Winning in the North American
Automotive industry requires automotive suppliers from Greater China to develop
agile, responsive, demand-driven supply chain solutions to meet
customer requirements while maintaining lean production and minimizing
These part manufacturers unfamiliar with industry requirements will
struggle through a long and costly learning curve. OEMs may disqualify
these suppliers due to their inability to maintain a secure supply
chain and provide reliable, efficient delivery. The best way for
offshore suppliers to operate competently in front of their clients is
to have a local North America presence managing their supply chain.
TPT is that presence, here in North America, working with the OEMs
ensuring that they are satisfied with our clients’ performance. Our
services and solutions include:
- Shipment planning and
material flow coordination
TPT assists your production planning department to develop regular
production and shipment plans that ensure JIT delivery per OE customer
requirements while maintaining a lean supply chain. We monitor material
flow at all points along the supply chain from your manufacturing plant
to your OE customer’s plants and to ensure the timely delivery of
- Inventory control
Maintaining excessive inventory
ties up capital that could be used for other purposes. Maintaining low
inventory increases the risk of costly expedites to meet OE customer
requirements. Not fulfilling OE customer requirements could shut down a
plant. TPT continuously monitors the supply chain to ensure the optimum
level of inventory is maintained.
TPT acts as a local United States based consignee which simplifies the
import process for Chinese & Taiwanese suppliers. We also assist our clients with
the proper documentation necessary to import goods into North America.
- Cost saving initiatives
TPT can analyze your operation to
devise cost saving initiatives. We then work with the OE customer, LLP,
warehouse, and others to implement those initiatives and thereby
generate cost savings for our clients.
- Daily Electronic
TPT has a dedicated staff handing
daily electronic transmission of data with the OE assembly plants. We
utilize customer specific communication systems such as EDI,
GMSUPPLYPOWER, Covisint, CMMS3, and SMART to ensure that our clients
meet the delivery performance requirements of their OE customers.
- Regular OE customer support
TPT interfaces with our clients’
OE customers at both the corporate and assembly plant levels. We work
with SCM, Intercontinental Logistics, CMC, Material Planning and
Logistics, Purchasing, Material Flow, LLPs, and others to provide the
best possible OE customer support.
- Invoice processing
TPT is familiar with the payment terms and conditions of the major
OEMs. We assist in the preparation, review and submission of invoices
to ensure timely and proper payments to our customers.
- Collection of outstanding
TPT assists our clients in the reconciliation of accounts receivable
and the collection of outstanding funds.