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.
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:
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.
Let’s say the unexpected happens: When you start production on a piece of equipment, you realize you don’t have the necessary parts.
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.
Working with a metal manufacturer that eliminates waste related to material use, time and movement helps your OEM save on manufacturing costs.
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.
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
Keeping your production lines at capacity and meeting customer demand is less complicated if your metal manufacturing supplier always delivers quality parts on time.
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.