Like a lot of OEM manufacturers, you’ve probably considered outsourcing as an option to provide the manufactured goods your market demands at a price point that will enable you to stay competitive. It’s likely that you’ve had to make some hard decisions and some difficult compromises, and offshoring a portion of your manufacturing may seem like an ideal way to get things running smoothly again.
Unfortunately, a combination of factors makes offshoring more of a trade-off than a compromise. Even worse, after performing a careful cost-benefit analysis of potential offshoring agreements you’ll likely learn a little known, but troubling, facet of offshoring: much of the cost benefit is offset by wasted materials, time, and communication.
That’s why Central Tube and Bar entered the marketplace to benefit OEMs and service centers. Because our custom tube products are manufactured in the center of the eight state region we service, our parts get to the OEM in days, not weeks, with no international shipping hurdles to deal with.
Even better, our CNC laser cutting and CNC bending machines accomplish in one step what used to take multiple steps to complete, slashing our production times. And we’re committed to precision and accuracy with every order; every part that we manufacture will be exactly like the part before and the part after. When you order from CTB, you can expect near-zero defects and a near-zero scrap rate. Offshoring scrap rates can often reach 20 percent or more.
If a problem does arise, CTB is a phone call away, and you’ll never have to worry about language barriers or time zones. Plus, because CTB is a practitioner of lean manufacturing principles, we’re highly experienced in working with OEMs that require Just-In-Time delivery.
CTB may not always be able to beat the per-part pricing of offshore manufacturers, but when you look at the bottom line, the benefit of using CTB as your small parts manufacturer are clear. You won’t have the additional costs of scrap, your assembly lines won’t sit idle waiting for parts delayed in transit, and you won’t waste time waiting to get a manufacturer halfway around the world to address a shipment of parts that don’t fit. With CTB as your manufacturing partner, you’ll get parts that work, parts that fit, and parts that are there when you need them, all at value prices. Most importantly, we guarantee your satisfaction on all orders!
Call us today at 501-450-7750 or contact us online. Your bottom line will thank you.