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Advantages of HP’s Global Supply Chain for OEM Customers

Paul_Santilli

As one of the largest technology companies in the world, HP boasts one of the most extensive supply chains in the industry.  Our massive economies of scale help us contain product costs and our vast supplier network helps us mitigate risks and improve results.  These benefits are passed along directly to you, our OEM customers.

 

HP is continuously seeking innovative ways to improve supply chain visibility and control.  To that end, we’ve invested in a next-generation supply chain management system that ties together logistics providers and suppliers across four continents.  The global system improves operations by providing a common repository for order, inventory, and shipment data across the entire supply chain.

 

Factoring the supply chain into product engineering, packaging and merchandizing decisions

HP factors supply chain considerations into all facets of product development, packaging and planning.  As part of our rigorous Design for Supply Chain process, HP engineering teams take into account supply chain partners, manufacturing and logistics service providers, and OEM and OEM distribution partners when making various product design decisions.

 

The process helps product teams reduce costs, improve product quality and mitigate risks by examining:  

  • Logistics considerations – factoring distribution costs (size and weight) into product and packaging designs
  • Commonality – leveraging re-usable components to reduce material and inventory costs and avoid shortages
  • Tax and duty reduction –factoring in country of origin when sourcing components
  • Variety control – properly aligning SKU diversity (variety of product options) with market demand
  • Take-back considerations – accounting for reverse supply chain and environmental impact in product and packaging designs

HP OEM partners reap the benefits of the industry’s largest supply chain

 

As an HP OEM partner you gain all the benefits of HP’s global supply network including:

 

  • Greater predictability – our vast, yet tightly managed, supply chain ensures consistent product availability and shorter lead times
  • Lower cost – lower material and component costs translate to lower platform costs and higher solution margins
  • Higher quality – comprehensive supply chain management systems and stringent design processes yield higher quality products and greater customer satisfaction

To sum up, you get better product at competitive pricing, which translates to greater profits.

 

Learn more                                    

 

Check out the new HP OEM Portal website for Partners  

 

Learn more about how HP can help OEM Partners improve performance and lower costs with trusted, reliable HP technology. The new OEM Portal offers more details on working with the HP OEM program, focus industry solutions, technologies, and more that will help you optimize your OEM applications and value. Watch a short video tour.

 

Visit the HP OEM Program page on hp.com 

The HP OEM hp.com page showcases the quality, experience, and pedigree of the HP OEM program and why our customers are choosing HP. Visit the new site today!

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