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Identification of vendors and conducting pre-shipment inspections for the world’s leading manufacturer of progressive cavity pumps

Background

Brickwork was primarily engaged to identify vendors and conduct pre-shipment quality inspection. Brickwork was also asked to research on regulations and entry barriers for setting up a manufacturing facility in India.

Brickwork Solution

Our research helped in the client’s decision against setting up a production facility in India. We identified over 100 companies with the requisite capabilities, of which two vendors were selected. We conducted monthly stage inspections and final pre-shipment inspections to ensure quality and timelines.

Impact

Significantly improved the quality of casted products and therefore eliminated the rework process in Germany, which resulted in substantial savings

Sourcing process management for an Angolan procurement consultant in the oil and gas industry

Background

The client wanted Brickwork to manage the relationship between his customers and suppliers.

Brickwork Solution

Our analysts are responsible for creating quotations, invoices, delivery notes, packing lists and communicating them to the client’s customers. We identify global suppliers and interact with them for RFPs, POs, and shipments based on the client orders.

Impact

The client gained access to a qualified pool of analysts that he did not have before and therefore was able to confidently delegate responsibility. The procurement process was significantly streamlined, increasing the satisfaction of the client’s customers

Development of a low cost suppliers' network for a Canadian Fortune 500 metal company

Background

Brickwork was assigned to identify potential suppliers of 66 products for the client’s plants worldwide as a part of the client's low-cost producers identification strategy.

Brickwork Solution

We identified and profiled 850 prospective suppliers and conducted preliminary audits and procured quotes. We created a supplier matrix across all products evaluating price/quality competitiveness and shortlisted 30 suitable suppliers.

Impact

Significantly reduced the time and effort to identify suppliers and achieved a major cost reduction for 42 products.

Development of an Indian suppliers’ cost and capability matrix for a leading German manufacturer of cleaning equipment

Background

Brickwork was assigned the task of identifying vendors in India for various product categories such as PCB, swash plates, cables, and transformers.

Brickwork Solution

Brickwork identified and prepared a vendor database of 100 suppliers. We evaluated risks and opportunities of the shortlisted vendors. We developed a cost and capability matrix with 30 finalized suppliers.

Impact

Client realized a 7% overall cost reduction

Identification and project management of prototype design and development for a Canadian medical device developer

Background

The client wanted Brickwork to identify and evaluate companies which could design and manufacture a Hemorrhoid Ligator device that they had invented.

Brickwork Solution

Brickwork conducted a global search and identified 40 suppliers with R&D and prototype development capabilities. We executed RFPs with the shortlisted vendors and evaluated bids, regulatory compliance, and IP feasibility and 10 suppliers were shortlisted.

Impact

The client collaborated with a company identified by Brickwork and realized significant savings and reduced time-to-market.

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