Procurement

Chemigraphic operates a comprehensive Business Continuity Management System.

We expect our suppliers to be aware of this and cooperate fully in achieving its objectives. The full policy statement is available upon request, but briefly states:

The scope of Chemigraphic's business continuity policy relates to the continuity management of its design, development, manufacture and test of prototype and production, electro-mechanical and electronic assemblies, sub-assemblies and complex cable looms.

Its objectives are to ensure the prompt and efficient recovery of these essential operations, from any incident or disaster occurring at, or to, the company. We are therefore committed to developing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) with the primary objective of preventing or restricting disruption to a level that does not impact adversely upon our stakeholders.

Chemigraphic has a dedicated purchasing department with a highly experienced team of qualified buyers.

Our global supply chain gives us the ability to source specified parts on behalf our customers and ensure that they arrive on time and are fully inspected and stored in the appropriate manner.

Chemigraphic procures upwards of 1.5 million components a month – comprising PCBs, passives, semiconductors, connectors, cables, metalwork, plastics, fixings and much more.

Within our approved supplier base we have a global sourcing platform covering both active and obsolete components - if it is available then we will find it! Working closely with our supply chain, we have up-to-date knowledge on the availability of all our currently used materials and can advise our customers on any potential supply problems.

When a customer's product is ongoing we will arrange for long lead time or difficult to obtain components to be buffered, ensuring continuation of supply.

Where components are becoming obsolete, in consultation with our customer, we will arrange for last-time buys of sufficient stock to cover production to a product's end of life.

Following the introduction of RoHS compliancy, many components are no longer available, due either to the rationalisation of component manufacturers' production lines, or having had their part numbers changed. To assist our customers - many of whom are exempt but have stringent approval criteria to meet - we have introduced a fully comprehensive process to verify that the RoHS alternative is acceptable before offering it to our customer for their approval.