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  • SOURCING / TRADING

    Thanks to our experience and know-how acquired from our various clients, Baker & Norton Associates SA
    SA is specialized in trading and sourcing activities.

    We assist our customers in the search for factories, in quality control, and we ensure that the
    various stages of production and delivery comply with the specifications as well as the standards in force.

    SOURCING

    1

    Analysis of specifications and targeted geographical areas

    Search for suppliers in the specified areas

    Consultation of suppliers and carriers

    Analysis of offers, execution of simulations of purchasing operations

    Presentation of results and recommendations through conference calls

    SUPPLIER QUALIFICATION

    2

    Travel to the site of pre-selected suppliers for audits

    Writing an audit report and sending it

    MONITORING OPERATIONS

    3

    Negotiation with suppliers and assistance in placing orders

    Negotiation of a production and delivery schedule by the chosen supplier

    Possible trips to production sites for monitoring or inspection

    Possible assistance and logistical organization

    QUALITY INSPECTION

    4

    Analysis of the inspection plan and confirmation of inspection dates with the supplier

    Travel to production sites for inspection of supplier control points
    and any additional inspections

    LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

    5

    Analysis of product typologies, packaging specifications and logistics options

    Consultation of carriers and customs agencies

    Drafting of a report with recommendations

    CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL UNIT

    6

    Analysis of customer expectations and provisional planning of the B.O.T (Build, Operate, Transfer)


    BUILD: Recruitment and training of staff(s)

    OPERATE: Respect of customer methodologies and/or implementation of adapted processes;
    Operations management, monitoring of indicators and regular reporting

    TRANSFER (possible): transfer of employees (employment contracts), equipment
    and operational documents to the client.

    PURCHASE FOR ACCOUNT

    7

    Confirmation of conditions with the supplier(s) and submission of a customer quotation

    Receipt of the customer order, placing of the supplier order(s), confirmation(s) of acceptance
    by the suppliers and acceptance with the customer.

    Order follow-up, receipt of supplier invoice(s) and supplier payment(s),
    payment of logistics service provider(s) and tax(s), customer invoicing

    BAKER & NORTON ASSOCIATES SA

    30 Dernier Sol L-2543 Luxembourg
    Tél: +352 26 10 36 72
    Fax: +352 26 10 36 73