At SMC, supply chain management begins as a partnership. We work with you to understand your expectations and ensure they align with each link of the supply chain to provide the shortest lead-time, to reduce risk, and to establish continuity across the entire process. This assures all needed resources go toward meeting the product and the product timeline.
With an in-house global supply team, we align ourselves with significant suppliers who have a global footprint. Our strategic sourcing team reviews the financial integrity, manufacturing capabilities, and quality systems of our suppliers before they are considered as a viable supplier.
Our team of engineers and supply chain experts continuously monitor supplier metrics to ensure the supply chain is efficient, competitive, on-time, and delivers high quality and value. Our controlled process verifies that we receive a uniform product time and time again to meet required standards.
SMC’s supply chain management capabilities include:
- Early development opportunities
- Entire supply chain management
- Supplier certification
- Certification process (materials)
- Vertical integration
- Cost management
- Obsolescence control
- Just-in-time inventory management
By controlling the supply chain through the entire device lifecycle, we ensure customer requirements are met.