Choosing a supplier that lacks quality may jeopardize your business, job security, and/or ability to fulfill deliveries of products to customers. After all of your hard work, failure should not be defined by others – so who do you trust?
With so many choices, a difficulty arises. Who do you conduct business with?
Certifications are tools that allow for transparency between you and a supplier. Certifications help to support a supplier's claims that they provide efficient, trustworthy work, leading to eventful outcomes for customers and vendors.
Certifications demonstrate a dedication to quality and a willingness to work among and towards principles. They mitigate risk by offering a track record for a company before investment is even called upon. Picturing workplaces with the resolve to consistently present products to a high level of quality, in addition to standing by the company’s and the customer’s values, allows for better economic security.
Offering good quality and an affable relationship, certifications also reinforce a commitment to continual support. Quality commitment is symbolic of a business’s concern for their customers.
In turn, this is indicative of continual improvement in management, production, sales and employment . Dedication not only to withhold, yet to exceed customer expectations. CME is registered with and certified in ISO-9001 by NSF, and has held the ISO certification for years.
As a customer, you care deeply how a business is going to perform for you, not for others.
The standards for which certification agencies have established are better meters for personal experience than anecdotes.
Why not use a system that offers this expertise to you?
Certifications are the sensible method to eliminate risk to your business and its products.
CME holds multiple certifications in quality, precision, and calibration which are on display throughout our website, which contains further information available about our resolve toward
If you’re looking for a timely, professional grade solution that will bolster your reputation, look to a company whose commitment to seeing customer success has sustained it for decades.
 “ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements” ISO Online Browsing Platform (https://bit.ly/1MZTfHO)
 Levine, David I. and Toffel, Michael W. (August 18, 2008) “Quality Management and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard… Affects Employees and Employers” UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School
Figure 1. Florida Companies to Watch winners gathered together on stage at the GrowFL awards ceremony
Pinellas Park, FL – March 18, 2019 – Custom Manufacturing and Engineering, a worldwide leader known for its electronic/electrical assembly, wire harness assembly, custom control/display panels, power supply assembly, special test equipment, encapsulation/potting services, and other expertise, has been named a Winner of the 8th Annual Florida Companies to Watch. The awards ceremony took place on Saturday, February 9 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center of the Performing Arts. With more than 300 attendees, awards were presented to the Top 50 Second Stage Companies in the state of Florida.
Figure 2. CME CEO Dr. Nancy Crews and the founder of GrowFL
GrowFL is driven by one goal – to cultivate scalable second-stage growth companies across the state. Second-stage companies are the backbone of Florida’s economy and the definition of economic growth and prosperity. Second-stage companies are between $1 million and $50 million in revenue, with 10-99 employees. As the only statewide organization focused exclusively on second-stage and emerging second-stage growth companies, GrowFL’s philosophy is to identify, serve and celebrate these companies that have the best potential to contribute to Florida’s economy.
Figure 3. CME employees gathered together at the GrowFL awards ceremony
Companies were evaluated on community involvement, financial success, and ethical business practices. In a competitive category with over 500 applicants, Custom Manufacturing and Engineering was honored to receive the 8th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Awards. Dr. Nancy Crews, President and CEO of Custom Manufacturing and Engineering, received the award on stage and when asked how to inspire future entrepreneurs and said, “Utilize support organizations along the way and grow your network as wide as you can.”
It’s critical to recognize the need for a balance between competitive sourcing and maintaining a manageable list of suppliers. Minimizing the number of suppliers in the chain helps streamline the logistics of a custom manufacturing job. Companies are often wary of sole-sourcing due to misperceptions about the cost-effectiveness of turn-key custom manufacturing.
The Pains and Risks of Striking a Balance
Many companies are forced to make sacrifices when determining how to manage complicated manufacturing jobs. They can either:
OEMS, Systems Integrators, and Key Tiers also recognize that the leaner their operation, the better their output is likely to be. The principles of Six Sigma, Kaizen, or continuous improvement show that the simplest process is often the best for managing complex manufacturing jobs. This is just as true in the global supply chain as it is on the shop floor.
When companies consider not only the upfront cost, but the full lifecycle costs associated with a project, finding the best value is much more challenging. That’s when it’s often time to engage a turn-key solution provider such as Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. (CME).
How CME Helps Businesses Find a Balance
The solutions that CME provides for customers will help to balance the challenges of competitive sourcing while enhancing their lean supply chain.
CME’s Certifications Have Your Job Covered
Many companies struggle to pare down the overwhelming number of all their suppliers because they have a fixed list of approved vendors with the proper certifications. CME is unique in that it sets itself apart with three quality and calibration certifications: ISO 9001, AS9100C, and ISO 17025 and CME is compliant with TS 16949 conformance. Additionally CME is compliant with ISO 16949 for its calibration services. We take pride in our Quality certifications as a demonstration of our expertise—and our commitment to delivering consistent value to customers. Our proven experience in aerospace, defense, automotive, electronics, and other industries enables us to reduce cost and risk on even the most complex projects.
Competitive Pricing Meets High Quality
Under a single roof, CME’s turn-key services cover the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of even the most complex projects. When all aspects of the job are coordinated and executed by trained engineers accustomed to working together, it’s easier—and often more cost effective—to manufacture high-quality products.
CME’s Experience Guarantees Quality and Eliminates Headaches
CME’s 20+ years of experience in designing, engineering, testing, and calibrating—we can address your pain points solving your most complex challenges easily. We’re able to produce obscure, obsolete, or hard-to-find items to save time and money for our clients by bringing all of the work under one roof. CME combines competitive costs, outstanding quality, and great value—enabling clients to strike the perfect balance between competitive sourcing and manageability in the supply chain.
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