NEWS and ARCHIVES

Steady the supply chain

As a consumer, it’s nearly impossible to go a day without hearing about issues in the supply chain. As a manufacturer, these issues are part of nearly every conversation as we try to develop action plans to keep manufacturing moving even when just-in-time systems fall behind.

What do you need?

If you’re like most companies we work with, your most important tasks are to minimize disruption and reduce vulnerabilities. In order to solve these kind of supply chain problems you’ll need:

  • Confidence that the products your company uses will be available on time
  • Flexibility with suppliers as your own production schedules fluctuate
  • Access to readily available inventory without exorbitant costs
  • Cost savings to help offset increases in other areas
  • Domestic suppliers to help avoid long lead times or potential disruptions

MITGI can help.

Take cutting tools off of your list of concerns as you work to solve all of the supply chain issues that come across your desk. Not everything is predictable, but having the cutting tools you need can be. Two simple solutions to get you started:

  1. Blanket orders – Cutting tools can be placed on a blanket order and inventoried at MITGI until you need them. Tools are invoiced as shipped which helps with cash flow. The full order is built and on the shelf so that they are ready for same-day shipments; this helps to create security that tools are available on-demand and allows for fluctuations in production schedules. Blankets lock in the price for the full order, creating pricing stability and helping to offset increasing costs in other areas of your production.
  2. Short lead times – Standard tools are available in 3 days or less, and most custom tools can be made and shipped within 2 weeks. Turn to us when your production schedules change quickly or when a regular supplier becomes unable to meet the timeline of the project.

Ready to take one supply chain item off of your list? Contact us today to get started with a quote, conversation, or strategic plan.

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Meeting the demands of manufacturing

Many segments of manufacturing, including aerospace, medical device, automotive, rapid prototyping, and precision manufacturing are all experiencing growth. AGAIN. Pair this up with various issues throughout supply chains, and it can be difficult for manufacturers to meet production schedules. MITGI understands that in order for you to meet the demands of your customers and achieve your own growth goals, the cutting tools you need must arrive on time and perform as expected.

Over the past year, we’ve been working to prepare our teams, facility, equipment, and company structure to handle growth and be ready for more. Here’s how:

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Jesse Korson, Manufacturing Manager

Lights out manufacturing.

“One of the most effective ways for us to maximize production is through the addition of lights out manufacturing. Jobs that fit our criteria for unattended production are added to the weekend schedule. On-call operators can monitor progress and come on-site as needed to ensure tools meet quality requirements throughout production. This means more jobs we can get out the door each week.”

 

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Chad Nordmann, Manufacturing Manager

Increased capacity with short lead times.

“In the center shop we see a lot of small-sized orders and complex form tools, and they always come with short lead times. We’ve more than doubled the amount of equipment in this shop so that we can continue to make the tools you need when you need them.”

 

 

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Jennie Gordienko, Chief Business Development Officer

Scalable, strategic planning.

“During periods of growth, it can be difficult for companies to address big picture goals. While your teams are making sure that production has what they need for tomorrow, let us help to prepare for the long run. We’re adept at developing plans to achieve goals such as continuous improvement, vendor consolidation, and tool development for new production lines and facilities. Our business, technical, and production teams are ready to help turn ideas into action.”

 

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Eric Lipke, President

Investment in people, places, and things.

“Our teams are skilled at developing plans to scale up our growth. It’s my job to make sure they have everything they need to do so. We’ve dedicated ourselves to workforce development for more than a decade, we continue to invest in new technology and equipment, and we’re preparing to expand our manufacturing operations. MITGI is ready to help yours meet and exceed your business goals.”

Ready to get started? Our teams are ready to help. Contact us to start a conversation, schedule a call, or submit a quote for review.