Global Sourcing | Supply Chain Consultants

Global Sourcing has reached a critical status with many multi-national companies. When properly utilized it can provide significant cost reductions, economies of scale and company wide standardization.   

Supply chain consultants help companies navigate through the confusion to develop comprehensive, cohesive sourcing strategy. The Supply Chain capabilities of GEA extend through all facets of domestic and international procurement, logistics, material control and flow manufacturing processes.  The combined experience exceeds 60 years for the GEA technical Supply Chain experts including comprehensive expertise in:

  • Forecasting and scheduling
  • Purchasing and receivingglobal sourcing
  • Negotiation and Contract Management
  • In House and 3rd Party Warehousing/ In House Material Control
  • Shipping

Products involved are custom engineered large commercial and high volume residential HVAC systems and components.

  • Scroll, Screw and Reciprocating Compressors
  • Hermetic, Fractional and Integral Electric Motors
  • Non Ferrous Metals
  • Refrigerant and Chemicals
  • Shell & Tube, Fin & Tube and Micro Channel Heat Exchangers
  • Thermal and Electronic Expansion, Service and Reversing  Valves
  • Raw and Fabricated Sheet Metal
  • Thermo Plastic and Thermoset Molded Plastics including Injection, Blow as well as SMC and BMC processes
  • Fasteners, Screw Machine and Powdered Metal Components

Applications of these skills and experiences are readily adaptable to most manufacturing industries, with emphasis being in the HVAC and Refrigeration Industry as follows:copper

  • Developing product and component requirements in line with market availability
  • Identifying ,selecting, negotiating, contracting and developing acceptable sources of supply
  • Considering quality, delivery, technology, service and price, to achieve the lowest total cost
  • Monitoring and Communicating Supplier Performance to support continuous improvement
  • Identifying, planning and managing cost reduction and productivity projects
  • Developing and implementing commodity cost containment strategies