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Supply Chain Solutions

Supply Chain Solutions

From the first concept, through design and development, to production and subsequent through-life product service, we’ll work with you and collaborate at every point in the process as we help to develop and deliver your product underpinned with a robust supply chain solution.

STI has a highly skilled procurement team built on a foundation of industry best practice. Across the entire organisation we emphasise the importance of developing excellent procurement and sourcing expertise and building close relationships with our key suppliers to increase compliance with our stated policies. This collaborative approach has led to long-term sustainable improvements in cost, quality and supply to the benefit of STI customers.

As part of the IMI group STI procurement has a global presence. The country-based teams have an excellent understanding of their regional markets. Procurement teams cooperate cross-border to fulfil our customers’ detailed requirements whilst maintaining consistent quality standards and maximising the benefits of our global approved vendor list. Our commodity specialists cover all products from components to printed circuit boards, metalwork, plastics, mouldings and cable assemblies.

STI will only source from approved vendors. This ensures that our commitments to our customers traceability requirements are met. The STI Contract Review process (which begins on receipt of Purchase Order) initiates procurement of all materials in line with the agreed customer Bill of Materials (BoM) with the correct customer agreed sourcing strategy for component traceability/selection.

  • Highly experienced procurement team
  • Controlling costs while delivering quality
  • Fully flexible material scheduling and bespoke lineside delivery systems
  • Counterfeit avoidance control
  • Dedicated Export Control & Logistics team
  • Worldwide Purchasing Footprint across Asia, North America and Europe
  • Material traceability

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Surface Technology International (STI) provides a full end-to-end engineering service - with integrated design, engineering and manufacturing support we will help you realise your product.