Case Study: Arkal Automotive – Automotive Injection Moulding Supplier Sourcing ​

Suppliers sourcing (screening, selection) in Eastern Europe and South-East USA, Arkal Automotive 

From Desk-top screening to full on-site audits, Scoring, ranking and recommendations.

Built up additional capacity on-tap for the client​.

Problem Statement:

Due to expansion in Europe, Arkal needed new capacity in Eastern Europe in the range of 650t to 2300t.

They were looking at two options :

  1. Manufacturing partner – 3rd party supplier, capable at supporting their production
  2. Potential acquisition company, similar their Spanish plant which was acquired 2 years ago

Due to timing and resources, Arkal requested JBG to perform the supplier search, sort and selection process on their behalf. 

What we did:

  • Full service sourcing activity in accordance with SOW and budget:

    1. Verification of requirements – embed input from Arkal into our own checklist
    2. Leverage network to compile a list of 28 suppliers
    3. Initial screening – based on available web and other sources
    4. Conducted Self-audit using Jigsaw auditing method– this was sent to all suppliers. All responded.
    5. Analysis of audit results, ranking and recommendation for visits. 
    6. Facilitation and leading of supply visit (with Arkal) to conduct evidence-based audit
    7. Analysis of results, ranking and recommendations.

The project benefits:

  • Following Jigsaw’s recommendations, Arkal tied a Long Term contract with a supplier in the Czech republic, with the benefits of:

    • Immediate capacity available which improved delivery performance
    • Price competitiveness avoided investment in own facility
    • Logistics improvement to customer’s location
    • Avoiding increase in Purchasing department headcount and skillset as result of outsource
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