Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Built on a heritage of over 25 years of market activity and a combined industry experience in excess of 70 years, here at Esprit we are very proud of our supply chain success. We have developed a cohesive and strong workforce fully competent in providing a first-class service and tailor-made solutions for our clients.

Risk Management

Our clients enjoy the benefits of working with a materials account manager from concept stage through to product realisation. Our policy is to provide as much material information as possible to the client not only during the bid and NPI processes but throughout their products lifecycle.

  • Product lifecycle management/obsolescence risk analysis (eliminating re-design costs)
  • Technical FAE support via our strategic suppliers
  • Value Engineering (increasing value by either improving the function or reducing the cost)
  • Standardisation
  • Analysing potential lead-time issues (reducing time to market)

We maintain a healthy portfolio of supply partners locally, nationally and across the globe offering the full range of capabilities required to fulfil our clients requirements and providing resilience to disruptions in supply. When developing customer focused supply chain solutions risk management is always a key consideration and we therefore analyse, assess, agree and apply contingencies against the risk of every eventuality.

Custom-built Supply Chain Solutions

Each supply chain solution is tailored to meet the individual customers requirements and may bring into consideration:

  • Forecast and Demand Fluctuation Management
  • Agreed minimum and maximum materials liability
  • Lead time reduction
  • Systemised inventory control
  • Consignment stocking
  • VMI
  • Kanban
  • Buffer stocking
  • Thorough vendor selection and audit processes
  • Production kitting
  • Vendor assessment, selection and rating
  • Delivery consolidations
  • Kitting

Minimum liability coupled with maximum flexibility

The materials group relish the significant part we play in the overall success of our business and are committed to maintaining the first class service we have become known for throughout the industry. As a team we strive to follow the principles of continuous improvement with a consistent approach towards the use of best practice procedures.

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Group Overview

AEI Group is a leading UK provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), bespoke Filtered Connectors and world beating OEM solutions to the Building Controls, Automation and HVAC market. Our extensive range of Manufacturing services and OEM solutions are delivered through our group of companies: Esprit Electronics, Icon Electronics, PCB Partners, AEF Solutions & Open System Solutions (OSS).