The customers of the OEM’s need to keep their efficiency high which is challenging when trying to keep own stock nonexistent and operate based on demand driven supply chain which is often complex and outsourced further down the chain. Key components play essential role in successful business operations and lead to satisfied customers.
The major challenges:
Finding the optimal Components
Valve or Pump could be critical components for the process and operation
Reliable supplier relationship
The supplier needs to be able to develop its products according to changing customer demands
Managing the entire lifecycle of the equipment and its component
Spare parts availability and TCO
Ability to partner with provider that can take responsibility of project deliveries not only single equipment solution provider
Many OEM manufacturers are challenged by the request to give out their own CAD and T drawings to suppliers as it always concerns IPR related matters of the proprietary equipment. Will there be IPR issues and how can I safeguard those?
It is quite important to think: where do I want to attach my Original Brand and what does that tell about my company.
How will this component add value to my Proprietary equipment and will the quality meet the standards?
What is quality and guarantees of this product that I will brand as part of my product?