FROM RFQ TO DELIVERY AND BEYOND – SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGED
From a sourcing perspective, the need for India or other low-cost countries as an alternative to China is gaining more traction.
As labor costs in China continue to spiral upwards and global political and economic pressures are compelling a relaxation of the tightly controlled valuation band of the Yuan, what was once a low-cost country is rapidly becoming less so with every passing month.
Therefore, companies from high-cost developed nations are venturing into India, among other alternate nations, seeking out suppliers to replace their current China sources or at least hedge against the pricing volatility in China and the burst of the “China Price” bubble.
We have successfully managed sourcing projects for US and European companies. The Sourcing gallery exhibits a range of products that have been successfully sourced out of India under the leadership of our top management team.
CHIKETA IS REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT AND PRECISELY EFFECTIVE IN INDIA SOURCING.
Nothing is more important than the quality of your sourced product or service.
Chiketa’s Lean-Six Sigma inspired methodology, tools and technology build quality into the process to ensure nothing less than complete satisfaction.
- 12-month supplier viability warranty,
- US and India based sourcing and marketing professionals,
- Indian Companies trained to meet world class standards,
- Data gathered using effective and time-tested methodology,
- Companies vetted to eliminate traders or needless middle layers,
- In-country staff of engineers ensuring quality.
Chiketa finds, screens and presents candidate companies, quotes and complete data within an average of 14 days from the receipt of a request.
Also…our in-depth company assessments, quote analysis and quotations from vetted manufacturing companies help you to make an informed choice quickly.
- We are constantly adding to our database of qualified and trusted companies.
- WYSIWIG does not apply websites for Indian Manufacturing companies. We visit and audit each company.
- Our methodology ensures that we separate the “wheat from the chaff”.
- We are constantly evolving our network in India to ensure that we minimize lead-time.
- The quality of our data eliminates wasted time spent in exploring nonviable companies.
Chiketa goes to great heights to ensure that all services are delivered speedily….
Unlike traditional b2b portals and other firms that charge as much as they can get away with, our goal is to become an extension of your own operations at a reasonable cost.
Chiketa is much more cost effective than what you would spend internally to conduct a sourcing or marketing campaign.
We maintain complete transparency in our transactions even to the extent of sharing internal financial information as and when required.
By reaching companies and markets that may not be visible on the web, we are able to get costs that are competitive globally.
Compared to standard outsourcing companies in India – Chiketa insists on being different by adding substantial value and maximizing savings.
How we Compare
Chiketa does not outsource the core tasks of production control and quality assurance!!!
Our Lean – Six Sigma background makes us perfectly capable and skilled at effective project management and supplier development.
Chiketa has the resources to specialize in the area of quality control and project monitoring. On-line sites like the ones below, simply do not!
Chiketa vs Others
|Service or Feature||Chiketa||Others|
|No registration fee||Yes||No|
|Database vetted for only genuine manufacturers and no traders/distributors||Yes||No|
|Estimated freight cost provided||Yes||No|
|Nearest port location determined||Yes||
|Expected average cost per project||Yes||
|Manufacturers pricing viability guaranteed for 12 Months||Yes||No|
|Full and updated information on infrastructure from manufacturers||Yes||
|Manufacturers facility and operations video footage when desired||Yes||
|Negotiable best price for you||Yes||No|
|Micro to Small and Medium manufacturers available who may not be visible on the web||Yes||No|
|Enable direct interface with Indian manufacturers||Yes||
|Defined OEM suppliers instead of after market||Yes||
|Manufacturing and marketing of product under one roof||Yes||No|
Summary of Services
Description of Service
Supply Chain BPO
|RFQ bid campaigns||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Analyze quotations for completeness and competitiveness||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Report analysis of variance + shortlist viable suppliers.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supplier feasibility on-site assessment and report||No||Yes||Yes|
|Supplier quality system assessment||No||Yes||Yes|
|Project management - production planning/in process controls||No||Yes||Yes|
|Engineering support, including CAD design services||No||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-Shipment inspection certification||No||Yes||Yes|
|Independent lab testing of product||No||Yes||Yes|
|Handling Logistic services, customs and regulatory red tape||No||Yes||Yes|
|Loading and shipment supervision||No||Yes||Yes|
|Export benefits coordination||No||Yes||Yes|
|Assembly and packaging||No||No||Yes|
|Purchasing/Eng./QA personnel working directly for customer||No||No||Yes|
|Provide customer physical India presence virtually||No||No||Yes|
|Manage JV/Ownership of Indian companies for clients||No||No||Yes|