With continual technological advancements and ever-changing product requirements, finding an adaptive, American flexible manufacturing partner that can keep up is essential. As you evaluate potential partners, look for one within the United States offering the flexible manufacturing technology to adjust to all situations.
What is Flexible Manufacturing?
A flexible manufacturing partner can react to adjustments as they occur, whether they are predicted or un-predicted. Common adjustments that flexible manufacturing can account for include:
1. Lead Times and Order Size
Change of plans? Need to increase your order size? With a flexible manufacturing partner, this isn’t a problem. At PST, for example, we have the staff and equipment to adjust to almost all situations, including changes in lead time, order quantity and more.
2. Changing Material Requirements
If you need to use a newly developed stainless steel or other exotic metal, a flexible manufacturing partner should be able to respond, quickly and easily, integrating the new material into the production line without missing a beat.
3. Engineering Expertise
Choosing a flexible manufacturing partner with robust capabilities is important but integrating engineering expertise into a project can bring it to the next level – offering design insights and prototype development.
PST engineers answer high-level questions but also get their hands dirty – reviewing projects to identify cost saving measures and improvements. Our experienced tooling engineers also develop custom solutions, modifying existing inventory to create one-of-a-kind components.
4. Rapid Turnaround
A flexible manufacturing process should ensure you, as a customer, get the product you need quickly, without delays. Choosing an American manufacturer, rather than an international partner, will further reduce time delays, ensuring rapid turnaround, quick shipping and delivery.
Another benefit of flexible manufacturing? We can adjust to your exact needs, offering solutions like induction heat treating. Learn more about our heat-treating process in the video below.
If you’re ready to work with a flexible, American manufacturing company who can meet your ever-changing needs, contact PST to get started.