Many of the customers who have walked through our doors have one simple question in mind: “How will my project fit into this industrial equipment manufacturing company? And will they have enough resources to give my project the time that it needs?”
The manufacturing capacity of an organization is the “make-it” or “break-it” point of a company’s ability to sustain and meet the aggressive deadlines within the manufacturing industry. Having established, robust, and up-to-date practices ensure that products will make it to the end-user when agreed upon.
If you’re currently in the market for a Contract Manufacturer it may seem daunting to assess a company on their processes to ensure that they are established and in place. To make this task less intimidating, here’s a break-down of what you should be on the lookout for when vetting through companies to manufacture your major mechanical assembly.
Financial Capabilities Vary Greatly at Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Companies
Equipment & Floor Capacity
One of the easiest ways to assess a contract manufacturer’s manufacturing capacity? Take a look at their equipment and floor space. How is your machine going to fit into the picture? If you’re not sure then ask.
While any company can claim to make the available space for you, they should still provide you with a clear picture of how they plan to manage your project while driving the economic success of your business.
Supply Chain Management
An industrial equipment manufacturing company’s throughput needs to be properly managed if you’re going to trust them to take your project into the future. If your company has just created a new machine or major mechanical assembly then you understand how quickly the number of parts adds up on the BOM.
When you’re considering a contract manufacturer, you need to have the peace of mind that they can not only manage their current customers’ needs and projects, but that they can successfully handles yours as well on top of their current tasks.
A contract manufacturer with a strong supply chain infrastructure will be able to handle the manufacturing of your machine with ease. This infrastructure needs to be properly managed in order to feed the manufacturing needs of the company.
Problems easily arise in the manufacturing world, between processes and a strong supply chain infrastructure that can quickly solve a problem to have minimal impact on overall throughput will make an impact on your machine’s production.
If you’re in the market for industrial equipment manufacturing companies, checkout our free checklist by filling out the form below for insightful tips on what to look out for during your journey.