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Checklist of Items to Communicate to Your Supplier to Reduce Lead Time

In an ideal world, the mission critical parts you need from your machine shop supplier would be at your receiving dock with the wave of a magic wand.  We don’t live in the magic world (yet). However, there are some things you can do to get the critical parts you need as soon as possible. This involves setting up your machine shop supplier for success, so they can help you meet your scheduled goals.

Here are three (3) easy ways to reduce lead times:

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  1. Pick the right machine shop
  2. Tell them what you want
  3. Tell them when you want the parts and how often

Transparency and open communication are the keys to success

Transparency and open communication are the keys to success in your supplier relationship management when it comes to reducing lead times. With it, your supplier will be setup for success – allowing YOU to meet your scheduled goals and reduce lead time.

Download APS Plastics’ checklist of items to communicate to your supplier so they can meet your standards and deliver what you need.

With this downloadable PDF checklist, you will:

  • Identify key information to communicate to your supplier
  • Understand the importance of being specific with details to get exactly what youchecklist icon.jpg want, when you want it

DOWNLOAD "Checklist of Items to Communicate to Your Supplier to Reduce Lead Times"

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