We appreciate the need for flexibility with regard to the purchase order process and believe that it is our responsibility to adapt where possible to customers buying needs.
For traditional make to order purchases we generally offer a 4 week lead time, however this is dependent on the processes involved to deliver the final part. Having traded for many years we fully appreciate that there is a need for us to support our customers and we therefore work with them when necessary to configure bespoke supply order processes. These can include controlled Kanban systems and scheduled call offs.
The lead time to despatch is a key area and encompasses a full contract review, purchasing of materials and allows the entire manufacturing cycle to be completed including any post moulding operations. The mould tools held on site for our customers are subject to our tool maintenance program which keeps them maintained and ready to run when the press is available.
Our range of moulding machines allows most tools to be manufactured in at least two of our presses which can ease the scheduling process. This process is controlled through our Intouch Machine Monitoring System enabling us to manage the machine utilisation and make best use of the capacity available.
Times have changed and although some customers do still follow the traditional approach more and more want to hold less inventory stock, operate lean practises or call in what they want when they need it. This puts pressure on us as a Supplier to maintain fluidity through our systems and be pro-active in our production techniques
- Full contract review
- Make to order
- Bespoke Kanban agreements
- Scheduled call off
- Courier delivery