Every project requires you to strike a balance between speed, cost, quality, and complexity in the supply chain. The idea of outsourcing engineering or manufacturing work can sometimes cause friction with in-house teams, but the value delivered by engaging an external turn-key supplier will help overcome those initial objections—and make you a hero inside your company.
The Build-Buy Decision is driven by Cost, Time, and Quality
Even when management has made a decision to outsource, internal employees’ resistance can still impede success on a project through sluggish communication and lack of transparency. When leadership is finalizing a build-buy decision, engineering teams’ concerns about the quality of outside work can conflict with leadership’s goals around cost, turnaround time and overall performance. Fears about job loss are also common when outsourcing is mentioned.
In fact, a decision to move to external manufacturing can make you a hero on the inside of your company by helping your company as a whole do its best work. Custom Manufacturing & Engineering (CME™) has helped many companies succeed by delivering turn-key solutions for even the most complex work.
Turn-Key Suppliers Save You Money and Time
Sole-sourcing your custom manufacturing work can drive substantial savings, yet many organizations are still tempted to keep work in-house even when there are concerns about cost-effectiveness. Sometimes management makes the decision to stay in-house because they think it will help boost morale. However, this decision can have an adverse effect, and lead to difficult compromises in other areas of the business.
Engaging CME as a turn-key supplier delivers a cost-effective solution for your design and manufacturing challenges—avoiding pain points such as inflated costs, quality issues, or compromises to your custom specifications.
You’ll also save time. The more work your external suppliers can take off your hands, the faster you’ll be able to complete each job. Time and money saved on engineering and manufacturing operations can be re-invested according to your company’s strategic priorities.
Turn-Key Solutions Support High-Quality Products
Quality management in the supply chain delivers value in the form of less time spent troubleshooting, and less money spent on refunds, repairs, and remodeling. This leads to happier engineers, better cash flow, and smoother overall operations.
CME has the certifications, the equipment, and the experience to manufacture the highest-quality products for a wide range of customers in technology-driven industries. We have both AS9100 and ISO 9001 quality management certifications, we run an accredited ISO 17025 calibration lab, compliant to TS16949, and we have over 20 years of experience in design engineering, lean manufacturing and quality integration.
When you engage CME as a supplier, we don’t just work to produce the best product at the lowest price. We aim to make you a hero within your company by fulfilling your mission as successfully as possible.