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5 Key Ingredients Of A Strategic OEM Parts Manufacturer

The right OEM parts manufacturer should add more value than simply delivering items from a purchase order. Your supplier should be easy to work with, open to taking on new challenges and adept at problem solving. You need a fabrication supplier that is committed to keeping your production lines running.

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7 Critical Elements An OEM Fabricator Must Have In Place To Promote Safety

OEMs usually have very high standards for safety, and they expect the same from their metal manufacturing suppliers. Not only does a safe work culture benefit employees, but it also improves the quality of metal parts your supplier produces.

The right OEM fabricator makes sure safety is its highest priority by putting the following seven program elements into place:

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5 Questions Metal Manufacturers Must Ask To Solve Your OEM’s Challenges

Many OEMs face a complex mix of fluctuating challenges. It can be difficult to boil down the symptoms of these problems into a clear picture of your actual overarching problems.

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3 Ways An OEM Supplier Practices Inventory Control To Improve Reliability

Let’s say the unexpected happens: When you start production on a piece of equipment, you realize you don’t have the necessary parts.

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7 Ways A Metal Manufacturer Should Offer Versatility For OEMs

In running a business, you can’t always plan for the unexpected. That’s why it’s important for the partners you work closest with to be flexible to your changing demands.

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How Suppliers Use Lean Manufacturing To Eliminate Waste And Create Flow

Working with a metal manufacturer that eliminates waste related to material use, time and movement helps your OEM save on manufacturing costs.

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3 Ways A Metal Manufacturer Fine-Tunes Its Services For OEMs: Part 2

Most OEMs expect their supplier to ship high-quality parts on time and help achieve the lowest manufacturing costs. Part one of this blog series discussed how the right metal manufacturer should add value beyond quality and delivery.

From speeding up quote turnaround time and product launches to leveraging lean manufacturing experience, your supplier should work to fine-tune its services and meet your most challenging demands.

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3 Ways A Metal Manufacturer Fine-Tunes Its Services For OEMs: Part 1

If you’re an OEM working with a metal manufacturer, you already expect the highest quality metal parts, on-time deliveries and cost-saving efficiencies.

So what truly makes a fabrication and metal finishing supplier stand out from the crowd? It 
must be the ability to adjust its services to suit OEMs’ most challenging demands, including fast quote turnarounds and product launches, lean manufacturing expertise and inventory control

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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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