Sourcing Services

Exhaustive database of over 500 suppliers.

Quality:

Inspectors at 5 locations monitoring Quality.

Delivery:

Sourcing experts aided by Technology.

Cost:

Domain experts with local RM & Process knowledge driving down costs.

Our intense product knowledge and understanding of vendor manufacturing facilities puts us in a position to value add during product development phase

  • Supplier audit
  • Tooling development
  • Sample PPAP
  • Production process

Sourcing experts embracing technology

Then - Brick and Mortar

  • Domain expert Engineers involved in sourcing follow up
  • Leveraging Existing Relationships
  • Regular Supplier Visits & Phone Calls
  • Weekly chats with us on Pending Orders

Now - Technology

  • E- Procurement module
  • Auto reminder emails to suppliers
  • Pending Order reports to Suppliers
  • Daily follow Up check list emails to Buyers
  • Analysis and performance indicators for taking actionable decisions

Typical Sourced Products

Parts

  • Cylinder Liner
  • Pistons & Rings
  • Con rods
  • Bearings & Bushings
  • Water & Oil Pumps
  • Radiators & Oil Coolers
  • Camshafts & Crankshafts
  • Valves, Guides & Seats
  • Fuel Injection part
  • Alternators & Starters
  • Generators & Drives
  • Armatures, Field Coils
  • Switches
  • Regulators
  • Cable assemblies

Processes

  • Casting
    • Sand
    • Shell
    • Investment
    • Gravity
    • Diecastings
  • Forging
    • Hot
    • Cold
    • Orbital
    • Forming
  • Machining
    • CNC
      • VMC, HMC
      • Turning centers
    • Screw Machining
    • Conventional

Materials

  • Steel
    • Plain carbon Steel
    • Low Alloy Steel
    • Hig Alloy steel
  • Cast Iron
    • Gray
    • Malleable
    • Ductile
  • Non Ferrous
    • Aluminium and alloys
    • Copper and its alloys
    • Zinc alloys Zamak
  • Special Alloys
    • Titanium alloys
    • Magnesium alloys
    • Inconel Alloys
    • 15 CDV 6
    • M 250 V

Case study: Filter

Case Study: Hydraulic Pump

Input:

Upon thorough market research on best of Hydraulic Pumps manufacturers, APA has zeroed in on one of the top manufacturers in India, and the OE sample has been offered to them for basic study and costing for the Pump.

Deliverables:

Apart from locating the manufacturer of the Pump, APA has assisted this manufacturer in finding out the sources for child parts like Pistons, Valve Body assembly, Adapters, O Rings, etc.

Key Challenge:

Before Pump lot was confirmed at the manufacturer end, we had done 40 hrs of test run and 20 samples was provided till we reached approval for sample.

Benefits:

APA quality inspectors inspects checks performance of pump and only picks as per requirement by customers. The material is then sent to APA warehouse for consolidation, all inspection reports are available in our "Online Inspection Dashboard" for customer to view it. Since the Pumps are dispatched to end customers directly savings in transportation Costs, and supply lead times as well

Remote Working:

Client set up separate logins for APA staff to remote login into their server. Thanks to the 12 hour time difference , daily work could be QC checked by the client during his working hours.

Case Study: Radiator

Case Study: Gaskets

A preliminary factory audit is conducted for supplier capability assessment for our customers based on ISO 9001-2008 system.

Once drawing is approved our inspection documents like PPAP, Material certificate, Inspection reports etc. accompany the consignment, also these details are available in our "Online Inspection dashboard"

Our inspectors also wear a ‘product specialist ‘ cap under the "Mentor Program",where APA inspectors have meetings with key quality personnel at supplier premises and discuss points/issues raised or found during APA’s inspection and feedback from our customers.

About

  • Inspection Services embracing ISO standards
  • AQL standards for sampling size determination
  • Corrective Action & Preventive Action implementation

Value Proposition

  • A team of well trained Inspectors as per ISO processes.
  • An in house software developed that captures all aspects of the Inspection process-Inspection plans, reports, deviations, Corrective action plans etc
  • Web Based Product Validation MIS program.

Our information capturing capability covers customer complaints with aid of our "Online Inspection Dashboard" to get information on time every time.

Our Online Dash Board provides customer with basic information on inspection, supplier performance
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About

  • To provide an unbiased Supplier Rating based on performance
  • Suppliers Rated as per ISO recommendations against Quality Delivery Price Service Systems
  • AQL standards for sampling size determination

Value Proposition

  • A team of well trained Inspectors as per ISO processes
  • An in house software developed that captures all aspects of the Inspection process-Inspection plans, reports, deviations, Corrective action plans etc
  • Web Based Product Validation MIS program
  • Weekend back-ups on Delivery, Quality, and Pricing etc will be converted into ratings instantly

 -Logistics Services

About

  • Consolidation of goods before shipments & space optimization.
  • Packaging & Part protection services.
  • Consignment Stocking.
  • Warehouses in India

Value Proposition

  • Logistics Cost optimization through Consolidation, Packing & Warehousing services in a Free Trade Zone which is C-TPAT approved.
  • JIT deliveries & Customer Inventory management.
  • Knowledge of Seaworthy Packaging technologies & access to world class packaging resources.

 -Procurement Services

About

Source to pay offering leveraging Clients existing technology platform, helping maximize effectiveness of Clients ERP investment to improve procurement efficiency & visibility.

Value Proposition

  • Domain process & technology expertise.
  • Low cost country staffing with proven record.
  • Driving continuous improvement & cost reduction programs.
  • Availability of best in class purchasing benchmarks.
  • Generate actionable MIS reports for Inventory Management.

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