Procurement

Industrial supply chains are both complex and globalized. We help you improve your quality control processes across your supply chain by acting as your trusted and experienced procurement partner.

Optimizing quality control across the supply chain

Your challenges

Today’s supply chains are increasingly globalized, challenging quality control effectiveness, driven by the search for increasing cost effectiveness, resulting in; increasing distances between supplier; increasing supplier allocation of specialist activity to sub-supplier/sub-contractors (such as NDT, Painting and Coating etc) and increasing dynamic of contracted expertise vs supplier employed resources.

For industry, this challenge is further complicated when the equipment being purchased is received on-site and found failing to comply with expected and specified quality levels a detailed in purchase orders and contracts.  In many instances upon investigation, the equipment and materials is confirmed also to fail to comply with international, national or industry specific conformity standards.  These quality ‘fails’ often compromise the safety, process functionality and longevity of complete assets and facilities and whilst can be addressed quickly during the manufacturing phase, they are costly to redress in terms of delays to construction, commissioning and operating start up for the overall project on-site.

As an asset owner, operator or purchaser of industrial assets and their equipment, being assured that the quality of products, assets, suppliers and systems  are to your specification and expectation is paramount throughout the supply chain.

How we support you

We offer a complete range of expert supplier assessment services for the procurement phase of major projects.

  • QHSE services (CAPEX/OPEX)
    Our services such as shop inspection, expediting, vendor audit, supplier technical assessment, and product certification (CE-marking, ASME), assist  in driving equipment quality and delivery to schedule, across the industrial installation and commissioning lifecycle. 
  • Procurement services
    Our technical excellence is driven by commodity-based  specific training (mandatory eLearning and classroom based training and examinations), technical competency classification, continual delivery tracking, ensure the highest level of quality control, reduced inspection delivery timelines, and improved technical consistency across your global supply chain.
  • 2nd & 3rd party service provision
    Our services, such as supplier technical assessment, shop inspection, field expediting and certification ensure that your purchased equipment both meets international, and national standards and/or specific standards and specifications defined in the purchase order/contract. 
  • Expediting services
    Our services are based on proactive expediting assessments, conducted at the suppliers facilities at pre-agreed milestones, to ensure documentation approvals, materials purchase, manufacturing progression, inspection and testing and preparation for shipment remain on schedule, to purchaser requirements. 
  • Supplier / Vendor Assessment 
    Our services are based on leveraging our network of extensive expertise with specific product manufacturers (and with specific manufacturers). At Bureau Veritas, we work with the purchaser to identify the critical areas/activities of concern based on their specific needs and then assess the production capability, capacity, technical capability and QMS effectiveness analysis to ensure that your suppliers stay on schedule, on budget, and on quality, no matter where your suppliers are located, leveraging our network of 1400 offices in 140 countries and 74 employees.

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