Our streamlined procurement processes will dramatically lower your costs, improve your efficiency and grow your bottom line.

Materials Management
Exertis Supply Chain Services’ streamlined procurement processes will dramatically lower your costs, improve your efficiency and grow your bottom line.

INVENTORY FINANCING

Through our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programme, we will finance the procurement of your inventory, manage and maintain it in our ownership and deliver it to you on a Just-in-Time (JIT) basis, meaning you only pay for your goods on consumption. This will significantly reduce your working capital requirements.

APPROVED VENDOR LIST (AVL) MANAGEMENT

We will work with your own AVL, negotiate terms on your behalf, on-board the chosen supplier, manage all orders and provide you with a regular supplier performance report.

SUPPLIER CONSOLIDATION

We will consolidate your supply base and become your Alpha Supplier, managing numerous suppliers on your behalf, reducing complexity in your business and ensuring you only receive one invoice. We can also work with your own AVL and manage suppliers under your negotiated terms and conditions, assuming total management ownership of the supply base on your behalf.

RAW MATERIALS PROCUREMENT

We will manage your raw materials, components or spare parts procurement from your Approved Vendor List (AVL) or from our supplier network, depending on your requirements.

SUPPLIER SOURCING

With thousands of approved suppliers in our global network, we will source high quality goods for the lowest available price, based on your specifications.

FINISHED GOODS PROCUREMENT

We will purchase, assemble, manage and deliver your finished goods to your required global locations on demand.

Why Choose Exertis Supply Chain Services for Your Factory Sourcing

FINANCIAL STRENGTH

With the financial support of our parent company, DCC plc., we have the unique ability to purchase and manage inventory on your behalf as well as provide credit facilities and flexible payment terms.

EXTENSIVE GLOBAL SUPPLIER NETWORK

With thousands of suppliers worldwide, we have the ability to source, finance and procure materials to your specification on demand and with shorter lead times than most of our competitors.

END-TO-END ODM TO MARKET SERVICE

Through our global Low Cost Country (LCC) sourcing teams, we have the unique ability to manage the complete end to end ODM to market service, overseeing ODM sourcing, qualification and compliance through to design management, prototyping approval and market fulfilment.

PROCUREMENT EXPERTISE

We have a reliable and highly experienced team of procurement specialists based across Ireland, Poland, USA and China.

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

Through our offices across Europe, Asia and the US and our third party logistics (3PL) partners globally, we can ensure shorter lead time delivery of raw materials or finished goods directly from suppliers to your factories or warehouses anywhere in the world.

Materials Planning
By improving your materials planning processes, you can improve both your operational performance and financial cash flow through inventory reduction, and customer service through increased responsiveness.

DEMAND MONITORING

We manage forecasting direction on SAP, signalling requirements through to MRP (Materials Resource Planning) and managing outputs based on order add cancellations and reschedules. We produce highly intelligent, customised reports that provide you with critical data such as ‘Clear to Build’ and ‘What-if’ analysis, enabling you to make highly accurate material planning decisions that ensure you meet customer demands while maximising the use of your resources.

INTERNATIONAL WAREHOUSING

Through our global network of wholly owned and third party warehousing facilities, we can store and manage raw materials and spare parts close to your factory or office locations, ensuring you have short lead time access to inventory on demand.

Why Choose Exertis Supply Chain Services for Your Materials Planning

AGILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS

Our global footprint and logistics networks enable us to quickly deploy cost efficient warehousing facilities to manage your materials inventory requirements.

JUDGED DEMAND CAPACITY

We can successfully execute judged demand for any business segment through our forecast management techniques, ensuring correct positioning of inventory at your desired locations. This reduces your freight expedite costs, product line shortages and the indirect costs associated with material unavailability.

REAL TIME DEMAND MONITORING

Through real time usage versus forecast monitoring, our solution enables you to monitor usage against forecast and make key production planning decisions, quickly and accurately. This will also enable you to measure the effectiveness of our planning processes.

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE

We can expertly manage your inventory DSI levels (day’s sales inventory) to ensure you maintain a minimum stock level with greatly reduced possibilities for gap out in supply. Typical DSI levels would be in the order of 10 to 15 days to manage fluctuations in demand, but can be dynamically adjusted based on your business profile.

Inventory Management
By removing complexities and making your inbound supply chain operate more efficiently, we free up your critical resources to focus on growing your business.

DEMAND MONITORING

We will analyse your historical and forecasted production data to ensure you have the optimal level of inventory at your required locations to rapidly respond to your customer demands.

VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY (VMI)

We will finance the procurement of your inventory, manage and maintain this in our ownership and deliver it to your required locations on a Just-in-Time (JIT) basis, meaning you only pay for your goods on consumption.

INTERNATIONAL WAREHOUSING

Through our global network of wholly owned and third party warehousing facilities, we can store and manage raw materials and spare parts close to your factory or office locations ensuring you have short lead time access to inventory on demand. Along with standard warehousing, we can also deploy GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GDP (Good Distribution Practice) facilities.

INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

Through our global logistics network, we can ensure rapid inbound and outbound supply of inventory to your required global locations.

REDUCED COMPLEXITY

We can consolidate your complex network of suppliers, acting as your single partner and eliminating a significant level of complexity from your supply chain. This ensures that your supply chain operates more efficiently, freeing up your critical resources to focus on business growth.

CAPITAL OPTIMISATION

While in transit or in storage, you can delay taking ownership of stock through our unique Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service, until the point of consumption. This optimises your level of capital and frees up cash flow for value adding activities.

MATERIALS RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS

Our Materials Resource Planning (MRP) solutions give you total visibility over your materials, whether in storage or transit. Our SAP systems can easily integrate with your existing IT systems with minimal development work required.

CONTINUITY OF SUPPLY

By managing your supply base and through our demand forecasting techniques, we can ensure that all inventory is delivered to your required locations, greatly reducing your risk of stock out.

COST REDUCTION

By delivering your inventory only when you need it, we dramatically reduce your inventory carrying costs.

Warehousing & Shipping
We are agile and have a global footprint, meaning we can locally warehouse and transport your stock anywhere in the world, ensuring reduced lead time delivery for component parts and finished goods.

INTERNATIONAL WAREHOUSING

Through our global network of wholly owned and third party warehousing facilities, we can store and manage raw materials and spare parts close to your factory or office locations, ensuring you have short lead time access to inventory on demand.

GMP & GDP WAREHOUSING

We can deploy state of the art temperature controlled Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and GDP (Good Distribution Practice) warehousing facilities.

GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION

We provide access to bulk lift rates on air, sea and overland transport providers via our global logistics network. Our partnership with trusted third party logistics providers (3PLs) ensures quality and high speed delivery, getting your materials and finished goods wherever you need them, on demand.

CARGO CONSOLIDATION

Through our freight consolidation services, we can guarantee you excellent shipment rates for your finished goods or raw materials inventory.

CUSTOMS AND TAXATION MANAGEMENT

We provide a professional service in international taxation management and payment. Export, import, and local clearance and payments are managed from our regional centres of competence with VAT recovery and local billing included.

COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY AND VISIBILITY

Through our state of the art SAP materials planning systems and tracking processes, you have total visibility of stock throughout all stages of the supply chain.

FAST, FLEXIBLE AND ACCURATE DELIVERY

Through our global offices, logistics network, advanced planning systems and accurate tracking processes, we can ensure that consignments are rapidly delivered to the exact locations you require, in the precise quantities you need.

VALUE ADD SERVICES

Unlike most of our competitors, we provide critical value added services such as professional customs and taxation management, and product finalisation at our international warehouses.

DEFERRED BILLING

Our VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) service allows you to delay paying for stock while in storage and transit, only being invoiced at the point of consumption.

REDUCED INVENTORY CARRYING COSTS

Through our expert inventory planning and management processes, we significantly reduce inventory carrying costs and associated overheads.