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Supply chain transparency and certainty has become imperative in several industries such as food and retail, however manufacturing and construction has been less essential. If resources are coming from a reliable source and they’re genuine, that’s all there is to it. Up until now….
Product availability is now one of the number one concerns architects have when specifying a product. Knowing where to get it, how much and how soon concerns all parties involved in a project, from the architect to the project teams. It is imperative that the stock from product manufacturers is available in the right place at the right time.
Supply Chain Uncertainty
As COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on global supply chains in 2019-20, it has become evident many Australian sectors rely heavily on foreign suppliers for goods.
Subsequently, many suppliers to the non-residential construction and infrastructure industries have struggled to keep up with the recent changes in global trade. Restrictions on travel and closed borders have also forced many firms to re-evaluate their supply chains in terms of global risk.
It is almost impossible, however, for most firms to anticipate every type of risk, and the only way to prepare for the unknown is to ensure flexibility across the supply chain. That is, being flexible enough to find alternatives sources if suddenly one supplier or region becomes unable to supply the business. Typically, alternate sources should already be established however suppliers need to have the right expertise and processes in place to understand various scenarios and move quickly to adapt.
Moddex is the leading supplier of low-risk, compliant modular balustrade and handrail systems in Australia and New Zealand.
Our modular barrier systems offer the industry’s lowest lifetime cost of ownership and we’re the first choice where any degree of engineering complexity in design, program or resources is needed.
Moddex: Supply Chain Certainty
At Moddex we understand the importance of a robust supply chain. Over the past decade, we’ve consistently been breaking new ground, engineering modular systems to overcome challenges across a broad range of industries and projects.
As a result of the unwavering commitment to stay at the forefront of our product category, we have diversified our supply chain to enable the continuous innovation of our product range whilst simultaneously guaranteeing products are fully stocked.
Moddex works with several suppliers globally and locally to ensure our strong in-stock position. The table below is a high-level breakdown of the percentage of product sourced locally and globally:
Components for our products ranges can be sourced from two regions at any given time and/or have an interchangeable part should the main components be at risk in any given region. Our suppliers also keep inventory on hand in case of future supply disruptions and/or peak construction periods.
Local Content and Job Creation
As a 100% Australian owned company, our warehouse, production and assembly lines are located across the Eastern and Western seaboards. Having warehouses in multiple States in Australia, as well as a company in New Zealand – we are not reliant on any one site to supply our projects nationally.
Our local presence and reliability are part of the reason we were selected as a contractor on projects like Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre. Aiming to be the first retail building worldwide to achieve full certification under the Living Building Challenge, Moddex satisfied local content and local job creation targets. This was followed by an exhaustive compliance review of the composition and manufacturing processes for all products and componentry.
We ensure raw materials are of the highest quality, sourced from only the best suppliers. We track and trace all materials to ensure our extremely high standards are always met.
Trust That You’re in Award-Winning Hands
The construction industry relies on many stakeholders to keep projects moving. Moddex is proud to be recipient of the 2019 Supplier of Year award at the Australian Construction Awards. Supplier of the year is a company that provides quality, on time, every time.
Moddex won’t let you down – our mission is to make life simpler for you and give you certainty of:
With Moddex, you have the confidence of knowing that our strong in-stock position means we can deliver what you need, when you need it.
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