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An outsourcing partnership with PP C&A provides an extension to your own engineering, supply chain and production support capabilities.
Historically, many manufacturers have had a large degree of vertical integration and enjoyed the perceived benefits of in-house capability, deeming it more flexible.
However, this attitude has changed significantly over the years, with manufacturers realising that they cannot be masters of all disciplines; indeed such levels of high vertical integration and the associated overheads become ‘crippling’ and some manufacturers are slow to change, rapidly becoming uncompetitive, particularly in the face of a changing and global market.
Flexible and responsive production to the typical ‘peaks and troughs’ of demand is key to the creation of better business agility.
This is important in reducing the need for costly sub-contract labour at busy times and reducing the requirement for redundancies during quiet times. A strategic outsourcing partner allows for a reduction in financial risk and exposure, especially in markets where demand can change quickly. And in an age where customers desire quicker delivery, often with increased configuration, an outsourcing strategy can assist greatly.
Selecting PP C&A as your strategic outsourcing partner means you will access this agility immediately, with the ability to reduce and increase volumes at the press of a button
One of the UK’s leading strategic manufacturing outsourcing specialists has signed a major new deal to support the development of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.
De-risking supply chains, mitigating long lead times and ensuring security of supply are driving a major reshoring trend back to the UK according to a leading manufacturing boss.
Much like in the Warehouse Automation focus published a few weeks ago, e-commerce has become a major influence on the trends driving the packaging industry, and the pandemic has moved the manufacturing outcome of these trends up a gear.
A new strategic deal – born in the heart of the West Midlands – is set to create one of the UK’s leading authorities on laser marking.
Innovation in printing has never been greater, with the growth of digital technology replacing much of the traditional processes, moving through low volume specialist markets to higher volumes, offering increased volume flexibility and special finishes are key.
The desire to automate warehouse operations was in full swing before the pandemic but covid has forced the situation from ‘good to have’ to ‘must have’ to allow OEMs to sustain long-term.
Take your first steps to realising growth potential by making outsourcing part of your manufacturing strategy. This guide details every stage of the outsourcing procedure.
PP Control & Automation’s strategic manufacturing outsourcing service is helping bring new tele-optometry solutions to market at a time when remote technology is in huge demand. EYOTO™ is a world leader in the creation of advanced tele-optometry solutions for the global optical industry. The company, which originated as a spin-out …
PP Control & Automation has been working with the global machine tool builder for more than 27 years and the latest partnership has seen it play a key role in the design and production of the new CV5-500.
Author: Tony Hague, CEO | Date: March 23rd 2020 After the dust had settled on the general election and GDP figures were revealed, I commented on how UK businesses needed to be bold and brave in how they now target international markets. It was a response to stalled growth …
A strategic manufacturing outsourcing partnership – built on trust, integrity and maximising each other’s production expertise – is celebrating ten years together with the launch of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.
This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs, and how those partners are benefiting from the PP C&A approach.
Turning to the strategic manufacturing outsourcing expertise of PP Control & Automation could prove to be a pivotal decision for Needham Group as it aims to turn a £30m expansion blueprint into reality.
Inventor-e is accelerating disruption of inventory management with the help of the Manufacturing Assembly Network, a unique collective of sub-contract manufacturers and a world class engineering design consultancy.
A new manufacturing partnership between PP Control & Automation and Jenton Group has created the capacity to build new UV technology in volumes that could help protect us from Covid-19 in indoor spaces.
As the years have gone by, the relationship between the two businesses has become more interlinked, with PP C&A increasingly being asked to be involved in the design stage of new machine builds.
Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.
PP Control & Automation has had the opportunity to publish a variety of articles in the UK’s leading journals for the manufacturing industries.
During the design engineering discussions, it quickly became apparent that a more value-added design would be beneficial, allowing for a modular, configurable and pre-wired (Plug & play) style solution with significant benefit.