Complete Supply Chain Management

Advantage SCM is one of the industry’s only truly full-service, cross-product industry-sourcing and supply-chain management companies.  Advantage SCM manages the entire sourcing and supply chain management process from discovery of initial needs and complete product manufacturing to delivery and distribution.

 

  • Integration
    • Advantage SCM can fully and virtually integrate our team and in-house consultants into the client’s daily operation teams for a seamless communication and operational experience throughout the entire discovery, design, sourcing and supply-chain management process.
  • Discovery & Product/Service ID
    • Advantage SCM can review product or project needs and advise of initial solution options.
    • Determine known and previously unknown product cost drivers.
  • Design & Development Process
    • Advantage SCM can handle product engineering and design of CAD, Techpack and other related product design files.
    • Establish product’s critical specifications such as tolerances, quality standards and certification requirements.
    • Implement new innovative methods to improve the products overall design for efficiency, effectiveness and reduced costs.
  • Prototype Process
    • Develop initial product prototypes for design, marketing and supplier sourcing purposes.
  • Procurement, Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Process
    • Advantage SCM can request multiple supplier proposals for price, quality, lead time, location experience, available capacity, etc.
    • Review multiple manufacturer prototype samples to identify elements for revisions prior to manufacture selection and production.
    • Inspect candidate manufactures’ facilities, supporting facilities, raw material suppliers and sub contractors.
    • Conduct comprehensive and proprietary Advantage SCM total supply chain and risk assessment reports of each candidate manufacturer.
    • Selection of final manufacturer with our insight and recommendation for best match, based on our broad industry knowledge and experience.
    • Continual oversight and communication with the manufacturer throughout the entire product production process, including full inspection of the product and its packaging prior to release from manufacturer for shipping to client.
  • Quality Control, Certification and Supply Chain Protection
    • Advantage SCM‘s globally located local agents allow us to have physical oversight and communication with the manufacturer and their factories throughtout the entire production process. Provide production updates and managing compliance with timelines, specifications and regulations.
    • In-production, post-production and pre-shipment inspection of the product and its shipment packaging to ensure that both the product and its packaging meet all specified quality control, certification standards and are transport ready for export.
    • Continual monitoring of manufacturer’s factory facilities, manufactured goods, clients, websites and sales brochures to help protect client’s intellectual property tooling and trade secrets.
  • Logistics Management
    • Advantage SCM can handle the complete management of export and import shipping logistics from the manufacturer’s factory to client’s receiving warehouse. See International Logistics Management for more info.
  • Treasury Management
    • Advantage SCM can manage currency conversions and manufacturer payments.
    • Capital project expenditure coordination.
  • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Advantage SCM can manage the entire manufacturer relationship, materials suppliers’ and logistics relationship process. See Supplier Relationship Management for more info.
  • Predictive Analytics
    • Advantage SCM  can compile data from a variety of global sources such as: trade data, local market data, market trend data among other types of data to enable clients to proactively respond to market trends and conditions both at home and abroad.
  • Material Management
    • Advantage SCM can manage the entire planning, ordering, certification and controlling process of the product’s raw materials.
  • Brand Image Management
    • Advantage SCM can utilize our vast cross-industry experience and knowledge to help clients develop, protect and grow both their product and brand image across product and market segments, thus, enabling clients to diversify and grow both product and market revenue streams.