Untroubled Tooling: Tips for a Seamless Tool Transfer

Posted on 07-30-2019

When It’s Time to Transfer Tools…   There are many reasons you might move a tool, such as consolidation of the vendor base, moving the product back from a low-cost country, financial or quality difficulties experienced by the current molder. Whatever the reason, it is important to choose the right…


How to Find the Best Supplier

Posted on 06-26-2019

  Purchasing is an incredibly important and vital component of a highly functioning company. However, sometimes companies do not look at their purchase decision making criteria often enough to make improvements that affect the bottom line of the company. Gone are the days of only looking solely at price as…


3 Keys to Supplier Lead Competitive Advantage

Posted on 05-14-2019

In business, it is important to gain whatever advantage you can over your competitors.  However, many companies are only looking for that kind of innovation internally.  Even worse, some may not know where else to turn to make sure they are setting themselves up for success with their next initiative. …


How To Get the Most Out of Your Supplier Relationships

Posted on 04-16-2019

Everyone has heard that businesses are built on relationships.  However, many times suppliers are seen as commodities to squeeze small profit increases out of instead of seeing them as valuable partners that can be an asset in building your competitive advantage.  This can be a costly mistake.  While it is…


Meeting FDA UDI Requirements with In-Line Laser Marking of Medical Devices

Posted on 08-01-2017

The serialization or marking of manufactured components has become essential to the highly regulated medical device industry. The FDA, and more recently the European Union, have imposed Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements in order to improve medical device traceability. Not only does each device require a distinct label, but this…