Since the suppliers of the car parts already exist, information about the supplier is no longer necessary, but information about the parts to be imported acts as an area of focus. In collaboration with the joint venture partner, any information about the part: price, quality, and quantity are established. At this stage, the supplier is orientated into the procedure required to import through GCC into the UAE.
After collecting necessary information about all logistical requirements and car spare parts descriptions, contacts about the supplier, are sought especially phone numbers, emails among others. The information about the supplier helps in enhancing communication as to how the products will arrive at the joint venture, car spare business (Norton, Diamond & Pagach, 2006). The firm is also at liberty to request for quotes, proposals, information, and bids in case it may want to transact with other firms in India and China.
The stage entails carrying out consultations, establishing whether the car spares to be imported meet, the threshold required, checks on the warranty are also established. Any other information regarding installation of the car spare passes through examination and even trials may be undertaken (Schniederjans & Cao, 2002).
As soon as the mentioned stages are completed, negotiations about price and availability of the car spare commence. Negotiations about delivery schedules mark the signing of the contract of purchase between the supplier in China to Abu, USA and India.
During this stage, the supplier takes charge and prepares how to ship the car spares, establishes the delivery date, and establishes how payment will be made depending on the contract signed between the involved parties. The supplier may also take the mandate of offering after sale services.
During this stage, the firm can evaluate the performance of the car spares basing on the terms and conditions of the contract. The supplier may carry out maintenance activities depending on the agreement, or may train the firm workers on how to install or use the car spares.
After the consumption of the car spares, some of them may be disposed because they are obsolete, or worn out. This means the contract has expired, and the joint venture company needs to re-order new car spares. In case, the quality of the ordered products was satisfactory, and the relationship between the supplier and the joint venture firm has been unquestionable, then, the firm may re-order stock via the same suppliers (Schniederjans & Cao, 2002).
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