Tips for selecting a contract manufacturing partner Outsourcing some of a company’s processes has long been in the arsenal of forward-looking organizations. Initially, it was primarily used as a short-term option to reduce costs or deal with a new product or a large order. As time passed, it has grown to become a fundamental part […]
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It’s the same story with many companies who consider contract manufacturing. They grow, begin exceeding in-house production capacities, decide to find a contract manufacturing partner, and realize outsourcing is just too difficult and confusing. This guide will walk you through the first considerations to evaluate, which questions to ask, and how to know contract manufacturing is right for your organization.
When US President Donald Trump announced in March that he would be imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum – and in May that US allies would not be exempted – it was domestic manufacturing that responded negatively to the news. Recent news indicates US manufacturers may increasingly outsource production to avoid not only the price increase on inputs but also the added cost of exporting goods to countries imposing retaliatory tariffs on US goods.
In spite of a general trend towards less manufacturing in the United States, the US manufacturing sector is doing well. Output is increasing, value is on the rise, and some areas in the US are experiencing significant growth in the manufacturing sector.
Optimizing supply chain management is no longer just a mere business function. It is a vitally important business process. Manufacturers and producers miss out on substantial profit potential by overlooking key steps to simplify, shorten, and optimize. This is what you need to know to maximize the potential of your end-to-end supply chain.
The Process of Metal Stamping Metal stamping transforms metal sheets into various shapes and sizes using dies and presses. The most common presses used in metal stamping are mechanical, hydraulic and servo-mechanical. There are several tooling techniques that can be deployed depending on the application, volumes and part complexity. The advantages of utilizing the best […]
Much is happening in the metal fabrication market, and 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year. There are several metal fabrication trends to keep an eye on as we enter the new year. These trends generally look promising, but there are some concerns to keep abreast of as well.