COVID-19 has disrupted the world as we know it, global travel bans, quarantine timeframes and factory closures implemented since the outbreak have exposed flaws in global supply chains, including the end-to-end electronic supply chain.
Before the outbreak, equipment engineers routinely traveled to conduct equipment inspections before purchasing. However, international border closures and access limitations inside facilities have disrupted the supply chain as buyers needing equipment are hesitant to invest without the added confidence provided by in-person equipment inspections.
To address this challenge, Macquarie is helping clients pivot to a digital model by utilising video technology for equipment inspections. The Virtual Inspection Program provides the ability to perform equipment inspections, but without the cost, worry or hassle of travel.
Macquarie coordinates with all parties and pre-arranges the inspection timing and scope.
Using a video conference platform, the inspection is typically performed live by the seller or Macquarie specialist.
Over the course of the inspection, the dedicated Macquarie specialist addresses questions, assists with translation, and manages post inspection details.