What we do

Source Direct International has adopted an integrated strategy to capture global advantage to exploit global synergies, as such leveraging the best capabilities in:

  • Cost Structure
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Supply Chain

This is taking advantage of 25+ years of relationships worldwide; product development experience; development of proprietary tools and processes; and importantly, market intelligence.

In summary of our process, which is tailored to each clients specific needs SDI will in broad strokes:


DEFINE CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

Defining customer requirements drives the factory selection process for product sourcing or production.

  • Product
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Lead-time
  • Investment parameters

IDENTIFYING CAPABLE SOURCES

Identifying capable sources ensures that quality is our number one priority; no compromise.

  • Factories visited and assessed
  • Production, QC and management system focus
  • A,B,C,F grading scale where applicable
  • Client representation
  • Exclusive arrangements

NEGOTIATE COMMERCIAL TERMS

Negotiating commercial terms to ensure that the best price / quality trade-offs are communicated to management in line with client objectives.

  • Quality to client specification
  • Cost negotiation
  • Tooling, sample and production lead-time
  • Transit route / steamship line
  • Delivery requirements

PRODUCT / MARKETING SUPPORT

Product / Marketing support is monitored to ensure compliance with agreed product specifications, packaging, etc.

  • Product packaging, labels, instruction sheets
  • Master carton design and pallet configuration
  • Product specification data (Tear Sheets)
  • MSDS preparation
  • New product development

DISTRIBUTION / LOGISTICS

Distribution / Logistics overseen by SDI with the product every step of the way - SDI "seals" the container.

  • Confirm steamship line booking, freight cost and forwarder communication
  • Prepare export documents and review inspection certificates
  • Arrange customs clearance, insurance and prepare import documentation/li>
  • Transfer from port to client delivery destination (DDP)
  • Inspect product upon receipt and implement necessary changes to our process