Outsourcing wood components makes good sense. It can oftentimes save money and enables you to take advantage of other’s design and production expertise, thereby saving on the personnel and capital expenditures that would otherwise be required if you were to produce the parts in-house. If any of these thoughts run through your head, outsourcing is most likely the best decision you can make:
Outsourcing wood components makes good sense for furniture, cabinetry, closets and other types of manufacturers, whether large, mid-size or small. The ability to obtain quality products, consistency, as well as design expertise, are just some of the benefits realized by these companies. Savings in production time and money, by not having to invest in additional labor, inventory and equipment, are others. Don’t just take our word for it. Read what these companies have to say.
Newer generation looks at outsourcing differently.
You currently manufacture your product line in-house but you can’t justify the capital investment to follow the trends. Consider these three factors to determine if outsourcing wood components is the right strategy for you.
The eternal question for any manufacturer is whether to make versus buy, particularly when it comes to wood components. There are, however, a number of benefits for outsourcing components, chief among them inventory and cost control. In the webcast, “3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components,” these and other ways in which working with a components supplier can enhance quality productivity, design and product diversity for manufacturers are discussed.
Outsourcing components offers numerous benefits for manufacturers of all sizes, including cost savings, inventory reduction as well as improving lead time in the production process.
Part 1 of a series detailing John Bassett III's experiences with Chinese manufacturers, excerpted from the book "Factory Man."