If you have been unsure about starting the offshore manufacturing process, we have great news. Offshore manufacturing can be complicated and overwhelming even though many business owners understand the benefits. There are many great resources to help you understand the process, make it less overwhelming, and even manage the process for you. Utilizing today’s technology, taking advantage of the experience of others, and investing in professional services can position you for success as you move forward with plans to manufacture your goods offshore.
Ask for Advice
First and foremost, don’t hesitate to ask for advice if overseas manufacturing interests you. If you know Request to meet with others that have gotten involved, to discuss their experience. Ask how they got started and what pitfalls to avoid. Also, ask if they have any suggestions as you move forward.
You may be surprised that there are additional sources in addition to those who are navigating the offshore manufacturing waters with you. You can schedule a free consultation with companies that specialize in offshore manufacturing. A no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a professional who understands the ins and outs of the business will answer your questions, provide you with real insights about the process, and evaluate your readiness for this type of manufacturing.
When you talk to professionals and those who have come before you, you may learn about contract manufacturing services. This is a viable option for businesses who want to manufacture globally but can’t find the right factory. Offshore manufacturing can be overwhelming for individuals and companies with no experience. Contract manufacturing speeds up the process, reduces the stress, and removes the guesswork.
Contract manufacturing is partnering with a company that has spent years in offshore manufacturing and has built relationships with offshore factories. The offshore contract manufacturer will meet with you, answer your questions, and discuss your products and goals. They will then find the factory that has the experience to work with your type of product and the materials and manufacturing processes necessary to ensure repeatable quality. An additional benefit is these factories have been vetted to be professional, timely, and reliable. These manufacturers will have a reputation for respecting your intellectual property and trademarks. An exceptional offshore manufacturer will also stand behind the factory and offer a no manufacturing defects guarantee.
Offshore Management Services
If you have already moved your manufacturing offshore, but things are not going as smoothly as you would like them, offshore management services (OMS) may be a better fit for you. OMS services offer all of the benefits and services of traditional contract offshore manufacturing services; the difference is those services and expertise is brought to bear on your specific situation. With OMS, you can continue to run the day-to-day operations of your business while the management service takes care of the details of manufacturing offshore. Your troublesome offshore supply chain will quickly be put right without requiring you or your people to leave your office.
OMS is an excellent investment for many business owners. It allows you to leave all stressful details to professionals who have the experience to be efficient and cost-effective. Their people are residents of their respective country and are familiar with the language and customs. Their team will innately understand how to avoid issues before they turn into a problem. OMS is surprisingly affordable and eliminates the worry caused by a troublesome offshore supply chain.
Many businesses know that manufacturing overseas is a proven option that, if done correctly, can increase profits and position their business for tremendous success. Yet, many details and common pitfalls make them hesitant to make the move. Whether you take advantage of contract offshore manufacturing or OMS, you benefit from years of experience and expertise that cannot be found anywhere else. You are then free to focus on the day-to-day operations of your business.
Today’s technology enables us to measure, track, and calculate our options faster and more easily than ever before.
One such technology is a cargo load calculator. Knowing how many shipping cartons will fill a container or how many MORE cartons you may be able to stuff into a container to maximize the yield of that container can be a real profit booster. Taking advantage of these types of programs allows you to see more options, ask “what if” questions, and increase your profitability.
ITI Can Help You Navigate Offshore Manufacturing
If you are considering offshore manufacturing and are unsure where to start, ITI is here to help you. Businesses in many industries have relied on ITI Manufacturing since 1974 to help them manufacture offshore efficiently, confidently, and profitably. Contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.