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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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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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