Quality Control Company for Asia
At SQI Global we take pride in leveraging our vast local knowledge and expertise to connect and partner you with the right suppliers.   Depending on the customer requirements, we can assist you with the following activities:      Source and secure new suppliers for a new project.      Source and secure the original manufacturer of a product.      New Supplier on boarding, we will assist integrate the new supplier to your processes.        Using our global commodity benchmarking tools we can validate any supply chain price increases.      New supplier assessments, toolkit, ensure the supplier meets all quality, cost and regulatory requirements. We can further assist in being your eyes and ears in Asia and acting as your own sourcing office. We can provide fast and reliable feedback on changes in the local market that impacts your business, providing you with sufficient time to adjust your strategy to gain a competitive advantage. We  use our cultural knowledge to provide you with supplier negotiations, so you obtain the best quality, price, lead times, trading terms and put in place long term supplier agreements. As one of our core values, we strive to be the best Quality Control Company for Asia and always go the extra 5% in everything we do, we share our knowledge so you can win.

1. New Supplier Sourcing
"So you have a new innovative Product design and you need a to find the right manufacturing partner to help you succeed."
If you are unable to have your own experienced dedicated local purchasing team in Asia,  you may take the following strategies:
Strategy 1: Ask from your current supplier list to quotes and select a supplier from this list.
Problem: Your current supplier list may not be capable of developing and manufacturing this new product, but any current supplier will naturally say yes to new business, even if they are not capable and has never made this type of product before. This will lead to  project delays, cost over runs, poor quality workmanship.
All the above strategies are fraught with danger and risk to your business, ending in outcomes that may not allow you to win:
    - Supplier technically incapable to develop and manufacture the product on time, leading to more internal resources spent on managing the supplier.
    - Your supplier is a simple trading house or reseller, your design is outsourced to a sub-supplier, leading to cost overruns and creating vulnerability of your Intellectual Property.
Strategy 2: Use internet search to find possible new suppliers and begin discussions.
Problem: How to validating this new supplier, are they simply a trader, or a reseller, small, medium or large organisation. How to confirm their financial stability, quality performance and systems, production capability and capacity, engineering capability. Most likely you will need multiple visits to see this supplier to undertake audits and assessments at significant travel expense. Additionally with language barriers, you may not obtain all the relevant information. Finally with a new supplier, you will not know if you can trust them with your new Intellectual Property.
Strategy 3: Find supplier at a trade show.
Problem: Trade shows only take place few times a year, so you may have to wait until the next trade show is due. At trade shows, what you see and hear may not be realistic, a fancy stall and perfect samples, cannot replace factory visits and details audits. You will not know the true capability of the supplier.
This is where we step in and help you get through the minefield by correctly selecting the right manufacturing partner.
We sit down with you and take the following steps:
Once you are satisfied and have selected the supplier, we then either hand over the project to you to follow through with the suppliers or we are happy to further assist you with supplier development activities.
Customer Process
- Sign an NDA to protect your IP.
- Understand the specifications of the product (Mechanical, Electrical, Software).
- What are the critical features of the product that needs to be tightly controlled.
- What critical manufacturing processes are needed to be followed (Vibration welding, no hand soldering, component traceability).
- What are the compliance requirements ( FCC, ECE R10, CE, ROHS, REACH).
- What are your product validation requirements (Vibration testing, thermal shock, drop test, surge testing).
- We do not ask for target pricing to ensure we obtain the best possible price from the suppliers.
Supplier Sourcing Process (We undertake the following activities)
- Supplier factory quality audit
      - Audit to customer specific requirements.
      - Audit to ISO 9001 requirements.
      - Supplier financial stability assessment.
      -Supplier internal resource capability assessment and experience (Can they develop and manufacture the product)
      -Supplier global field warranty performance investigation.
- Supplier SMT audit (if relevant).
- Supplier Ethical sourcing audit (if required).
2. Sourcing from the original manufacturer
"So you found a new off-the-shelf product to add to your current product range, and you want to find it's original manufacturer."
One of the major issues faced by many organisations is finding the original manufacturer of the product. Typically the suppliers you find on internet searches and at trade shows may not necessarily be the true manufacturer of the product, they maybe a trading house, a reseller, a copier or an agent who sets to make a margin on the product. You end up buying the product at a highly inflated price.
Once our assessment is complete, we connect you with the original manufacturer. Once you are satisfied with the selected supplier, we then either hand over the project for you to follow through or we can continue to assist you to on-board the new supplier.
This is where we step in and help you identify the original manufacturer, through the following steps:
Customer Process - We review your sample or any other information you may have on the product in question. - What are the compliance requirements you require ( FCC, ECE R10, CE, ROHS, REACH). - What are your specific product validation requirements (Vibration testing, thermal shock, drop test, surge testing).
Supplier Process (We undertake the following additions to the new supplier sourcing activities)
- Site visit and audit supplier's sample with the customer samples.
- Check supplier has current patents to match the sample.
- Check government register for patent records.
  -Check supplier's validation test records match the customer requirements.
3. Supplier On boarding
"So you have a new supplier for a new project, how do you ensure the supplier understands all of your operational requirements."
Once you have selected your new supplier, the biggest day to day hurdle faced by most companies is ensuring the supplier clearly understands and follows your  operational requirements, from:   - Delivery process requirements (packaging, carton weights, barcoding formats) - Quality requirements (PPAP process, Certificate of conformance, warranty process, IQC and OQC requirements) - Communication process - Other customer requirements
If the supplier is not properly on-boarded and trained to follow your operational requirements, mistakes and miscommunication will occur between you and the supplier, causing tension within the new business relationship. We will train and help the supplier understand your operational requirements. We undertake the following steps:
Customer Process - We sit down with you to review your operational requirements. - We review your existing operational documentation and translate these to the supplier language.
Supplier Process (We undertake the following activities)
- We train the supplier on your specific requirements
- We validate the first production to ensure all of your requirements are being met my the supplier
- We can follow up any errors that may occur and ensure these are not repeated by the supplier
These processes will ensure the suppliers are properly on-boarded to allow for a strong relationship to be built and reduce your operational resources to manage supplier activities.
4. Global commodity benchmarking
"Your unit price keeps increasing, you have no clear visibility as  to what's driving the price increases."
Organisations are always faced with unit price increase as a consequence of a range of factors arising from the supply chain. Major common causes are: - Price of raw materials have increased - Price of local labour rates have increased - Price of factory rental has increased - Government regulations and taxes   - Shipping costs have increased - Effect of foreign currency exchange
Without a local presence at the supplier area, it is difficult for organisations to clearly evaluate and validate these causes, some of which may be justified some not:
Customer Process - We sit down with you to review your product and understand the core Bill of Materials. - We review the original specifications and price points. - We review if any changes were made to the product nice last price point.
Supplier Process (We undertake the following activities)
- We undertake global and local commodity market price trends and compare them to the suggest price increase. - We compare total Bill of Material pricing compared to market conditions. - We review local labour rates and compare to supplier process. - We review local real estate conditions and compare factory rental conditions. - We review all shipping related cots. - We review effect of foreign currency on the local market.
These processes will ensure that you will always have the most competitive pricing.
5. Supplier assessment tool kits
Checkout our quality section for all of our assessment processes.