Just as testing equipment is important for maintaining consistent quality, processes must be maintained. Why should you be using a proven process, and working with companies who also have them?
1. Provide Consistent Quality and Solutions
Use of proven process systems allow customers the same degree of quality and care, and ensures a superior solution to problems on a continuous basis. They don't have to guess whether the end result will be quality. Your history and process proves that it will be.
2. Offer a Visible Pathway to Success
Inconsistency can be resolved by using a proven process system. By making decisions and working with clients using a similar framework and proven plan every time, you establish a pathway for your success.
3. Maintain Transparency
Use of a Proven Process not only alleviates you of risk to excessive time or financial obligation, it allows for a transparent workflow. You can easily see cooperative phases of assessing, designing, and realizing a solution – all while retaining control.
4. Adapt Easily To Customer Needs
This strategy allows changes to be integrated as per your needs at any point in time. Need to ensure that a customer will receive their their services in a specific adjusted time frame? Refer to your past experience and proven process. No need to guess if the job can be accomplished with customized customer needs.
5. Verify Customer Satisfaction
The vision of process management is to verify that your expectations are exceeded. Businesses without proven processes results in variable times in returning solutions or feedback. Delivery times may be unexpected, costing you extra, unforeseen costs, and missed due dates. In contract work, this could have harsh effects due to a client’s dissatisfaction, resulting in loss of return orders. For the ambition you’ve invested, working with companies with variable strategies yields a risky return.
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Instead, look to an engineering and manufacturing company with a proven track record of implementing successful policies that fit into our customer’s goals. Using the methods to advance your idea into reality, we can more efficiently, effectively, and cohesively achieve answers. A sustainable supply chain allows for stability and job security tailored to your needs. Utilizing this project management system, CME has serviced countless customers over decades.
You’ve put a lot of hard work into your vision, and you are dedicated to creating a superior end-result. You shouldn’t have to be afraid of a low-quality end-result or faulty components. Testing is the only way to guarantee the quality and durability of your products. When considering the safety of your product you should consider what types of testing are necessary. For instance, pressure testing ensures a product’s safety, compliance, and efficiency.
Testing saves you time and resources, and it is a necessary building block toward the successful launch of a product. Another type of testing you might want to consider is calibration. Calibration laboratories and testing centers help to provide these services. CME specializes in pressure calibration services. With an A2LA accredited ISO 17025 Calibration Lab, we have the tools to ensure success across a variety of situations, and we can adapt to your needs.
CME also provides certificates of compliance to customers who require one, building your reputation and helping you fulfill more orders. CME offers a comprehensive list of equipment serviced on our website. As a part of our commitment to customer success, we also offer a free calibration after four pieces are calibrated.
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.
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 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.”
There is a persistent myth in the manufacturing industry that custom work only comes at premium prices, and that spreading out manufacturing duties among low-cost vendors is always the most cost-effective way to get the job done.
In reality, custom manufacturing and engineering processes can actually save companies money while delivering higher-quality output. No matter how complex the job is, custom manufacturing helps remove risk, ensure organization, and make the design and production processes more efficient.
Custom Manufacturing Streamlines Logistics to Avoid Delays
Time is money. The more production is delayed, the more it costs, and the less efficient the project is. When companies opt for component-by-component manufacturing using disparate suppliers instead of a turn-key solution, there is much more that can go wrong in the production schedule.
Communication and shipping logistics are a constant source of stress and risk because each provider is a crucial part of the supply chain. One hiccup anywhere along the line, and the whole project will be set back. These dependencies create the risk of cascading delays caused by missed deliveries or variations from the original specifications.
Turn-key custom manufacturing streamlines the supply chain and mitigates delays to help control production costs. Adapting to unexpected changes or challenges to keep a project on schedule is significantly easier when everything is made under the same roof.
Quality and Complexity Directly Affect Manufacturing Costs
Saving money on individual components by focusing solely on low prices often ends up being more expensive in total, due to redundancy and potential product design or engineering errors in the supply chain.
Discrepancies don’t just slow down production—they lead to low-quality output. Quality issues create substantial costs for manufacturers: delays and rework are just the tip of the iceberg compared to warranties, recalls, and lawsuits. Working with many suppliers increases a company’s exposure to these risks
Custom manufacturing supports cost-effectiveness of any project by delivering high-quality products and superior customer service. For example, the supplier will be equipped to provide replacements and spare parts at the proper specifications.
Custom manufacturers can be more agile and responsive in all parts of the design and manufacturing processes. As the requirements evolve over the course of a production run, an experienced custom provider can confidently adjust to changes. Every step is performed in the same facility, by consistently trained engineers who understand the holistic goal of the job.
At Custom Manufacturing and Engineering, we work hard to disprove the “custom costs more” myth by designing and manufacturing cost-effective, high-quality products. We love to design and build—contact us to learn more.
It sounds like a paradox: how could a turn-key custom manufacturing solution cost less than soliciting competitive bids for each individual component?
Sometimes sole-sourcing is the only option to meet the unique needs of OEMs, Key Tiers, and System Integrators. The turn-key services and ready-to-use deliveries associated with sole-sourcing help save time and money on custom manufacturing projects—and more effective quality integration supports better end results.
Understanding the Costs of Managing Multiple Suppliers
When the requirements for a job are complex or require custom engineering, companies typically solicit bids from a large group of providers. Comparing bids to get the lowest price on each part appears to be the most cost-effective strategy. However, the long-term costs of managing multiple suppliers can easily outweigh any short-term savings.
Without a turn-key solution, companies are likely to face added costs from:
-Production overlap and redundancy: The more providers a company works with, the more inefficiencies are inevitable. Unnecessary redundancies can add substantial cost to custom manufacturing projects.
-Miscommunication and incompatibility: Working with multiple suppliers increases the chances of miscommunication—resulting in production of incompatible parts and leading to new costs or delays.
-Extra time spent coordinating with suppliers: With disparate low-cost providers, significant amount of time must be dedicated to coordinating between all the suppliers to keep production on schedule and resolve compatibility issues.
-Cost of poor quality: Quality integration is critical in custom engineering and manufacturing processes. Spreading supplier contracts across a large number of low-cost suppliers can expose a business to quality-related risks. The average cost of poor quality is estimated at 5-30% of gross sales—although manufacturing companies are often only aware of a fraction of the total cost.
How Sole-Sourcing Delivers Cost-Effective Results
Sole-sourcing can help deliver the agility and attention to detail that are hard to find when working with a large group of lowest-cost suppliers. Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. (CME) provides competitive turn-key solutions for design, development, and manufacturing processes.
Separate suppliers might offer the lowest prices for individual components, but sole-sourcing can be a more cost-effective option overall because of the convenience and efficiency provided by a “one-stop-shopping” experience.
Imagine grocery shopping for ingredients for a large meal. You could hunt down the lowest price for each ingredient at individual shops all over town, or you could choose to purchase everything from one market. The time and cost of driving from store to store probably outweighs the savings from finding cheaper prices.
Even within the production timeline for a single product, it’s natural for requirements to evolve over the course of design, production planning, and manufacturing. With a large network of suppliers, changes are often difficult to communicate and implement in an efficient, timely manner—resulting in wasted time and resources. If your suppliers can’t accommodate new requirements, you could end up back at square one, searching for providers.
Sole-sourcing makes it easy to implement modifications to your product design or manufacturing processes. With one point of contact, communicating changes is easy—and you can be confident that your supplier understands how new specifications fit into the big picture.
Using a sole-source solution is an effective way to ensure consistency and attention to detail in your supply chain. CME can provide end-to-end quality integration for your custom design and manufacturing needs—mitigating delays, costs, and risks related to poor quality.
Find out how CME can apply the value of sole-sourcing to your next manufacturing or engineering project.
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