Product Sourcing Solutions and Manufacturing Sourcing
Denver Product Design offers full support and product sourcing solutions, manufacturer sourcing and procurement services with partners domestically in the US, China, India, Mexico and in other markets. We are based out of Denver, Colorado. After years of working with manufacturers both domestically and overseas, we can help with you with your product sourcing needs.
We can assist in your manufacturing sourcing for your product no matter where you are in the process. If we’ve helped you to develop you product, we already have a firm engineering grasp of its intricacies and can dive right in to find manufacturer sourcing for your product. If you already have engineering drawings, we can assist with locating an appropriate manufacturer. Or if you’re still in the concept phase we can help you to flush out your design and creating engineering drawings for manufacturing. We can even help bring manufacturing costs down for products that you are already having manufactured.
Product Sourcing Made Simple – This is what we do!
The first step of the manufacturing sourcing process is having engineering drawings to quote your parts. If you don’t already have engineering drawings for your product, our team of engineers can help with this step and we can put together a manufacturing package for your product with engineering drawings and tollerancing. It is important to have engineering tolerance drawings to submit to the factory and to make sure you’re getting accurate pricing from factories and you have specifications to hold the factory to during manufacturing. If you need assistance with this area check out our Product Engineering page.
1. Engineering Drawings and RFQ Package
The first step of the manufacturing sourcing process is having engineering drawings to quote your parts. If you don’t already have engineering drawings for your product, our team of engineers can help with this step and we can put together a manufacturing package for your with engineering drawings and tollerancing. It is important to have engineering tolerance drawings to submit to the factory and to make sure you’re getting accurate pricing from factories and you have specifications to hold the factory to during manufacturing.
2. Quote with Multiple Manufacturer Sourcing Partners
We help you to find the right factory to fit your project in terms of their manufacturing experience, their production capacity, and manufacturing equipment.
We can assist you in submitting your PO to your chosen manufacturer. This can include tooling and actual production runs.
4. First Article Samples
The first samples of the sourced product are sent to us for an engineering review then shipped to you for your approval prior to production. Sometimes issues can arise and a first article sample doesn’t turn out exactly as you hoped. This is part of the reason the manufacturing drawings are so important. We have experience sorting out issues in manufacturing and ensuring that your product is manufactured to spec. We also have experience giving advice to factories on mold modifications to improve the repeatability of your product and resolve molding defects.
5. Mass Production and In-Process Inspections for Manufacturing Sourcing
Once you’ve approved your first article samples, mass production is scheduled. If you’d like to have in-production inspections, we can help to facilitate this.
6. Final Inspection
After production is finished we can arrange a final inspection either virtually or with an in person inspector.
7. Shipping, Logistics, and Freight Forwarding
We have experience arranging shipping from your factory to your warehouse and can help support and book freight forwarders and explore shipping solutions on your behalf to handle the logistics. We can help to sort out any shipping delays or issues that arise so that your shipment arrives as quickly as possible.
8. Customs and Duty
There are necessary import taxes in the form of customs duty that are charged when products are imported from other countries. These duties depend on what item you are importing. These duty tax rates vary greatly from 0% to 100% of the cost of the product, but are typically between 5% and 35%. The duty percentage can even depend on what country you are importing from. We have experience in this area and can help you filling out the appropriate paper work to ensure that you are importing your product with the correct duty rate.
The last step is the delivery of the product to your chosen warehousing facility. Now you’re ready to sell!
Services We Offer with Supplier Sourcing
We work directly on supplier sourcing with factory’s and are able to negotiate excellent prices with them due to our on-going relationships and because we are repeat clients.
Cross quoting with multiple factories
We work with a large group of suppliers and always cross quote with multiple factories to make sure you’re getting the most competitive pricing.
Communications with the supplier and Manufacturing Sourcing
We communicate with the factory frequently and directly to assist in scheduling and help to arrange production, inspections, and help resolve issues that arise along the way.
Importation support for Supplier Sourcing
There are a lot of details involved with shipping, customs, and duty process. We can help you to successfully navigate these waters.
Our experience and sourcing expertise
We’ve been working with supplier sourcing in the US and China for years and know how to navigate potential snags or problems that can arise along the way. Also, with our engineering resources, we have the in-house know-how to help solve technical issues that may arise along the way.
Freight Forwarding and Logistics for Product Sourcing
We can also assist in arranging shipping and freight forwarding so your product arrives in your warehouse ready to sell.
Contact us today to discuss your supplier sourcing project!