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  • Get better RFQ responses: Part 1

    If you seek a new supplier and are considering ones you don’t know, we believe you can do some rather simple things to get better RFQ results. We have lots of thoughts on this; future newsletters will have more. Most of what we see is an RFQ to manufacture or fabricate some metal or plastic part, or perhaps some assembly. Our job is to recommend candidates for this new situation. The RFQ wants a p...

  • Aluminum Extrusions

    If you seek an excellent source for aluminum extrusions, look no further. Our high quality extruder features the below characteristics and exceptions are often do-able. -Customers often ask for hollows, thin walls, tight tolerances, complex intricate shapes, all with fast turnaround—and are satisfied! -in-house machining adds to the fast turnaround potential. -Assembly, deburring, graining, buffin...

  • iPhones made in the US? Maybe so!

    The new administration seems focused on bringing manufacturing back to the US and keeping companies from moving offshore. The keys for manufacturing success in the US are, above all, a prosperous buying population. We also have a good transportation system, abundant and cheap energy, and a very productive work force (if we can continue to find good workers!). There are lots of things that can be d...

  • Energy—A Ginormous and Vital Political Football

    The US is the world’s #1 energy consumer, so it’s important to keep track of energy policy (or the lack thereof) as the new administration takes over next month.  Cheap and abundant energy is important for manufacturing’s health, and we look forward to a new positive policy direction. As we contemplate the end of 2016, and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas season and Happy New Year, we find t...

  • Gender Equality in the Boardroom?? Not So Much!

    Not only must we wait for the first female president, but evidently there’s still a glass ceiling (and more!!)  with respect to women in corporate America! According to a recent McKenzie & Company report, corporate gender equality is moving at a glacial pace!  “Corporate America is not on a path to gender equality…women are still underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline.” Signific...

  • Reshoring: An update

    The 2016 presidential campaigning contained a great deal of commentary about bringing jobs back to the US; manufacturing jobs in particular. Harry Moser, the president of the Reshoring Initiative wrote a lengthy article in late October, “Reshoring: The Trend from Globalization To…” which gives an excellent update on the United States’ reshoring situation. This is a summary of that article: “One of...

  • Custom drive train/motion control components

    We have a supplier with 30 years’ experience for the manufacture of custom drive train and motion control components. They also welcome repairing, refurbishing, or rebuilding such components. Controlled mechanical movement may involve a wide assortment of devices, and our source can manufacture custom parts accurately and quickly. Among the possibilities are these: Gearing made to order: spur and ...

  • Overcoming the Salesman’s Advantage

    The July/Aug edition of Professional Purchasing had this intriguing article, and we have several observations. The position of the author is this: “It is commonly accepted that, all other things being equal, a purchasing agent/buyer is at a disadvantage in negotiation with a salesman”. The relative size and sophistication of buying and selling sides of a situation can be anywhere on the entire sca...

  • New Suppliers – Free Engineering and More!

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 9/16 edition has a special report:  “Set Your Sights on Strategic Sourcing”.  This report contains a number of useful thoughts that could have very positive benefits to the purchasing organization.  A link to this report is at the end of this article.  While this report deals mainly with large entities, seeking strategic suppliers is worthy of the consideration of...

  • 3D Metal Printing-A Primer

    3D printing continues to advance as a viable manufacturing option.  From SLA to laser sintering/melting techniques, it is now possible to create a working part from a very wide variety of materials.  3D printed metal parts/products is growing rapidly, particularly in those industries where products are very complex and have limited quantities. If you foresee 3D printing of metal parts, this articl...

Proficient Sourcing LLC

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  • Trade Agreements – Election Year Fodder

    Trade agreements have become a frequently heard subject this election season. Recently, Gov. Kasich (R-OH) appeared in Obama’s White House to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which contradicts the position of his party’s presidential candidate. That’s an unusual move in politics, so just what’s going on here? According to a helpful BBC article from July, 2016, the TPP involves 12 count...

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  • Price vs. Long Term Supplier Relationships

    Do buyers initiate new supplier relationships with the long term in mind or is a request for quote simply a low price search? There are lots of opinions on this, and situational circumstances vary widely. Proficient Sourcing deals with situations involving custom manufacturing of parts, assemblies, and occasionally building complete products and equipment for others. As is the case with many marke...

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