Vertical integration is a crucial component to success in the manufacturing industry.
When choosing the right contract manufacturer, it’s important to look at the big picture. This includes consideration of key inputs such as geographic location, technical capabilities and materials management capabilities.
There are many benefits to choosing a contract manufacturing company that has embraced vertical integration.
First, it’s a way to ensure greater geographic proximity while reducing transportation expenses. Another important benefit of vertical integration is improved supply chain coordination.
Working with a variety of different companies might decrease control over inputs, but a vertically integrated contract manufacturer allows for more opportunities of differentiation with increased input controls.
For example, here at Meco we handle everything from engineering, product launch and production to welding, fabrication, painting, assembly, testing, warehousing and distribution.
It’s important that you choose the right contract manufacturing company to meet your business’ unique needs. Just educate yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions. And if there’s anything we can help you with or explain further, please feel free to get in touch.