Yes, we have a direct relationship with major steel mills across the globe. We know their teams by name and they know us.
Our supply chain management services extend well beyond sourcing material which is where brokers’ services typically end. We work with you to design inclusive supply chains that span logistics, processing, single bill invoicing and many other capabilities brokers don’t provide. Most importantly, our supply chains are always designed to bring you optionality because we know the more choices you have, the more you can limit your downside.
We conduct a rigid qualification process that assess the overall quality of the material, the packaging, and the timeliness of delivery. This includes an In-person visit, no matter where the vendor is on the globe, a quality team audit and operations review.
We source hot rolled, galvanized, galvalume and aluminum materials.
We have a vetted network of mill partners spanning across the globe. We determine the best mill(s) based on customer needs and supply chain management opportunities more so than on location.
Our process is focused on engineering weaknesses out of supply chains. Tariffs are just one of many aspects we anticipate and mitigate during the design process.
Our quality control process begins long before you cut a PO. We are diligent in only taking orders we are confident we can fulfill. This discovery stage is the most important component of our quality process and is when we confirm the requirements of customers’ specifications are fully understood and documented. That same attention to detail is in place as we continuously evaluate our vetted network of mills and processors on items ranging from material quality to on-time delivery. At every step of our process, the FGM customer experience team members are your direct contacts.