This service appears with the need of the purchasing department to monitor the progress of manufacturing in relation to quantity, quality, packaging, compliance with standards, deadlines and delivery place.
Expediting, therefore, is one of the major activities contributing to the successful execution of major projects; it enables the site construction work to proceed as scheduled and helps to minimize delays and costly product deficiency issues. In those large-scale projects, such as refineries or power plants, delay caused by late delivery or low quality grade can represent an incalculable cost impact on the project.
Expediting requires detailed and quantified analysis of causes and effects throughout the critical path of fabrication of a given piece of equipment, from ordering to delivery. This includes Order (or procurement) status and Delivery Schedules; Inventory of equipment in stock; Design verifications; Progress in Manufacturing, Testing, Packing, Shipment and Delivery.
Our inspection personnel manage all the quality activities relating to equipment, materials and commodities in order to ensure that vendors’ obligations meet Purchase Order requirements and contractual delivery terms.
Our expeditors always provide real-time and transparent data to our clients and verify that purchasing specifications have been properly understood and applied on-site.
Correct implementation of vendor expediting is essential for construction planning as timely delivery of equipment and materials reduces potential penalties in not meeting construction completion dates. Our expeditors conduct physical verification of the vendor’s progress against identified milestones to assure completion is in line with the production plan.
OCA International has a wide international inspectors network facilitating the coordination of global expediting activities.
Our expediting experts support projects within the following industries:
- Oil & Gas
- Power & Utilities
- Wind Energy
- Solar Energy
In time identification of threats and bottlenecks thanks to expediting visits.
Recognition and elimination of critical deviations in early phase.
Avoidance of late deliveries and hence penalties.
Support in achieving settled milestone payments.
Minimize costly product deficiency issues.
Assurance of company reliability and integrity.
Better communication between client and suppliers.