Concourse Display Management (CDM) claims to have completed 45 permanent, promotional and maintenance projects for a dozen-plus brands at airports, border shops and on ships in September and October alone.
(Pictured here: A locally-based installation team working with Concourse Display Management, admiring their own work at Jorge Chavez International airport. The project included two large wall bays and a large gondola for the Lucky Strike and Kent brands.)
According to CDM Director Danica Wishkovich, these projects were located across five continents in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas and all were complete ‘on time and on budget’.
They include work in Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Amman, Russia and many other country cities, including Lima and Bangkok where TRBusiness has already reported some of CDM’s earlier work.
The company adds that ‘process, local project management and robust supply chain development’ are all key to successively delivering diverse projects at the same time in different parts of the world, as Wishkovich explained: “Logistically, it makes sense to have locally-based teams who can respond quickly and economically to even small or urgent requirements.
SAFETY AND APPROPRIATE WORKING STANDARDS
“It’s also indispensable when it comes to the use of certain materials, which local laws may dictate must be locally sourced. Supply chain selection is a complex process that takes many elements into consideration.
“Price competitiveness is of course important. However, other factors, such as modern equipment, health and safety procedures, environmental safeguards as well as fair working practices, are equally significant.
“In fact, it’s these sustainability factors that are the starting point for CDM’s supplier eligibility rubric [rules-Ed].
“These factors include confirming that child labour is not being used, that employees are wearing appropriate protective clothing, correct quality control procedures are in place and that waste is disposed of responsibly — all of which requires CDM to perform regular onsite audits.”
WORKING WITH LOCAL COMPANIES
Wishkovich adds that in those regions with a less developed manufacturing base, CDM also continues to work closely with local suppliers and ‘best-practice accreditation agencies’ to ensure that globally recognised best practices are put in place.
Citing one example, she said: “After visiting and rejecting dozens of manufacturers in Indonesia, CDM selected one that with a little help had the potential to make the grade.
“Working closely with this new potential supply partner, CDM was able to play an important role in helping this company earn its accreditation with Intertek, the globally recognised international governance and compliance body.
“In the process, CDM created a valuable and secure new supply resource to provide local manufacture for the many regional executions CDM’s local project management team oversees in the region. It’s also gratifying to support the development of forward-thinking, hard-working small businesses in emerging economies.”
IDENTIFYING GOOD LOCAL MANUFACTURERS
She says CDM has now learned to quickly identify good local manufacturers in completely new locations and she cites Myanmar as a good example. Here, the company oversaw the complete fit-out of six new stores in the new terminal of Yangon’s main international airport.
Wishkovich says that this was a brand new location for CDM, with the multi-store project locally project managed by CDM using a newly-recruited local supply base that was 70% Myanmarese (Burmese).
FROM MEXICO, CHILE AND ARGENTINA TO PERU…
The company also completed a large multi-unit project at Lima International Airport in Peru where its local project management team sourced Lima-based manufacturing resource which – with CDM management – was responsible for over 80% of the total build and 100% of the installation.
Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Wishkovich added: “It was much the same story in 2014 when CDM completed its first series of projects in the Americas, at Brazil’s three largest airports, as well as airports in Mexico, Chile and Argentina – all in time for the World Cup Finals.”
For more information on recent projects by Concourse Display management, click on the link:http://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/international/cdm-completes-multiple-dftr-retailbrand-projects/111365