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 […]
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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 […]
Most manufacturing executives will agree that outsourcing production to a foreign country is difficult. But shelter manufacturing simplifies the process for companies and benefits them in ways many executives are unaware of. Let’s explore some of the many benefits afforded to manufacturers who outsource to Mexico via a shelter company.
The demand for electricity in industrial and consumer applications is growing by leaps and bounds. And the demand for safe and reliable technology to harness electrical power is also growing worldwide. The outlook for the global switchgear business market remains promising in the coming years, and growth is expected in most sectors. Switchgear Business Demand […]
Now that tax reform has become law in the United States, what impact will it have on manufacturers? In the manufacturing industry, all eyes have been on the new tax legislation. The hope was that several positive initiatives would make it into the final bill. Below is a breakdown of the legislation as passed and how it […]
Companies today are faced with a myriad of challenges, one of which is in determining when to outsource a part of the process. Product design is such an important step in delivering quality products that it can be difficult to outsource of this stage. But with bottom lines becoming increasingly tight, companies can’t always afford to keep each phase in house, and knowing when to outsource product design is vital to remaining competitive and profitable.
We’re all familiar with the negative statistics about the state of employment and manufacturing in the United States. The consensus is that the US doesn’t manufacture anymore. But this simply isn’t true. US manufacturing is on the rise, and though conservative at present, the number of manufacturing jobs returning to the US is also on the rise.
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.
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.