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Offshore Procurement/Purchasing


Offshore Procurement/Purchasing can provide a company the economic benefits of purchasing selected items from offshore manufacturing suppliers.


This is not a simple task!  - Our intent is to train and provide education and documentation for your company to perform this ongoing function after we leave!

  1. Selection of potential products and supplier.
  2. Quality assurance process from offshore supplier.
  3. Training in the offshore purchasing process. This is a companywide education requirement.
  4. Lot size and container loading procedures to realize maximum return on investment.
  5. Offshore part marketing forecasting and report process.
  6. Lead times and scheduling reports.
  7. Selecting the right Freight forwarder and customs process.
  8. Type of bond selection.
  9. Inventory and safety stock levels to support 3-4 months delivery schedules.
  10. Inventory impact for receiving container quantities.
  11. Container tracking process.
  12. Container "Receiving" procedure.
  13. Documentation and procedures.

We are prepared to train and assist you to get Offshore Procurement/Purchasing operational at your facility!


To start the process we will send two highly skilled senior level, offshore experienced, manufacturing consultants to your facility for two days to audit your facility for Offshore Purchasing potential. This audit will include:

  1. Purchasing department and current practice
  2. Minimum order quantities
  3. Inventory receiving department   
  4. Inventory storage and the readiness for container quantities
  5. Inventory labeling process
  6. "Pull-From" inventory locations and reports
  7. Accountings and inventory stock cash requirements, product costing and benefits of offshore purchasing
  8. Marketing long range forecasting practices in place now
  9. Report requirements.
  10. Training requirements for this venture
  11. Initial pilot project plan for a few parts
  12. Procedures and work instruction needs for this venture.
  13. Target parts for offshore purchasing.

On the afternoon of the 2nd day we sit down and review our findings and discuss our written recommendations.


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To inquire about Offshore Procurement/Purchasing please contact us at:


Name:    Roy Mapes   

Phone:    727 642-4677