These questions are really good and also challenging in a context and market that is constrained for materials, constrained for shipping and generally high demand – which means
– suppliers are probably not that keen on taking risk with consignment offers
– they have customers who are prepared to fully fund containers up-front
– it is backing people who are ‘existing’ and not ‘new’ as they have choices

Question – do you need to focus on the paperwork, or first focus on the deal with the actual supplier?