It takes a dedicated global team to manage the supply chain process from concept to delivery.
How We Do It
Tailoring a Better Solution
- Experienced product engineering development and improvement support
- Design for manufacturing review
- Internal access to multiple CAD software platforms – create where necessary
Supplier Selection & Management
- Sophisticated tools to manage each project
- Customer access to online information in real time
- Dedicated product managers
- PPAP support
- In-country and domestic incoming inspection
- Supplier quality development programs
- Many different types of measurement equipment
- FG: Order fulfillment
Warehousing & Logistics
- Container consolidation
- Inventory management
- Shipment tracking
- Just-in-time delivery
- Order fulfillment (shipments to end customer)
- Updates on inventory levels, production progress and project launch status
- Forecasting/trend assessment
- On the water reports/data
EAMES CHAIR and OTTOMAN
For 25 years World Resource Partners continues to be a proud and integral parts supplier to the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, originally released in 1956 and one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. In continuous production since its introduction this authentic contemporary lounge chair is assembled by hand as WRP provides almost all the high polished and painted aluminum castings visible on the chair and ottoman. During the recent pandemic where supply chain challenges created chaos throughout the globe World Resource Partners maintained its near perfect shipping/delivery record as the Eames Chair and Ottoman doubled and tripled in demand.
OMT-VEYHL HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TABLE BASES
World Resource Partners is proud to provide all plastic and aluminum extruded structural componentry for the newly designed ’PACE’ Cart by Solaire. WRP met the customer’s challenge in supplying a multitude of parts (and numerous color options) allowing for the assembly of five cart heights, two widths, three drawer sizes, and a variety of accessories targeting healthcare supply storage for specific procedures and departments. World Resource Partners’ unique service model allows for a JIT delivery program that never fails!
ADJUSTABLE TABLE LEGS
World Resource Partners teamed with leading contract-furniture manufacturer OMT-Veyhl and their engineers in a VAVE effort to manufacture and deliver their mission-critical parts and assemblies. Supplying and providing cost effective material alternatives and offering creative manufacturing techniques WRP utilized its global supply team in providing significant efficiencies and solutions improving both speed-to-market and cost savings metrics. Most recently, a key OMT-Veyhl Supply Chain Leader had this to say about World Resource Partners… “ I am working on a presentation of departmental WINS and am listing our development of WRP as a win. Your company’s ability to source overseas and hold inventory in your local warehouse has been huge”.
Global Manufacturing with Just-in-Time Distribution
Global sourcing with strategic manufacturing partners in Asia, SE Asia, and Europe. Our in-country global teams manage suppliers and quality inspections with rapid response. Regional warehouses manage inventory with just-in-time delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
WRP engages in a strategy as a critical backup mechanism for customers impacted by the domestic labor shortage. Our supply base is well established and dependable due to ongoing quality inspections and improvement programs from our teams living in the country. Additionally, one of the benefits of working with WRP is that we hold sufficient inventory in our warehouse in Byron Center, MI, to ensure our customers have more than enough part flow to allow for ebbs and flows in their business.
Over 5 years ago, WRP saw that we needed to diversify from our dependency on sourcing predominantly from China. Since that time, we’ve built a very robust supplier partner base in Vietnam that has exceeded our expectations. Our current customers have seen a savings of up to 15% or more in parts coming from our Vietnam partners, above the savings they obtained from sourcing in China. Given the current tariff situation, we can expect that savings gap to grow even further. WRP is continuously analyzing opportunities throughout the globe to ensure that we have the most reliable and cost effective supply chains.
China is and will likely remain a leader in low cost manufacturing. Few countries have the combination of people, natural resources, infrastructure and technological experience that China has. WRP maintains a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Ningbo, China. Even with the disruption caused by tariffs and the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been able to meet our customers’ cost and processing challenges with our supplier partners in China. Ultimately this decision is left to our customers but WRP stands ready to assist with this decision.