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.
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As simple as it may sound to reduce manufacturing costs, many producing companies are often at a loss. But the plain fact is, it does not matter how popular your product if you can’t sell it at a profit. It pays to understand these key ways to reduce manufacturing costs and increase profitability.
The ability to reduce production cycle times can be a powerful competitive advantage. A company’s cycle time is a measurement of their efficiency and a bellwether for profitability and competitiveness. However, it’s not easy to reduce manufacturing cycle times, focus on learning how to reduce cycle time, or justify the expense of additional logistics investment without understanding the value. Indeed, the benefits of reducing cycle times can more than compensate.
In the interest of avoiding unnecessary inventory storage and management, many assembly plants take advantage of Just in sequence (JIS) manufacturing. This process is highly specific and detailed, but assembly lines minimize wasteful buffers by utilizing this streamlining technique.
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.
What is Mexico’s relationship to manufacturing? How affordable is manufacturing in Mexico? And what legal framework governs import/export manufacturing in this Latin American country bordering the world’s largest consumer market? This overview will answer these and other questions, showing how and why Mexico came to be a manufacturing powerhouse and outsource location of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious companies.
Of the many choices companies face when producing products, outsourcing manufacturing ranks among the most difficult and confusing. There are numerous benefits from utilizing manufacturing outsourcing services in many cases, but there are also pros and cons to be considered. Furthermore, there are numerous ways to outsource, and not all of them make sense in […]
The process of successfully submitting military manufacturing bids can be long and daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Ultimately, the entire procedure can be summarized in five simple steps that we will detail below. The Need for Military Manufacturing The United States defense industry relies heavily on US companies for military manufacturing. And this […]
Due to more certainty regarding the stock market and tax reform, the aerospace and defense manufacturing outlook appears quite positive for 2018. Last year was a record year with higher defense spending, increased commercial aircraft deliveries, and increasingly large industry transactions. Growth is expected to increase throughout 2018 and beyond. Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing On […]
Companies who outsource their manufacturing typically think of China and other Asian countries. Yet in many cases, contract manufacturing in Mexico makes the most sense, due to labor cost considerations and logistics. There are different modes of outsourcing, but for many, the contract manufacturing option is the most advantageous. This is especially true in view of the convenience and cost efficiency of Mexican production.