International sourcing programs require constant attention. EQI implements and manages programs for clients in many industries, giving them access to low-cost producers without the day-to-day project management headaches. Our supply chain management (SCM) and logistics services include attentive order management/tracking, door-to-door logistics management, JIT global delivery, supplier relations, and ongoing freight rate negotiation. Through our offices in the U.S. and China, staff are available virtually 24/7 to answer questions and keep projects moving. Our U.S.-based business office manages the necessary paperwork (shipping, customs, and duty documents), logistics, and payment arrangements, providing these benefits:
Close, daily attention to every order
Low freight rates due to constant contact/negotiations with shippers
Combined shipping of different products for a single customer (or for two geographically close customers)
Optional online freight tracking, for real-time order status
Vendor-managed inventory solutions
Order expediting and follow-through by a U.S. contact
Containerization for shipping anywhere in the world
Consulting & Feasibility Studies
EQI applies its experience in sourcing components and subassemblies internationally to help clients in various industries evaluate the viability of sourcing parts and products from China and other emerging manufacturing regions. EQI’s consulting services include industry research/investigation, supplier discovery and evaluation, feasibility studies, and a comprehensive analysis of sourcing options.
EQI identifies competitive sources of a variety of high-quality products for clients in multiple industries. Our staff is highly experienced in forming partnerships between American companies and emerging-market suppliers, and in developing manufacturers to meet customer needs.
Flexibility is the key to EQI’s inventory management service – we can tailor an inventory solution to each customer’s needs. Many customers opt for vendor-managed inventory (VMI) in a third-party warehouse near their location. EQI often owns the product until it’s pulled from inventory, improving a customer’s working capital.
This complete package encompasses all of EQI’s supply chain and production services – engineering support, tool building, prototyping, sampling and PPAP, order management, quality oversight, production, kitting, logistics management, finish painting, and inventory control.
While EQI is so much more than a parts broker, we do offer efficient and cost-effective brokering services for customers who are looking to source offshore but do not require EQI’s full program of management services. Items covered by this service are limited to those within our existing stable of products and industries. Beyond standard brokering, we can also provide add-on services such as expediting or quality troubleshooting as needed.
Also learn about our production-related services.
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