SOLO’s ERP system (called ERP2) more than simply rivals the highest technology offered on the market today. ASN’s, website in multiple languages, custom reports, custom graphs, and even apps are all available with SOLO’s ERP2 system IT technology.
Financing inventory is exactly what SOLO’s finance devision does so that global commercial terms between the customer and the supplier are able to be met.
In many circumstances, it is best to let the manufacturer do what they are best at doing, …. making high quality and cos competitive parts. If the supplier quotes FOB nearest port, SOLO can take care of everything else and package it up in an “all in” piece price.
SOLO regularly participates in brainstorming sessions to cover value added value engineered (VAVE) and Year Over Year (Y.O.Y.) cost savings ideas in material procurement, sub supplier performance, manufacturing, packaging, and global logistics. nearly every year SOLO has provided cost savings ideas that were successfully implemented by SOLO’s customers.
The SOLO team is hired by certain customers to review, take ownership, and improve corporate supplier’s PPAP submissions so that when they are submitted, the customer is able to approve the supplier on the first submission.
An IMMEX certification is a special legal way to avoid paying the Mexico IVA tax (16%) for parts that enter Mexico, but whos final destination is outside of Mexico. Many people have heard of a maquiladora and an IMMEX is actually the parent certification (with many more possibilities and privileges) than a maquiladora.
There are several ways, but the first question to ask is, “where is the final destination of my parts?”
- If the final destination is the USA, … then MPF bundling, HTS Code changes (legally), cash flow duty push outs, and more …
- If the final destination is outside of the USA, … then complete avoidance of USA duty, HTS Code changes (legally), and more …
A FTZ is like a location inside the USA, which is not really inside the USA. An FTZ can do everything that a Bonded Warehouse can do, … but also much more. If you want to change HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule)
All of SOLO’s customers can purchase services one at a time, bundled together, or the entire group together.
- If you only want Warehousing Services (VMI), but not Global Sourcing, …. that is no problem.
- If you want QC (as needed) + Warehouse … or … Freight Forwarding + Warehouse, that is no problem.
SOLO will never start sorting until the responsible party officially receives written word or written estimates from SOLO and is approved. There are times that the customers place great pressure on SOLO QC, but unless SOLO has a written sign off by the responsible party, SOLO QC will not begin work.
You can see everything relating to your parts in both countries (USA/Mexico) on SOLO’s website.
Visible Pipeline 2 – www.shipsolo.com
SOLO accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal. You can pay any bill from SOLO’s website.
SOLO takes confidentiality very seriously. The top suppliers in the global automotive and truck industries usually work with multiple channels and sources in circumstances that sometimes call for creativity and flexibility. In these types of situations, SOLO usually has signed confidentiality and service agreements which give protection to the customer, the supplier and SOLO.
SOLO’s staff includes Manufacturing Engineers who also attend conference calls, face to face meetings, and various sales events / activities.
- In many business cases, SOLO is assigned a supplier from the customer who has already hammered out price, terms, and conditions.
- In many cases, SOLO introduces suppliers to customers to initiate the business.
- In many cases, the supplier hires SOLO to handle / manage a business case in which terms / conditions have already been established.
SOLO works in percentages that are below the industry standard rates. All of SOLO’s costs are 100% open book fro suppliers and customers to see. In most Global Sourcing business cases, SOLO can wrap multiple services together for a single % of the overall piece price and that % is still below the average rates for our industry. In short, SOLO can compete and win business cases based on price alone (not to mention the word class services offered).
SOLO can use our internal EDI systems or pair up with customer specific EDI systems. In most cases, SOLO runs in tandem using SOLO’s own internal EDI (ERP2) and also the customer specific requirements.
SOLO has the capability of delivering product directly to the final destination of the customer location. However, in most cases, the customer asks to have their own carrier pick up from SOLO’s warehouse and deliver to their site.