Businesses around the globe are attempting to figure out how to recover and continue business as normal during this difficult time. Currently, many businesses that source components overseas are realizing that importing products is taking much longer than usual. This can create bottlenecks and lead to serious problems with order fulfillment. Unfortunately, the longer consumers have to wait for products, the less likely they are to order again.
Another major problem, many industries can’t access the devices and components they need. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like these sourcing problems will resolve anytime soon. This can create major issues, especially for necessary industries like medical, aerospace, and defense.
Benefits of Working with An American CM
Many people mistakenly believe that U.S. based production either doesn’t exist or costs too much. While U.S. made parts and products may cost a little more, companies can actually save quite a bit of money on shipping costs, cargo insurance, and customs fees. Another benefit of sourcing from the United States, businesses have more control over the quality of products produced and the production process. While it’s unlikely a business owner will travel overseas to view factory conditions themselves, traveling to a U.S. based manufacturing plant is much easier.
Working with a U.S. based contract manufacturer eliminates the language barriers commonly experienced when dealing with companies overseas. This makes it much easier for businesses to monitor progress and keep up-to-date with changes. It’s also easier to schedule meetings and calls.
Companies often find when partnering with a CM overseas that they must adjust their work schedule and come in early or stay at the office late to contact their contract manufacturer. This can lead to fatigue and place a lot of stress on both business owners and staff.
Carlsbad CA Contract Manufacturer
Means Engineering provides contract manufacturing services to businesses across a wide range of industries. Our team has years of experience and utilizes the very best tools and technology to ensure the production of consistent, high quality products.
Means Engineering specializes in complex engineering projects. Please contact us for more information about our U.S. based contract manufacturing services.