OEMs source parts and material from suppliers across the globe. However, there are many advantages to using a trusted local supplier for critical parts. The following are some factors to consider when choosing between a local and another supplier.
More control over your parts
Local suppliers allow you to visit their facility to review their processes and operations. These onsite tours mean you can discuss any concerns to ensure all products meet specifications. This advantage also reduces the chance of miscommunication when speaking with representatives not involved in the actual manufacturing.
Lower supply chain costs
Over $1 billion every year is spent by OEMs for logistics. When sourcing across the globe, expenses can multiply with the miles covered. In many cases, your parts will be warehoused before they are shipped to you, adding to the cost. A localized supply chain avoids these issues, lower overall cost.
The ability to be flexible
The ability to scale is an excellent benefit a local supplier can offer. For example, an OEM may have a significant bid opportunity or need you to increase inventory to meet higher demand. Local suppliers are generally able to react more quickly than suppliers that need to ship from greater distances. Because a local supplier can schedule faster regional delivery than a supplier across the country or overseas, products arrive quicker.
When you utilize a local supply source your manufacturing process is greener. It lets you lower transportation distances, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Of course, it is essential you find a local supplier you can trust. Since 1948, Bopp Busch has continually implemented processes and upgraded equipment to be an efficient and reliable supplier. We continue to work to meet the exact specifications and requirements of our customers, while maintaining a safe workplace for our team. To learn more about Bopp Busch and our capabilities, contact us today.