Global MFG - Dec 4, 2019
Lost at Sea: The Impact of New Maritime Trade Regulations
As more and more suppliers arrange search parties significant time and costs associated with shipping is seldom recovered, and the future looks grim for suppliers who have not evaluated onshoring options.
Steve Anton | Material Handling & Logistics #materials #oem #supplier
Global MFG - Jul 8, 2019
The Lost Art of Building Supplier Relationships
Over the years, I've contributed about 90 articles to IndustryWeek. One of them " It Takes Two to Tango ," from 2015, dealt with the fact that in supply chain negotiations, there is middle ground if both sides are willing to compromise. The headline, suggested by my then-editor, was a bit of a stretch for me; I didn't understand how it related to the content of the article. But now I know what he was getting at. Tango dancers must coordinate and collaborate to the nth degree to successfully execute the dance.
Paul Ericksen | IndustryWeek #china #oem #supplier
Iron Castings - Feb 11, 2013
When to Collaborate on Casting Designs
Casting design is a two-part equation that must meet many requirements. The first focus is product functionality; the design and material performance that is needed for the end product on whatever component it is placed on. There is consideration for size, geometry, strength, noise and a host of other expectations that must be met in order to meet the performance requirements.
Steve Ebert | Waupaca Foundry #iron-casting #oem #vave
Iron Castings - Jan 28, 2013
Capacity, Pricing, and other Market Dynamics in the Iron Casting Industry
On the front cover of a recent issue of Automotive News, I saw something that struck me. It was a feature article containing an interesting interview with Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Quality at Chrysler Group. Kunselman was quoted as saying, "If I can build another car, am I willing to pay a couple of pennies more for a part? Absolutely." Very interesting...
Kris Pfeahler | Automotive News #iron-casting #oem