Big Picture Sourcing™ is our term for doing more than just original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sourcing; it is about developing a sourcing strategy from idea to distribution across a wide range of OEM manufacturing disciplines. Comtrad Strategic Sourcing doesn’t just find what you need; we can develop, source, transport and distribute it, too. That’s what we’ve been doing in China since 1977, long before most everyone else discovered what Asian manufacturing had to offer.
Nearly forty years of looking closely at the manufacturing industry and sourcing from China, Taiwan and the rest of Asia has taught us how to see the Big Picture. We see that sourcing is more complicated than simply finding those manufacturers who can deliver your high quality part or product at a more cost effective price or in greater quantities.
You also need R&D; that means sketches, blueprints, maybe even tooling. You need to source but you’ll also need to transport and then clear customs. And, you’ll most likely need to store and distribute your part or product, too. If you don’t need to do it all, there is still a lot you need to do and we can help with every step.
With Comtrad Strategic Sourcing, you get the advantage of an experienced, strategically focused sourcing operation. One that believes sourcing isn’t just about making something; it’s about being able to dedicate our resources to you and become your OEM sourcing partner throughout the entire idea to distribution process. Plus, we guarantee that any warranty claims will be dealt with by us.
There are several reasons why a company looks to outsource manufacturing to China or elsewhere in Asia. Having one single point of contact, Comtrad Strategic Sourcing, across every stage of the process is the easiest way to delegate responsibility, track performance and focus on what you do best. Throughout the sourcing process, every company usually shares one or more of the following needs: