Sourcing and production support
Sourcing demands in-depth knowledge of production technology, in order to know the tools and equipment and the knowhow required of a machine shop subcontractor. Comatec’s constantly growing network of subcontractors in many fields is available to the client to boost the sourcing process. Comatec can serve as technical support for production, provide quality control, and produce the work safety reports for production and factory safety. Production services free up the client’s time and knowhow for other areas of the business.
Comatec offers the following services for the Sourcing and production support services among others:
- Technical support
- Product specifications
- Supplier selection
- Competitive tendering
- Supervision of production
- LCC sourcing
- Supplier auditing
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Sourcing support services
Comatec’s experts support the selection of suppliers and subcontractors
Comatec’s sourcing technical support expert can carry out a survey of machine shop subcontractors or parts of these for the client. Our network includes machine shops and suppliers and, using the technical data and specifications given by the client, we select the most appropriate of these or look for new ones. Comatec makes an assessment of suppliers and carries out competitive tendering on behalf of the client. Technical support for sourcing provides additional sourcing resources for the client, opens up contacts with manufacturing machine shops, and provides information about the capabilities of manufacturers to supply products.
Comatec conducts competitive tendering for the procurement of components, systems, parts manufacturing and assembly on behalf of the client. Depending on the wishes of the client, competitive tendering puts particular emphasis on the total costs for sourcing from potential suppliers, and on the technical standard, smoothness of cooperation and quality of a subcontractor. If required, Comatec will also look for competent manufacturers for the client in low cost countries.
Building an effective sourcing network
Building an effective sourcing network involves identifying the right partners, agreeing on working methods for the network, and managing and controlling the network. The sourcing network built by Comatec can help when a client does not have a relevant network, or when this is not able to supply a specific product or spare part. Comatec can conduct a survey for the client of manufacturers, suppliers and engineering partners in other fields, not just those in which Comatec has engineering expertise.
Comatec’s experts will audit suppliers, either on behalf of the client or jointly with the client, and will assist in the selection of suppliers, to the extent required by the client.
Production support services
Comatec’s production services, such as assessing production costs and production scheduling, are usually connected to supporting the production of products and equipment designed by the Group’s own experts. In these cases, both the design and the documentation have taken into account the factors affecting production of the product and have identified the critical points in production.
Commissioning of production process
Comatec can provide technical support when planning and carrying out the commissioning of the client’s production process. Comatec’s commissioning support expert knows the client’s process and the phases of the process and the parameters needed in commissioning. Effectively optimized commissioning of production can help a client achieve the planned quality and volume in production quickly. Comatec also plans and carries out the testing and calibration of production machinery, and these form part of problem solving for production machinery.
Comatec’s experts plan and implement production quality control in accordance with the quality values and targets specified by the client. We can implement quality control either as a one-time analysis of the process or as ongoing monitoring of production. Effectively optimized production raises the client’s operating efficiency. During the production process Comatec’s expert works regularly with production, to ensure that the required quality is maintained and progress is made in the work. Monitoring production ensures that the product is assembled precisely.
Production safety services
Our production safety services examine the production process as well as safety-related functions at a factory, warehouse or other facilities. Safety plans and risk management can help significantly reduce disruptions in production. Legislation, the regulations in different sectors and the client’s own suppliers also set their own requirements relating to safety. Factory and production safety services mainly comprise training and consulting.
The source data for a safety review is defined together with the client. The service includes factory tours, planning rounds, obtaining background information, and identifying and reporting any relevant regulations. The work safety service gives the client a list of areas for improvement or alteration and a report on safety factors at a production plant.
Production optimization monitors the impact of quality, production speed and costs on production efficiency, examining the different stages in production, bottlenecks and material losses. Comatec’s experts produce a proposal of measures to optimize production and raise production efficiency.
Automation of production
We can also design partial or full-scale automation of production for a client. Modernizing production methods can give a significant increase in production volumes, and can improve the quality and competitiveness of the client’s product.