If you’re starting a small business, your impulse may be to have your products manufactured within the confines of your company. However, you may not be completely prepared for all of the processes that go into product manufacturing. There is much that manufacturing requires, and you are not obligated to make your products in-house. You could alternately choose a contract manufacturer, which would allow you to have your product manufacturing completed by a third party. With that being said, let’s look into some of the benefits of working with a third party when manufacturing products.
Product manufacturing involves the usage of complex pieces of equipment, as well as a good deal of training. If your employees are not well trained or experienced, there is a risk of injury during the manufacturing process. For example, according to OmegaFlex, their materials’ maximum working pressure should not exceed 25% of the nominal rated burst pressure after correcting is done for the application temperature. Generally, the safety factor is 4:1. These are issues that can go unnoticed unless you work with an experienced manufacturer.
Again, it can take time to ensure that your employees and machines are ready for manufacturing. This is time that could be spent focusing on other aspects of your business, or simply jumping to production. If you work with a third party, you can ensure that your production lines kick into gear much faster than they would otherwise.
Another major reason why you should consider third-party product manufacturing is that it’s often more cost-efficient in the long term. You won’t have to invest in equipment, or, for that matter, permanent employees who have the training required for manufacturing purposes. Rather, you’ll just need to pay for services, and in some cases, the materials used (depending on the type of agreement you enter into).
Simply put, you’ll receive a better product at a faster rate if you work with a professional third-party provider. These providers know what they’re doing, and can achieve perfection faster than you would on your own. They won’t require trial and error, and you won’t have to worry about mistakes.
If you’re looking for materials to include in your processes, consider contacting Universal Hose and Braid. Our product manufacturing efforts are extensive and sure to suit whatever needs you have. Call us today to learn more!