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Understanding the hidden risks in an offshore supply chain  + [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Jill Worth

3/7/16 5:00 AM

There are many risks involved in selecting an OEM suppliers. Understanding them is essential to running a successful business. In our white paper "Hidden Risks in Your Offshore Supply Chain", we’ll examine three strategic areas to include in your supplier selection process: Cost, Scheduling, and Compliance.

Cost

Cost is not just the final price you pay for a part. Cost also includes shipping, time to market delays, quality control checks as well as labor. Cheap foreign labor is becoming more expensive.  Offshore suppliers face a more demanding workforce. And, today’s consumers are demanding that suppliers provide improved working conditions and pay. All of this is driving up the unit cost of goods sold.

Are you aware of the hidden risks associated with your offshore supply chain?  Download our new PDF guide

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Topics: Manufacturing, Reshoring, Supply Chain

How to Improve Product Safety through Regulatory Compliance

Posted by Paula Hynes

6/16/15 10:30 AM

Regulatory compliance has become a focus in recent years.  Products from other countries, particularly China, face additional scrutiny.  From car seats to dog treats, there have been numerous safety problems. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Made in America, Supply Chain, offshoring

How to Avoid Scheduling Problems with Offshore Suppliers

Posted by Paula Hynes

6/11/15 8:00 AM

There are many risks when it comes to selecting OEM suppliers. Understanding them is essential to running a successful business.  In this article, we’ll examine the factors that impact scheduling and time-to-market when using an offshore supplier.

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Topics: Made in America, Reshoring, Supply Chain, offshoring

Quality Certifications and Why They Matter

Posted by Paula Hynes

6/2/15 10:00 AM

In the past, many businesses operated on the assumption that their vendors were in compliance with the latest rules and regulations regarding their industry.Technology and materials were limited, so buyers worked with manufacturers who could produce the best product often without clearly defined quality guidelines or parameters.

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Topics: Plastic Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

INFOGRAPHIC: Minimize your supply chain risks

Posted by Jill Worth

3/13/15 11:00 AM

A few weeks ago in our blog, we introduced our newest white paper "Hidden Risks in Your Offshore Supply Chain".  In the infographic below, we highlight the 3 primary areas we focus on throughout the white paper that should be included in your strategic decision making process.  When you take all of the factors into account that can impact the cost, scheduling and quality of your manufactured part, you can make a more informed decision about your supplier selection.

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Topics: Infographics, Supply Chain

Minimize your offshore supply chain risks

Posted by Paula Hynes

2/13/15 10:00 AM

There are many risks when it comes to selecting OEM suppliers. Understanding them is essential to running a successful business.  In our new white paper, we’ll examine three strategic areas to include in your supplier selection process: Cost, Scheduling, and Compliance.

Cost is not just the final price you pay for a part.  Cost also includes shipping, time to market delays, quality control checks as well as labor.  Cheap foreign labor is becoming more expensive.  Offshore suppliers face a more demanding workforce.  And, today’s consumers are demanding that suppliers provide improved working conditions and pay.  All of this is driving up the unit cost of goods sold.

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Topics: Manufacturing, American vs Overseas Manufacturing, Reshoring, Supply Chain

Improve Efficiency with a Material Requirement Planning system

Posted by Paula Hynes

1/15/15 11:30 AM

Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset.  We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.

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Topics: Plastic Injection Molding, The Rodon Group, Supply Chain

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