Midbrook Helps Suppliers Get New Programs Started Quickly
As the economy rebounds and manufacturers prepare to kick off new programs, Midbrook expects to continue to see increased demand for production services. Their ability to speed up the production process enables manufacturers to hold off on investing in new programs until they are assured an order, and acts as insurance against an uncertain future. Midbrook can wash, inspect and package parts before seding them back to the supplier or direct to the final customer.
Jackson, Michigan (Vocus/PRWEB) November 20, 2010
As the country struggles to fight its way out of this recession, manufacturers are forced to walk a tightrope. They must balance the ability to take advantage of upcoming opportunities, yet still proceed with caution before they engage in full scale hiring, make capital purchases and invest in building expansion. Automotive suppliers regularly find themselves facing this risk.
Automotive suppliers rely on the large automakers to keep their businesses running. Being chosen to produce and supply a new component can be a huge boon to a company, and they understandably put in a large amount of effort to obtain a new contract. However, as many suppliers know from experience, it is risky to invest completely in preparing for a new program until they know for sure they will have the order. The suppliers are then put in a tough position when the customer waits until the last minute to make a decision.
In cases like this, suppliers are expected to get a new program up and running on very short notice. While they have the equipment to manufacture the parts, suppliers often find themselves scrambling to obtain a suitable washer so that the parts will meet the strict cleanliness standards of the automotive industry. Midbrook, Inc., the Jackson, MI, based manufacturer of industrial parts washers, medical decontamination equipment and water bottling systems has seen this problem many times over their nearly 40 years in the industrial cleaning industry. For complicated automotive parts, it can take months to engineer, build and install a parts washer that is configured to achieve a high cleanliness level. This is time that many suppliers cannot afford when they are being pressured to begin supplying parts as soon as possible.
Midbrook, due to its wealth of experience in automotive parts washing and the resources available at their production facility, is in a unique position to help with this problem. For example, an automotive supplier recently approached Midbrook about purchasing a washer to clean a new part. Because the washer was for a specialized application, the lead time was several months. This presented a problem for the supplier. To resolve this, Midbrook proposed using one of the machines available at its facility to clean parts for the supplier until their washer was completed. As parts were delivered to Midbrook, they were washed and sent back to the supplier for delivery to the customer. This allowed them to keep their customer happy by avoiding delays while completing the preparation to perform the washing themselves.
Midbrook’s production facility allows them to help suppliers in similar situations. Rather than turn down a project due to time constraints or risk damaging their relationship with customers due to delays, suppliers can cooperate with Midbrook to get their process started in a fraction of the time. With their diverse selection of washers Midbrook can wash, inspect and package a large variety of parts sent to them by suppliers before sending them back or directly on to the customer. When their washer is complete, it is a simple transition to begin cleaning parts in house.
As the economy rebounds and manufacturers prepare to kick off new programs, Midbrook expects to continue to see increased demand for production services. Their ability to speed up the production process enables manufacturers to hold off on investing in new programs until they are assured an order, and acts as insurance against an uncertain future.
Midbrook is the minority owned, world leading provider of process specific, high volume aqueous part cleaning systems, sealed solvent cleaning systems, water bottling equipment, and medical decontamination equipment.
For more information about Midbrook and their production capabilities, visit http://www.midbrook.com or call 1-517-787-3481.
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