Logistics and Supply Chain
Epec Engineered Technologies is the best in the world at innovative supply chain and manufacturing solutions. Because we focus on procurement, manufacturing, quality and logistics - rather than just focusing on one dimension - we look to provide an unmatched customer experience. Electronics ODMs, OEMs and EMS providers know that a robust supply chain is important for their business. Epec's approach is implementing forward supply chain processes in areas such as forecast management, replenishment strategies, warehousing and logistics and electronic data interchange (EDI) along with forever focusing on reducing production lead times.
Our global electronics manufacturing and engineering footprint covers operations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, speeding your market access by providing the best technical and production resources in the industry. All of Epec's facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and UL certified and connected by our proprietary IT systems, which allows us to provide accurate and timely updates on any order, any time of the day. The market is driven by unexpected changes and Epec prides ourselves by helping technology driven companies meet even the most demanding requirements.
Check out this article by UPS on 3 ways high-tech companies are lowering costs.
Our Shenzhen Team
Epec's Shenzhen Operation includes 40 full-time employees in logistics, quality, engineering, product development, accounting, and procurement to reduce lead times and ensure quality.
Each of Epec's manufacturing facilities has fully trained inspectors, because our most important goal is delivering quality. See our blog post on managing quality with Asian PCB manufacturers for more information.
Price Of Oil
The price of oil has a very real effect on our business for several different reasons:
- It is a driver of raw material costs as most of the base laminate and other materials are derived from a petroleum product.
- The cost of transportation from our factories around the world can double in a very short period of time and one of the costs that often gets overlooked in transportation is the fuel surcharge that the carriers change every week that is pegged to the price of oil.
Therefore, we are sharing this up-to-date chart of oil prices for your review.