We’ve all heard “jack of all trades, master of none”. I first heard this expression as a child, as my father tackled most every maintenance job around our house. In manufacturing, there are numerous providers offering a “one-stop shop”; we can do it all mantra. But are all manufacturing services provided to high industry standards?
Collaboration is the key to successfully offering an array of high-quality manufacturing services. Discover and define your niche. This is where the focus of investment on training, tools, and equipment are found. Next, define the manufacturing services which have the least investment or focus. Search out and find the manufacturer offering the very best of those manufacturing services. Narrow your choices down to the provider with the best reputation for customer focus, operating standards, and quality. Offer a collaboration partnership with the manufacturing provider(s) which complement your forte.
Sharing manufacturing expertise will expand opportunities by providing the best all-encompassing end product between the collaborating entities. The real winners are the customer and your business reputation, for truly offering only the best.