In many industries a products purchased materials and services account for up to 75% of its total costs. As a result, companies that don’t invest adequate resources in their product purchasing teams supply chain often fail to enhance the value and capabilities of their supply chain. In adequate supply chain resources often lead to out of date product offering and increased product costs.
Advantage SCM enables our clients to implement innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions by utilizing our straightforward and transparent rate structure, industry leading in-house consultants, in-house overseas local agents, proprietary global manufacture factory database and no middle-man-direct-to- factory access allow us to add value to your purchasing department’s supply chain.
Straightforward & Transparent Rate Structure:
Advantage SCM fees are straightforward, transparent and negotiated up front, based either on a project-scope basis or term period, allowing for maximum project and client flexibility. Unlike our competitors, Advantage SCM fees are not based on a product markup. When we secure savings, they are directly passed on to you.
Inhouse Industry Specific Consultants:
Unlike most sourcing, Advantage SCM has professional in-house industry-specific consultants to assist in the products design, development, production coordination and manufacturing management of your product. Our knowledgeable consultants are up-to-date on the latest technology, techniques and trends enabling them assist you throughout theprodcuts entire procurement and supply chain process.
In-Country Local Agents:
Advantage SCM utilizes our network of industry-specific, on-location local agents across the globe to vet our suppliers’ factories, ownership, management, workers and subcontractors to ensure they can continually and consistently meet and supply our clients’ product project specifications on time and on budget.
No Middle Man Direct to Factory Access:
While most sourcing agents or popular online services may claim to be or offer “factory direct,” custom manufacturing access. In most cases they are only middlemen who increase costs without adding any bottom-line value in quality or price. Generally, when a sourcing partner hesitates, cannot or will not provide timely direct access to the factory, then they are only a middle man or trading company that acts as a broker. Advantage SCM requires all our supplies to maintain an open-door factory visit and inspection policy. Additionally, we allow and encourage our clients to visit their suppliers’ factories with us so they can fully understand the supply chain process of their suppliers and products.
Proprietary Global Manufacture Network Database:
Unlike most procurement and supply chain management companies who have a limited, outdated and often unreliable network of factories who may only operate in a single country or province. Advantage SCM maintains an actively growing global database of manufactures with a wide range of capabilities allowing us to provide the client with multiple supply chain options for price, quality, country of origin, production and transit times.