Imatech BV is a ship supplier of electrical technical material in its widest range to ship owners, ship management companies, and offshore companies. Its core business is to provide all facets of marine electrical equipment as it is used on vessels these days.
The family business was founded in August 1973 by Mr. and Mrs. Haverkamp. The name Imatech is an abbreviation of "International Marine Technics". The eldest son, Mr. Erling Haverkamp, performing as Managing Director, took over the company in 2001. The office is located near one of the world's largest ports, Rotterdam.
Imatech signed a contract with MicroSourcing on January 6, 2012, and started hiring data processors to undergo the training. On February 25, the trainees flew to The Netherlands for two weeks of training. They underwent extensive training on how to properly encode Request for Quotations (RFQs) in Microsoft Navision which they receive through email and portal. It was March 12 when regular operations started in our MOA office.
MicroSourcing assigned an operations supervisor who will serve as the point of contact for Imatech. The POC is the one who coordinates with the other departments of MicroSourcing. Among the tasks would be to take the lead in the preparation of requirements in cases of hiring ramps due to expansion and even backfills - this covers recruitment needs, technological requirements, and production performance reporting. The POC does follow-ups when it comes to operational concerns and issues, while results are presented to the clients through email or meeting updates.
"Having the experience of outsourcing processes nearshore and offshore to countries in Eastern Europe as well as India, working with MicroSourcing has been a very positive experience. Given the nature of the ship supplier business that Imatech is in, the Philippines was the first place to look at when they decided to outsource their entire RFQ data entry process. During the selection phase, we discussed Imatechís wishes and demands with a couple of companies in the Philippines and right then, MicroSourcing came out on top.
Both in the startup phase as in the operational phase, I've enjoyed the professional hands-on attitude at MicroSourcing. All together, itís a highly transparent process embedded in clear communications. And in case something needs attention, you can rely on MicroSourcing to take care of it swiftly. In close cooperation with Imatech, MicroSourcing has managed to recruit the right people for the job, train them thoroughly, and last but not least, to realize a smooth and quick transition. Once in steady state, working together with a single point of contact enables Imatech to closely monitor the performance and make improvements.
Based on my experience, I can honestly say that MicroSourcing makes outsourcing easy. So if you plan to outsource to Asia, MicroSourcing is the company to turn to."