Italcomes deals as buying office, contractor and combining services specialist in various product sectors, mainly in the food, furniture, industrial machineries and medical cosmetics ones.
Within the articulated supply chain system, our approach first of all involves verifying which procurement model satisfies in the most efficient way the client’s organizational structure and the choice made in terms of market positioning.
The fast chain, the efficient chain, the flexible, the continuous flow, the agile, the virtual and, mainly, the SCOR model represent strategic alternatives, sometimes feasible in parallel, which, if correctly developed, guarantee evaluation – and consequently the downsizing and the elimination – of waste, the definition of virtuous standards and a constant improvement of the entire system.
Our professional proposal, regardless of whether the starting logic is demand-driven or product-driven and whether the processes must be related to macro or micro-economic needs, mainly consists in the selection and control of suppliers on the one hand and in identification of the correct logistic solutions on the other.
With regard to the identification of suppliers, our initial analysis does not focus solely on the material and economic proposal of potential resources, but is structured in such a way as to verify, by way of example but not limited to, their financial solidity, flexibility, delivery times and stocking capacity.
Added to this approach is the possibility of accompanying selected companies and suppliers, if the product sector requires it, along the FSC® certification process as accredited consultants, so as to guarantee our customers the availability of material that meets both contractual and environments specific requirements.
The final objective is therefore to protect the durability of the investment, obviating problems that would undermine the continuity of the purchase process once it has started and taking care, if required, of the drafting and signing of the procurement contracts.
In the same way, the identification of performing logistic alternatives from an economic point of view and in terms of regularity of deliveries completes our offer within a crucial and fundamental commercial circuit.
Selection of right suppliers according to your needs and preferences
We have been dealing with well-established producers since many years and we keep scouting the markets for new sources, as knowledge of the suppliers and their production is one of our best assets.
Negotiation with suppliers to obtain the best prices and terms of payment, performance of quality spot-checks, commercial due diligence and chain of custody monitoring
We are accustomed to differentiating the approach to the suppliers and to save your money by having better leverage and negotiating power, as we deal on behalf of many customers from different countries. We perform spot quality checks and, whenever requested by our clients, we offer the additional service of monitoring suppliers’ commercial due diligence and their chain of custody for wood materials certified according to FSC ®standards.
Complete follow-up of your orders
We instruct all suppliers in writing about how to process your orders’ dispatches, down to the last detail; we keep daily contact with them to make sure they are complying correctly with the instructions and delivery deadlines given; we update you constantly with progress reports on the status of the production, delivery and shipment of your goods, replying to any request you might have as quickly as possible.
Organization of combined containers-trucks
According to your priorities, we follow up your delivery requests combining the orders for many different suppliers into single containers or trucks, avoiding you many of the extra costs such service usually generates and helping you in meeting your own clients’ expectations.
Shipment, delivery of your orders, contracting and invoicing
We determine the most efficient, fastest and cost-effective means of consolidation, shipment and delivery of each order; we make sure that your goods leave with all the documents needed to comply with your country’s customs regulations so as to ensure quick and trouble-free customs clearance; when needed, we provide the laying, assembly and packaging disposal service in accordance with your country’s laws, so to ensure safety on worksites, and we handle all the payment procedures on your behalf, whether through a global L/C opened in our name or through open payments.
With our BIM service, we offer through subsequent steps:
• The development in 3D, starting from planimetric drawings, of internal and external environments relevant to the property, made explorable in interactive mode with 360 ° panoramics
• Virtual simulation of contexts enriched with pre-selected furniture
• The provision of the relevant BIM database, containing the technical information relating to each single element
• The geolocation of the property, with reproduction of natural light conditions based on date and time
• Any external landscape implementation
Here are some of the questions new clients most frequently ask us.
Are you a manufacturers’ agent too?
No, Italcomes works exclusively in the interest of its clients, buying for them the goods produced by a vast group of suppliers we have previously scouted.
We do not accept any form of payment or commission from the suppliers but pass on all the savings to the clients.
How much do you charge?
We charge fees and commissions to be agreed upon, depending on the yearly total budget or the nature of the work.
We would be very pleased to discuss this matter having known the services required and potential total amount of orders to be placed through us.
Do you have your own catalogue?
No, we do not print a catalogue of our own, as we buy from hundreds of different suppliers, which make frequent changes. Also, we constantly look for new options, so to satisfy each client’ specific needs as promptly as possible.
Do we buy the goods directly from you?
Yes. Italcomes will place orders with the suppliers, will take care of all the shipping and follow up activities, will invoice the goods and will make sure that all the relevant documents are issued correctly and correspond to the quality and quantity.
How do we start doing business with Italcomes?
Please contact us and we would be very pleased, once we know the nature of the collaboration you seek, to work out, together with you, the best approach to start doing business.
Do you arrange mixed containers / trucks for your clients?
Yes we do. Actually this is one of the main advantages of having a buying office / contractor looking after orders which need to be combined or grouped: according to your needs, we can load goods from several suppliers onto one container or one truck, avoiding many of the extra costs.
May we need to develop a contract using certified wood, can you help us?
Yes, we can help you. Both providing a consulting service to the selected suppliers (or those we should scout on your behalf) to enable them obtaining a certification according to FSC ® standards and, then, monitoring the chain of custody the project would require.