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Why Should I Switch to a Sub-Contract Manufacturing Partner?


Even if you have contemplated using a sub-contracting manufacturing partner for specific projects, it’s crucial to understand the benefits this type of business relationship can provide. There’s no doubt: businesses can achieve the highest level of efficiency and productivity when they focus on doing what they are best at.

Consider the fact that a third party company can take some or all of your products and produce them at a faster rate, and possibly with an even higher degree of quality. They are able to do this because their specialty lies in working with companies similar to yours who need to outsource operations that fall outside of their main competencies.

Ultimately, sub-contract manufacturing is a highly cost-effective option for completing manufacturing projects that are reliable, on time and within budget. This option eliminates the need for you to invest in additional staff, increase facility space or add equipment.

Continue reading to learn why it’s beneficial to switch to a sub-contract manufacturing partner.

Reasons to Consider Working With a Sub-Contract Manufacturer

While your company may have the tools necessary to develop, design, engineer and produce your core products, there are often advantages to working with a manufacturer that specializes in providing effective solutions to your production needs. Working with a sub-contract manufacturer can lead to significant cost savings due to bulk purchasing and reduced overhead costs, as well as the ability to take advantage of resources like skilled labor, advanced technology and equipment, and in depth-experience.

Cost Savings

One of the most significant benefits of working with a sub-contract manufacturer is the ability reduce the costs of products and services incurred upon your operation, as well as the costs passed on to your customers. Since contract manufacturers often acquire materials in bulk, and have strong relationships with specific suppliers, they can often get materials at a much lower cost than a company making a one-time or small volume order.

Beyond that, sub-contract manufacturing companies typically hire highly skilled workers, who can produce items faster and with more accuracy and efficiency. Since the manufacturer will be responsible for handling all production, investments in expensive equipment and other technology can also be eliminated.

Utilizing Existing Resources

Beyond the cost savings benefits of leveraging skilled labor, advanced equipment and technology and facility space, you can also save a lot of time and effort that would otherwise be involved in researching, purchasing and hiring such resources. When you decide to work with a sub-contract manufacturer that has already invested in the right resources, you can leave some or all of the process in their hands, while you continue to mange and grow your business.

In-House Engineers Can Help Optimize Your Design

If at all possible, look for a  partner who employees in-house engineers, offering design services. Typically, these engineers have specialized skills and experience specific to the process you choose. They can work to help you optimize your design through material choices and in-line processing recommendations you may not be aware are possible.

Having in-house engineers available to work on your projects adds more perspective, which could help reduce your material, production and shipping costs. Without these engineers, your project will still be completed to your specifications; however, this means that if you have any mistakes in your design, they will be apparent in the final product.

Mitchell Machine | Sub-Contract Manufacturers

Mitchell Machine’s team of manufacturers is here to guide you through the process and any questions you may have. We’re a custom machine building company in Springfield, Massachusetts. To request an estimate for custom machinery, sub-contract manufacturing, or any of our other manufacturing solutions, call (413) 739-9693