Product Development and Sourcing

In the end, every industry is driven by good sourcing of products The supply chain includes operations directly from a product conceptualization debate, presenting artwork and computer-aided design to develop a sample. We provide "value-added services" such as custom packaging design and development, specified labeling, barcoding and tagging of safety, etc.

2A Sourcing makes best use of its experience to speed up the process of product development & sourcing. With high margin pressure, this is an area that provides our buyers with important cost savings. Our sourcing capacities also enable us to assess a particular, fresh supplier on our buyer's request for their operational & financial strengths.

Vendor Management

Companies are increasingly relying on suppliers to provide their businesses with goods and services. Large and small companies can depend on tens, hundreds or thousands of suppliers to supply their own products or services. Vendors can provide important parts of a current product, provide services or assist with the acquisition of customers. Vendors provide important connections within the supply chain of a typical company. Vendor compliance is a key aspect of business operations in highly regulated industries whereas, in non-regulated industries, vendor compliance is just good business practice.

Basic Vendor Compliance

Companies should monitor various key aspects of their seller relationship. These include compliance with the terms of your contract, compliance with industry norms, supplier viability and general supplier inspection. A regular review of the relationship terms should be conducted. Do they have insurance? Do they comply with the legislation and regulations in force? Are the products or services being delivered? Finally, main vendors ' viability should be tracked based on the business ' risk. If they fail to perform or stop working, your capacity to function could be interrupted.

Vendor Compliance in Regulated Industries

Many highly regulated industries such as finance, banking, healthcare and pharmaceuticals have legislation and regulations requiring companies to monitor all their suppliers and related third parties for compliance with the law. For example, Financial businesses such as banks and credit unions, for instance, must monitor all suppliers with whom they exchange client information to comply with IT, safety and data management laws. The penalties for failing to manage supplier adherence may be very high in some instances.

Vendor Compliance Policies

Companies should implement a vendor compliance policies in regulated and non-regulated industries. If a seller fails to conduct, the policy should outline the legal conditions, operational expectations and implications. It is an excellent business practice in a non-regulated sector, but it may be required to have a supplier compliance policy in a regulated sector.

Product Development and its five phases

What is Product Development?

Product development, also known as new product management, is a series of steps that involves conceptualizing, designing, developing and marketing of freshly created or rebranded goods or services. The goal of product development is to grow, retain and boost the market share of a company by meeting customer demand.

Product development typically relates to all phases deeply involved in taking a product from a concept or idea, through the release of the market and beyond. In other words, product development embodies the journey of a product.

Five Phases of New Product Development

To compete with multinationals, small businesses need to continually update their products in order to adhere to present trends. The new product development method is the cycle from conceptualization to final market implementation that a new product has to undergo.


This is the first stage where a company source ideas for a new product. Business clients, competitors, newspapers, magazines, employees and vendors are some of the sources for new product concepts. Small businesses can be limited in terms of techniques for generating ideas based on technical research. This stage is crucial as it lays the foundation for all the other phases, the ideas generated must guide the overall development process of the product.


The ideas produced must be screened to filter out the viable ones. The company strives for opinions from employees, clients and other companies to prevent the pursuit of expensive, unfeasible ideas. External industry factors affecting small businesses, such as competition, laws and technology changes, influence the decision criteria of the company. At the end of the screening process, the company remains with only a few feasible ideas generated from the large pool.

Concept Development

The company undertakes research to understand the future expenses, revenues and profits of the product. The company performs a SWOT analysis to define the market's strengths, and weakness possibilities. The market approach is designed to define the target group of the product, which promotes product market segmentation. Segmentation of the market is essential because it allows the company to identify its niche. The niche recognized influences most marketing choices.

Product Development

Product development involves the product's actual design and production. Development starts with a prototype manufacturing facilitating market testing. The business owner decides on whether or not to undertake large-scale production based on the results of the tests.

Commercialization and Rollout

In the development stage, favorable results precede large-scale production and marketing. The company launches its campaign to promote the new product at this stage. During this stage, market research is carried out, which influences the timing and location of the product launch.
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