Global operations & Outsourcing consulting
Outsourcing is the accepted-with-everyone trend – and emerging markets play more and more significant role there, and not only in IT outsourcing. Transfer of manufacturing capacities to low-cost areas is also a conventional strategy; however before you start to receive extra profit (due to lower Opex) you have to invest Capex to transfer process.
But what’s about quality provided with outsourcer or local site? What’s about technological reciprocation between the producer and its outsourcers or local sites? These and many other questions usually rise at the transition to outsourcing and the launch of local sites.
We have excellent experience in resolving such kind of problems. Read the case study below to better understand our approach in Global operations & Outsourcing consulting.
Global automotive producer intending to launch a production site in Russia met localization requirements in particular the necessity to use locally produced parts and components. Being the recognized leader in quality of its vehicles a client wanted to a) identify if there were part and component local suppliers with appropriate quality and b) analyze the future location for its Russian site from a point of view of part and component supply logistics.
Starting with technology compatibility research (client’s quality requirements vs. Russian national and industry standards) we continued with impartial analysis of quality provided with local suppliers; 14 companies were selected from 122 suppliers to be evaluated for conformity with client’s requirements.
Client’s planned location in Russia was analyzed and recommendations were provided towards improvement of logistic schemas for part and component supply.
Three suppliers were selected for immediate deliveries of their parts and components, and 7 firms received improvement recommendations and became suppliers later – with our control over how they followed recommendations.