Cost Reduction

Customer “A” was no longer competitive due to supply shortage on his local supplier base. Simerx has helped him to develop suppliers in Asia, which led to a 35% cost reduction so he could keep his manufacturing active and expand his business.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (INDUSTRY)

Customer “B” was supplying spare parts to local Industry and felt the need to develop finished products adding more value to his business. Simerx helped him to develop such product line, without harming his current customers and after 4 years this business already represents around 15% of the company’s total revenue.

QUALITY PROBLEMS

Customer “C” purchased metal parts from Asian manufacturers and constantly received batches with several problems such as dimensional, hardness and rust issues. Simerx developed alternative suppliers with lower cost, as well as helped the current ones to improve their quality control. Preventive quality inspection was applied to avoid rework or scrap at customers site (60% PPM Reduction in 2 years).

ADAPTING PRODUCTS TO TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Customer “D” regularly imported products when local government and manufacturers created new technical standards, which his suppliers were not able to attend. Simerx has worked together with current supplier and developed new ones to meet such requirements adjusting both products and production process to get the new certificates.

SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AND STORAGE

Customer “E” started his import process under LCL shipments, as he did not have such cash flow or competitive prices to import full containers. Such condition forced him to buy from several different factories during different periods of time, increasing his costs and inventory. We offered him to consolidate cargo in our warehouse, as well as performed as the only exporting company so he no longer had several suppliers but only one to manage.

OWN BRAND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (DISTRIBUTORS)

Customer “F” was a distributor for well-known international brands but was losing a lot of business, as he did not have alternative entry-level products. We helped him to design a new product line, with his own brand, offering lower performance products with lower prices to his customers as alternative to high-end ones.

FINANCIAL HEALTH AND PAYMENT TERMS

Customer “G” was not confortable to make advance payment to new suppliers as he had already lost advance payments in the past. We performed an accounting audit the new supplier, as well as offered the customer to purchase through Simerx and count on longer payment terms with lower international interest rates.