3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components: Free Webcast
April 19, 2015 | 12:43 pm CDT

Outsourcing cabinetry components offers speed, quality, and consistency. If your supplier provides quality and consistency, outsourcing can mean zero waste.

In this free webcast, a trio of experts from Drawer Connection, Northern Contours, and Elias Woodwork cover opportunities for profitable capabilities only available through outsourcing wood components. 

They will also explain how outsourcing can make it easier to keep up with the latest trends in color, texture and materials. And for specialty components made infrequently, or requiring specialized equipment, outsourcing provides a high-value-added specialties like contoured doors and .

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What you'll learn:
• How to evaluate and track supplier quality
• What payment terms can you negotiate
• What are the signs a supplier isn't right?
• How to simplify material logistics in your shop 

Who should attend:
• Cabinet Shop Owners
• Furniture Manufacturers
• Moulding & Millwork Shops 
• Door Manufacturers 


Steve Harmon
President & CEO
Drawer Connection

Based in Mesa, AZ, Drawer Connection manufactures custom drawers and drawer boxes, using dowel, dovetail and box-joint construction. Drawer Connection has been serving custom cabinetmakers and the commercial cabinet industry since 1997.

 3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components: Free Webcast

Michele Weitzel
Home Organization Channel Manager
Northern Contours

Michele has extensive experience in developing market channels for wood component manufacturers. She travels frequently throughout the U.S. and Canada working with closet companies to stay on top of current and emerging trends in the closet/home organization market. Northern Contours, St. Paul, MN,  is a leading manufacturer of cabinet components for the Kitchen & Bath industry, as well as specialty components for Commercial industries. 

 3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components: Free Webcast

Jeremy Funk
Marketing Manager
Elias Woodwork
Since joining Elias Woodwork in 1998, Jeremy has held worked his way through the Winkler, Manitoba wood products manufacturer over the years, including job costing, order processing, production scheduling, customer service, business development, product development, software development and now marketing.

3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components: Free Webcast



Bill Esler
Editorial Director
Woodworking Network

Bill Esler is responsible for coordinating all content for Woodworking Network, including its namesake magazine, related newsletters, and Woodworking Network Live conferences at Cabinets & Closets Expo, at the 2015 Toronto Wood Machinery & Supply Show, and at other industry venues. He also chairs the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee, the woodworking industry education advocacy arm of WCA.

3 Keys to Outsourcing Wood Components: Free Webcast

Panel Sizing: New Ways to Maximize Yield  

Raw material pricing is on the rise, so getting more from each panel during production is critical.


Our experts will present ways to reduce waste, including some new approaches that rely on increasingly  on machine intelligence to calculate the best cut patterns, and automated materials handling to minimize damage during material transfer.

We’ll take a look at panels produced in unique dimensions to further enhance yield in live production. Advantages of using prefinished panels to increase throughput, reduce factory emissions and improve overall manufacturing efficiency will also be examined.



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