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Adapting to changing demand

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


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Case studies on strategic outsourcing

Mazak UK

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.

Adapting to demand » mazak » PP Control & Automation

Ishida: Strategic outsourcing partnership

Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.

Collected publications & case studies (2019-2020)

PP Control & Automation has had the opportunity to publish a variety of articles in the UK’s leading journals for the manufacturing industries.

A B Graphic International Ltd

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.

Adapting to demand » ABG Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

Inventor-e

Inventor-e was established in 2001 as a technology business to provide point-of-use solutions to industrial manufacturers and the facilities management markets.

Adapting to demand » Inventor e logo business card mini » PP Control & Automation

Fullwood Packo

A huge surge in demand for the latest machines within the dairy industry means that Fullwood Packo has enjoyed particular success with its M2erlin robotic milking systems.

Adapting to demand » fullwood packo logo » PP Control & Automation

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