APS Plastics & Manufacturing Blog

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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CEO, Mush Khan, Panelist Speaker at Business Owners Leadership Dynamics

APS Plastics is proud to announce that our CEO, Mush Khan, will be a panelist speaker for the Business Owners Leadership Dynamics (BOLD) event on Wednesday, November 1st.

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Rice Alliance's Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum was a Success

Last week, APS Plastics’ CEO, Mush Khan, was a panelist speaker at Rice Alliance’s 15th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum. The event was a huge success! It provided great networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professionals, and business executives. 

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CEO, Mush Khan, Panelist Speaker at Rice Alliance's Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

APS Plastics is proud to announce that our CEO, Mush Khan, will be a panelist speaker at Rice Alliance’s 15th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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Houston, I love you.

A piece by our CEO, Mush Khan

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Meet APS' New Senior Planner

APS Plastics & Manufacturing welcomes to the team: Amber Richardson as our newest Senior Planner.

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Supplier Performance Score

APS Plastics & Manufacturing is proud to announce our latest "supplier performance score" given to us by a major global customer...

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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.

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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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