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How To Tell If Your Metal Manufacturer Is Versatile Enough For OEMs

Keeping your production lines at capacity and meeting customer demand is less complicated if your metal manufacturing supplier always delivers quality parts on time.

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Good Relationships Are The Key To Effective Supply Chain Integration

OEMs and suppliers are steering away from aggressive negotiations because they no longer compete in the market as individualistic companies. Supply chain integration is changing the manufacturing landscape.

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How To Improve Logistics Efficiency In Your OEM Purchasing Strategy

Purchasing managers at OEMs are increasingly under pressure to prioritize logistics efficiency in their procurement decisions.

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Nail Your Procurement Budget With A 7-Step Spend Analysis: Part 3

Conducting a supplier spend analysis is the most comprehensive, organized approach to understanding weaknesses in your procurement plan. With your finalized data in hand, you’ll be able to develop a strategy for cutting back on metal manufacturing costs.

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Nail Your Procurement Budget With A 7-Step Spend Analysis: Part 2

Conducting a supplier spend analysis provides valuable insight into your procurement budget. With your spend data right in front of you, you’re able to consolidate suppliers and cut back on metal manufacturing costs.

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Nail Your Procurement Budget With A 7-Step Spend Analysis: Part 1

Practicing strategic procurement is essential to control costs. The right plan gives you direction on procurement goals as well as company-wide objectives, helping you reach them in a targeted way.

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3 Hidden Factors That Influenced Steel Price Trends In 2016

Purchasing managers at OEMs may not always have time to examine the materials market on a higher level because much of their work depends on making day-to-day buying decisions.

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Do You Have Sufficient Control Over Your Inventory Accuracy?

Inventory accuracy can mean the difference between a calm day at work and chaos.

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Why Scheduling Is Imperative For Meeting Your Custom Machining Demand

You’ve probably faced one of these situations before: Your OEM has a sudden increase in customers due to market interest or an economic upturn, or you’re presented with a major sales opportunity for a large customer.

While these are both promising scenarios, you need your custom machining supplier to increase production to deliver on new orders.

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3 Ways A Welding Expert Ensures Your Production Line Keeps Running

With a precisely executed production schedule, you’re able to fill your customers’ orders on demand. Avoiding problems like defective metal parts and late supplier shipments helps you minimize production downtime. But component quality should be a given if you’re working with the right contract supplier.

Not only do you need the basics covered, but you also need a welding expert that understands the finer details about how to keep your production line running. From data expertise and inventory management to strategic collaboration, your welding contractor should support your OEM production in the following three ways:

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