Supplier Management

Bostel Consulting and VERKA Sourcing & Consultancy

Bostel Consulting serves as Market Access Partner Europe for VERKA Sourcing & Consultancy, a team of seasoned professionals with diverse Manufacturing & Consulting Experience based in India, US, Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Verka Sourcing provides global procurement services at various stages of client’s sourcing initiatives with special focus on best country sourcing strategy. Working on our client’s project with an eye for detail is embedded in our organisation’s DNA. We are committed to providing an optimal solution to our clients by using best of our industry knowledge and years long experience. Our services include Strategic Sourcing solutions, Supplier Audits, Improvement & Inspections, Market intelligence, Training and Skill Development. We believe in continuous learning and our result oriented approach makes us preferred global sourcing company in India, China, ASEAN and other countries by our clients.

Strategic Sourcing

Strategic sourcing is a collaborative process that allows an organisation to align purchasing power with its overall value proposition. The main objective is to thoroughly understand customer needs and help to re-evaluate, prioritise & improve sourcing activities. Identifying the best suppliers is important, however, there is more to strategic sourcing. Cultivating a positive and long-term relationship by working closely with the suppliers can provide many win-win scenarios. With our on-ground presence, we fully understand the sourcing challenges and provide end to end sourcing solution to our customers. Our sourcing process outlined below: 

  • Project Scoping & Technical Review – Understanding Client requirement thoroughly
  • Extensive supplier research
  • Running RFI, RFP, RFQ
  • Arranging supplier Quotes & doing quote analysis, Cost negotiations & should costing
  • Supplier Visit & doing the QCDM audit
  • Implement services – Sample /Proto Development/Regular Production, Ongoing Inspection, Logistic Support, any other ongoing support required by the client

Supplier Audits, Improvement & Inspection

Supplier Audits Services 

We have experienced lead auditors who can perform audits as per different Industrial standards. We have experience of conducting more than 400 + Audits as per ISO 9001:2015 /IATF 16949:2016 /VDA 6.3/ C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) /CSR (Corporate social responsibility) and QMS (quality management system) as per customers’ requirements. We have audited many manufacturers including Casting, Forging, Machining, Sheet Metal, Plastic, Rubber, Electrical and Electronics, Stock Items and Tooling etc. These are three phases where a supplier audit can be done:

  • Selection Audits – Auditing your suppliers during the selection phase will ensure that you have the vendor that delivers exactly what you are expecting from it.
  • On-boarding Suppliers – Organizations should audit the vendor during the supplier onboarding process as this could help with the setting of any objectives and goals for the ongoing relationship.
  • Continuous Improvement Audits –Once you have an established supplier, it is must that to establish a consistent annual or quarterly audit to ensure that the agreed standards are being properly maintained.

Supplier Improvement Services

We offer Supplier management, Vendor development, and Business process re-engineering services to domestic vendors helping them to optimise their QMS systems & manufacturing capabilities.

Our experienced quality team has years of experience in upgrading the suppliers to global OEM requirements. Our on-ground presence helps our Overseas client to manage & upgrade their suppliers in India & China. 

 

Third Party Inspection Services, India and China

One of the main benefits of third-party inspections, as opposed to those performed by either the manufacturer or the buyer, is that the inspectors performing TPIs are unbiased by either side and can thus deliver a verdict that is fair without compromising the interests of either party. We have trained professionals with manufacturing background who are capable of doing dimensional inspections as per product specifications. Being a leading supply chain company in India & China, we support our global customers to get the defect-free components by offering dimensional inspection services at various development stages along with pre-delivery inspection.