SIGMA’s very own superhero, #GlobalSourcerer, is on the job helping customers through the pandemic and beyond! Watch the latest episode here:
SIGMA OEM is proud to present its new product catalog. The catalog, which represents a sampling of SIGMA OEM’s capabilities and offerings, was developed to serve as a useful resource to customers. It is categorized by product groups and industry segments for easy reference, and products pictured in the catalog depict samples of some of the types of items SIGMA OEM can source.
Ajay Roy, GEM and Business Development, explains: “As always, SIGMA’s first priority is the customer. By creating this new catalog, we are hoping to deliver a useful resource that will help customers understand and access the enormous range of products and services SIGMA OEM can provide. The catalog reflects the depth of SIGMA’s experience in sourcing and manufacturing, and our commitment to customer service.”
The catalog is available on request, both as the full range edition, or in smaller versions that detail specific industries, materials, and products. To request a catalog, please contact email@example.com, or download by clicking here.
In our ongoing effort to deliver the most efficient quality and service, and to ensure prompt responses to all customer requests, SIGMA has expanded our team. We send a warm welcome to our new employees:
Amy Andrews, Customer Service Representative
By Mitchell Rona, Executive Vice President, #GlobalSourcerer
The continuing tale of the tariff …
The “Phase One” USA / China Trade deal garnered some attention from weary global sourcing professionals as it was signaled and then formally announced in mid January. But the reduction in tariffs from 15% to 7.5% only affected the group 4A HTS codes. Group 4A is largely consumer-related products and does not include the vast majority of the products that concern casting consumers. Unquestionably, there are many other issues under negotiation in this mega trade deal, but for most procurement leaders, focus remains on the bottom line….
In the current climate, many OEM customers are seeking new sources to meet their global manufacturing needs. Choosing a foundry in an emerging market can be overwhelming. The success of a project often hinges on the foundry and foundry’s management team. If the operation is not sound, there can be dire consequences. Faulty components, delayed deliveries, unforeseen costs, and other issues are the risks associated with substandard foundries.
SIGMA OEM offers the following advice on selecting a reputable foundry to ensure that the is job done right:
1. Conduct a full quality audit of the facility. Request a comprehensive report of quality protocols. Provide a gap analysis where required to bring the quality levels to meet overall quality expectations. Ensure that the supplier follows, updates, and documents the QA processes.