TransDev Is Open For Business and Has Your Back!
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With reference to the impact of the Coronavirus on your relationship with TransDev, it is important to bear in mind that first and foremost we are both a Manufacturer and Distributor. We source motion components whilst also having a large manufacturing capacity for pulleys, gears, sprockets and belts. Our business philosophy is firmly based on utilising our strong financial position to ensure we have the stock and capabilities to support our customers. How do we do this?
- By investing in high levels of stock availability
- Maintaining multiple sources of supply
- Offering leading brands
- In-house UK manufacturing capacity
- Motion expertise
As a ‘one-stop-shop’ we like to think that when it comes to your needs ‘TransDev Has Your Back’!
So what does this mean for me?
With TransDev as your supply partner you have options! With over £4 million of stock we are already likely to stock what you need, but if we do not have it we can source it or our experts can recommend alternative products. If this is not an option then we can explore reworking or adapting stock products, or even manufacturing from drawing.
TransDev Has Your Back By Giving You Options
Globalisation has offered Buyers unfettered access to products at differing price and quality points. When TransDev has your back you still get all of that access, but it is enhanced with even more options, such as call-off orders, drive design expertise and in-house Manufacturing. These options ensure you get the products you need when you want them. The versatility offered by TransDev can be crucial when a production deadline is imminent, an offline machine is causing costly downtime or you just need reassurance that supplies will be available at a time of crisis.
So what does this mean for a crisis such as Coronavirus?
Like many UK businesses TransDev is keeping abreast of UK Government and Health Authority advice on the Coronavirus. We do this in order to protect our staff, suppliers, and customers, whilst ensuring we can maintain the best business levels possible under the prevailing circumstances.
Our stock levels remain high and are constantly under review and we are well positioned to support customers for an extended period of disruption. We also already have sourcing options outside of the current major Coronavirus affected areas. Should it become necessary our own in-house Manufacturing capability offers customers another crucial option.
Keeping a Healthy Distance
TransDev has already initiated a detailed and phased Action Plan to help minimise the possibility of Coronavirus cross contamination. One important aspect of this is the fact that the TransDev business operates across multiple buildings on its Poole site. This physical separation between Sales, Manufacturing, Special Belts, Plastics and the Distribution warehouses has enabled us to already dramatically reduce and control cross contamination potential. This is in addition to other measures taken to help ensure we will still have your back.
With a rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, we have attempted to answer the main questions that we anticipate being asked on our website. However, please note that ultimately TransDev will heed and follow the advice given by the UK Government and Health Authorities.
In summary, TransDev continues to work hard to ensure an uninterrupted supply of components, including the features and measures listed below;
- Good stock levels (+£4M)
- Alternate supplier sourcing
- In-house manufacturing
- Extensive expertise
- Physical separation of business units
- Robust and flexible IT systems
- Remote working capability
- Ongoing infection prevention measures
Where do you manufacture or source components?
TransDev sources components from Asia, the USA and Europe. The majority of our European belting products are manufactured in Germany.
Our Purchasing department has already undertaken an extensive review across all of our suppliers including our current stock and ordering position, adjusting stock levels where appropriate.
TransDev can additionally support product shortages through its in-house Manufacturing, ensuring that customers have options when they need them. Whilst this option will maintain supply, there will inevitably be an effect on the component unit costs.
What are your current stock levels?
Our current stock levels are good, with over £4 million of stock held in our Poole Distribution warehouses. At this time we have no concerns around our ability to supply products during an extended period of disruption. However, if we were to see a sustained spell of panic buying then we will revisit this assessment.
How long can you supply during an extended period of disruption?
Hardware Components: TransDev also has the ability to manufacture in-house many of the hardware products it sources from Asia and Europe. Whilst this option can maintain supply, there will inevitably be an effect on the component unit costs.
Belting: TransDev has dual brand offerings in all of these product categories so supply is sustained via Asia and Europe.
Will you restrict supply of certain components?
TransDev has always looked to maintain good supply levels to all customers. Therefore, customers stock piling components or making major changes to buying habits will be responded to fairly and proportionately to ensure other customers are not put at a serious disadvantage. Restricting supply is one option and would favour our loyal customers, but at this time we are just closely monitoring this situation.
What if panic buying ensures?
If we were to find ourselves in a situation where we had to ration stock we would support our loyal customer base before any new business.
How are you dealing with the Coronavirus threat at TransDev?
TransDev has initiated a detailed and phased Action Plan to help minimise the possibility of cross contamination. One important aspect of this is the fact that the TransDev business operates across multiple buildings on its Poole site. An integrated MRP system and Citrix client enables robust communication from Sales right through to our Warehouse automated Kardex machines and production cells. This physical separation between Sales, Manufacturing, Special belts, Plastics and the Distribution warehouses has enabled us to already dramatically reduce and control cross contamination potential. This is in addition to other hygiene measures on site, including hand sanitising stations, a strict cleaning regime and restrictions on visits to site.
How will TransDev deal with a large percentage of its workforce off sick?
As part of our Coronavirus Action Plan we have already identified the critical functions and team members required to maintain business operations. Home working via remote desktop access is also available to all office and sales employees via our Citrix client solution. This enables office based work to be conducted as normal from any location with a PC and internet connection.