When Does a Contract Manufacturer Need a Contract Manufacturer?

Posted by Liz Knapp on Oct 20, 2015 9:08:00 AM

Contract manufacturers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are large international companies with sites around the world that are finely tuned lean manufacturing machines. Others serve a niche and may be an American Small Business.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

6 Ways An Injection Molding Company Can Improve Your Time To Market

Posted by Liz Knapp on Aug 10, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Keeping a competitive edge in today’s market requires speed and agility when launching new products. Time to market for new products has become further and further compressed. Early engagement with a full service plastics partner can steam-line your development process and accelerate your time to market.  

Here are six ways a full-service plastics partner can help your business reduce time to market for new products.

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Topics: Finishing Operations, Injection Molding, Contract Manufacturing

How Using Contract Manufacturing Can Grow Your Business

Posted by Liz Knapp on Jan 9, 2015 2:03:00 PM

Contract Manufacturing is a process that's about more than getting the parts you need. Here at Ferriot, we think of it as a partnership - and like any good partnership, that means working hard to ensure you get what you need.

How Can Contract Manufacturing Help Grow Your Business?

Working with a contract manufacturer can allow for someone else to:

  • Source componentry from domestic or offshore manufacturers, based on what you want and need.
  • Qualify vendors so you don't have to.
  • Mold and paint plastic parts for use in the final product.
  • Assemble sub-assemblies or the final product.
  • Ship products to order, or provide Vendor-Managed Inventory services.
  • Drop Ship directly to Customers if you don't need them going through an intermediary.
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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

Supply Chain Manufacturing in the International Marketplace

Posted by Brad Martin on Dec 19, 2014 3:17:30 PM

One may wonder how it is possible for a plastics company located in Akron, Ohio to work with multi-national companies, serving their international market needs. For international companies that sell their product all over the globe, it does not make sense to invest in several production regions around the world. Instead, companies will partner with supply chain manufacturers in their own country to assist with subassemblies of their final product.

Supply chain manufacturing companies typically develop the part we’ve been contracted for and then we work to ship that part to the next facility for final assembly. This allows the company developing the product and the companies that work to build that product to act as more of a cohesive team. Since we are typically just a piece of the puzzle, attention to detail is crucial. Ordering, scheduling, tracking arrival times, and part inspection all play a role in the supply chain manufacturing process.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

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Specialized engineering assistance, complex thermoplastic material development, injection molding, finishing, contract manufacturing, and commitment to total quality management.

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