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Here is Why Keeping Your Outsourcing Close to Home Makes Sense

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When you need precision stainless steel tube parts processing, finding the right supplier can be challenging; after all, you probably don’t have a CNC machine shop on every corner offering tube laser cutting, value design, and multi radius bending services! But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a choice when it comes to tube cutting, pipe bending or CNC services! When you shop around, you’ll probably discover that there are many overseas companies submitting bids substantially lower than their American counterparts. But the reality is that there’s never a free lunch, and you should always wonder what corners that they’re cutting to offer that low bid.

Learn How CTB Works to Augment Your Lean Manufacturing Strategy

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In the late 1970s, manufacturers quickly learned that surviving in the era of increasing competition meant finding ways to improve profitability without raising prices. They knew that they needed to manufacture their products more cheaply, but without sacrificing quality. They decided to take a process-oriented approach to solve the problem, and over time, this approach became known as lean manufacturing. Lean manufacturing has become standard operating procedure at thousands of companies, and it’s hard to dispute its success.

3 Reasons Value Design Means the Best Value for You

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When people think about manufacturing, they probably imagine huge factories full of huge equipment cranking out huge numbers of products. But the truth is that over time, manufacturing has become very specialized. These days, most companies only manufacture a few parts on their own and outsource the rest, then do final assembly in-house. As long as all of the suppliers deliver the right parts, and deliver them on schedule, this new arrangement is quicker and more cost-effective. It also sounds a lot like collaboration, but is it?