Posted on 02-21-2017
When you’re looking for a supplier of injection-molded plastic parts to use in your manufacturing process, you have a lot of choices. As you evaluate and compare companies to partner with to produce plastic parts, there is an area to consider that is sometimes overlooked: efficient shipping. After all, the most perfectly crafted part has little value if it’s not there when you need it. Investigate whether the plastic injection molding company integrates technology to guarantee delivery on time.
One way to compare companies when it comes to efficient shipping is by asking which key performance indicators (KPIs) they track and how well they perform. KPIs may vary from company to company, but here are three general ones that will give you a good idea of how a company measures up:
Evaluating whether a plastic injection molding company has efficient shipping processes in place is an important consideration when choosing a supplier. Also, take time to learn about the company’s culture, whether they are committed to reducing waste not only in shipping with less production time and less waste, but across the board. Good suppliers are constantly looking for ways to improve their performance, such as incorporating the latest technological advances for better shipping efficiency, or having their engineers analyze their processes to reduce waste and defects.
Working with a company that sets standards and meets or exceeds them will ensure you receive a quality product that meets or exceeds standards — and that you have it on time.