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Checklist of Items Needed to Quote a Part

When it comes to reducing lead times, transparency and open communication are the keys to success. It’s important to identify all of your needs upfront to your vendor/supplier for the fastest and best results.

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How to Create a Supplier Base That Works Hard to Solve Your Problems

Download our guide on “How to Create a Supplier Base That Works Hard to Solve Your Problems” 

Supplier relationship management can be challenging. Rest assured that with the right approach and strategy you can cultivate them into a proactive partner who sees your success as his own.

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Houston, I love you.

A piece by our CEO, Mush Khan

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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.

Topics: Communication Evaluating a Supplier Setting Expectations Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics Supplier Relationship Best Practices Reduce Lead Time On-time Delivery

Improve Your Supplier Relationship Management

Industrial procurement professionals have a tough job!

There are multiple internal stakeholders to please, deadlines to meet, costs to reduce, quality expectations to satisfy...and the list goes on. It is a job that seemingly never ends.

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APS Offering Complimentary Needs Analysis

APS Plastics & Manufacturing is offering “Complimentary Needs Analysisto help evaluate your machined parts supply chain and current suppliers, by identifying areas for improvement in:

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Three Ways to Reduce Lead Times

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 ways to reduce lead times, making the process of getting parts fast and practical.

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