One element that is required when manufacturing a complex device or component is a robust supply chain.
nounnoun: supply chain; plural noun: supply chains
- the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity.
One way to ensure that your supply chain is strong is to select a contract manufacturer that understands and is able to meet your needs.
Selecting the right contract manufacturing partner can go a long way towards ensuring your supply chain is robust, and you have the purchasing power needed to keep your project on track.
Today’s contract manufacturers such as Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. have extensive manufacturing capabilities, strong supplier connections, and purchasing power that you can use to your advantage.
This means that instead of requiring your contract manufacturer to only buy from your predefined supplier base, it may be in your best interest to tap into and benefit from utilizing your contract manufacturers supplier base.
This creates a more dynamic, and strategic partnership with your contract manufacturer and allows you to leverage their expertise and buying power in order to build a better quality product.
How Can a Contract Manufacturing Partner Affect the Supply Chain?
Before selecting a manufacturer for your product, it is of utmost importance to investigate them thoroughly in order to determine they have the capabilities, and the correct mindset required to keep your production running smoothly.
Are they offering you the highest quality for the lowest price?
Will the contract manufacturer you select do everything possible in order to keep the process running smoothly?
The goal in the end is to develop a strategic partnership with your contract manufacturer built on trust and clear expectations.
Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. (or Aajogo) is a contract manufacturer, located in Tempe, AZ that understands what it takes to create lasting and profitable relationships with our manufacturing clients.
For over thirty years Aajogo has out-performed our competitors by offering superior customer service, our seasoned and professional workforce and unmatched machine capabilities and performance.
Find out how Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. can help help increase your bottom line and ensure your product is the best it can possibly be.
This infographic from NIST clearly shows how supply chains (also known as value chains or demand chains) power U.S. manufacturing.
Many people are not aware of the fact that it takes a multitude of smaller manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in order to create a larger assembled product.
Many parts contribute to the whole.
[Infographic] Supply Chains: The Power Driving US Manufacturing
In fact, over 230,000 smaller-sized manufacturers contribute to larger US manufacturers as a part of their supply chain.
Supply Chain Infographic
Supply Chain Definition
A demand chain at its essence is a systematic integration of business processes from original suppliers of raw materials to final product delivery.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) defines supply chain management as follows:
As this supply chain infographic illustrates, there are many benefits to be gained by optimizing a value chain, including:
- Lower production costs
- Diminished risks
- Protect intellectual property
- Increase efficiencies
- Decreased lead and delivery times
- Boost output
- Spark innovations
- Encourage re-shoring
- Improve profits
- Reduce Inventory
- Drive exports
So in summary this supply chain infographic covers a couple of very important topics that every manufacturer should embrace no matter what size they are.
- Defining what a supply chain is
- The impact of domestic supply chains
- How manufacturers can improve their supply chain performance