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STRATEGIC SOURCING TOOL-KIT

Helping Kiwi Manufacturers Compete Globally Through Strategic Sourcing

Our Process

Our Process

Utilise our international network of prescreened factories to help maximise production, enhance quality and reduce costs. 
Our Process

Insiders Guide

Insiders Guide

Follow the steps outlined in our “Insiders Guide” to select the best manufacturing partner for you. Download our insiders guide to Contract Manufacturing today.
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Capabilities

Capabilities

Utilise our international network of prescreened factories to help maximise production, enhance quality and reduce costs.
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Testimonials

Testimonials

Discover what our customers say about working with Linkeight
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Join Our Team

Join Our Team

We are interested in employing people who are enthusiastic, hard working, energetic and passionate about strategic sourcing.
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RFP Template

Your company can’t do everything internally, and when your business needs to purchase a product or service from elsewhere, you might need to shop around. An RFP allows you to collect offers from various vendors and select the vendor that best meets your criteria, both in regards to skill and budget.

Here, we’ve provided an RFP template you can follow for initial structure, as well as a sample RFP for further inspiration. But it isn’t one-size-fits-all — you’ll need to tailor your RFP to best articulate your company’s needs.

Our Process

We spend the time with you upfront so we clearly understand your product requirements. For contract manufacturing, this is a critical part of our process and allows us to employ end-to-end process management to monitor the production process in detail through effective quality controls.

We utilise our international network of prescreened factories to help maximise production, enhance quality and reduce costs. 

With a full suite of machine engineering capabilities at our disposal, through factories we can trust, no project is beyond reach. 

 

Core Process

When trading with China, we engage eight core services at various points throughout our process.

  1. Factory selection and auditing
  2. Pricing assessment and negotiation
  3. Quality assurance processes
  4. End-to-end project management
  5. Communication and translation services
  6. Management of legal and fiscal activity
  7. Cultural and international relations
  8. Logistics and delivery

APPROVAL CONTROL

We give our customers full control over the production of their products with a four step approval process.

  1. Acceptance of proposal and contract engagement
  2. Sample or pilot sample approved
  3. Pre-production run
  4. Approval to manufacture or re-order

Production Monitoring

To identify problems or risks early Enveloping the four step approval process is our customised and intensive production monitory system. Unnecessary delays, cost overruns or miscommunications are avoided.

PRE-QUALIFIED MANUFACTURER 

A New Zealand engineer evaluates all manufacturing processes and control systems for each factory. We carefully assess factory capabilities and management systems, production processes and policies, quality control systems, record keeping and social compliance

IN-PROCESS AND FINAL INSPECTIONS

Regular factory visits ensures adherence to specifications. Quality assurance is achieved through pre-production, first article, in-process and final product inspections.

PRE-SHIPMENT CHECKS

Prior to shipment, packaging specifications are checked and sample product is inspected.

Insiders Guide to contract Manufacturing

 You had an idea, had it designed, prototyped, made your first smaller volume production and maybe your second. 

Now you realise that to increase sales, market penetration and competitiveness you’re going to need higher volume production.

 What do you do? How do you ‘successfully’ bridge the gap from lower volume to higher volume manufacturing? The following tips should help put your mind at ease

 

Partner With Linkeight

We take the heat, you make the gains. Our business and support systems manage the risk of dealing with global manufacturers.

When partnering with Linkeight you can have the confidence your business will receive professional service standards, product quality and at the best price.

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Let’s Talk

With offices in New Zealand and Shanghai, we are in the unique position of always having someone on the ground in both places for faster more accurate communication and engagement.

Keep in the loop

Receive the Insiders Guide to Selecting a Strategic Supply Partner, Along with several case studies of how Linkeight has increased competitiveness.

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