality, poor delivery, increased product/part costs,
increased US operational costs and potential lost sales.
These tasks can be completed in-house or by sub-contracted.
WESTROM has the methodologies, tools and capabilities to deliver and implement these in China.
US Make Vs. China Source
Many products and parts are suitable for sourcing from China. Some are not.
Careful considerations of the operational trade-offs and the total supply chain costs are needed:
China Purchasing Office
We utilize our buyers, engineers and QA staff in our South China office to purchase standard electrical and mechanical parts.
Components are tested. Prior to shipment, we test 100% of the product we source through our testing service partner.
The Quality Control processes used for your components are identical to the processes we employ for components used in our own manufacturing.
This approach is suitable for standard components. Buyers source the components through the open Shenzen electronics market, franchise distributors, independent brokers and our Chinese suppliers.
China ODM & OEM Sourcing
Whatever step you are at – from R&D and prototyping to Manufacturing and Shipping; WESTROM provides the know-how to develop in the US and build in South China.
WESTROM has 15 years of experience engineering and manufacturing products and OEM parts in China. We have long-term relationships with a number of Chinese manufactures and intimately know their capabilities and capacities.
Sourcing engineered products requires two distinct phases, depending on what step you are at in your development and China sourcing process:
WESTROM has engineering capabilities in China and the US to manage your project and development in China. We have buyers and the logistics management to deliver products and parts directly from China.
If your project requires it, we have the capabilities to establish your in-house China engineering and purchasing operation.
Phase 1 – Engineering Control , Supplier Identification, Development & Qualification
WESTROM maintains complete engineering control of your project and parts in China, from revision control of prototypes through the sample approval process.
We make sure that the R&D processes that occur in the US are executed in China – assurance that critical steps are not skipped.
Whilst we do not recommend skipping development steps, the process can be customised to your unique business needs & requirements.
Phase 2 – Manufacturing Engineering, Trade Finance, Manufacturing & Delivery
Once management is transferred from Engineering Control to Buyer Control, WESTROM operates and managed the flow of products and parts from China to your shipping dock.
We provide ongoing quality management, supplier management and development, plus management of the international finance and logistics.
We also offer bespoke services to improve or manage your existing China supply chain.