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Managing risk

This is a major consideration and almost a sum total of other benefits. We live in turbulent times and the manufacturing community must find ways of mitigating risks associated with markets that can grow and decline, often swiftly and without warning.

Managing growth is a nice problem to have in theory but recruiting additional skilled resource can be a constraint and bringing in expensive and often unreliable sub-contract labour carries its own risk.

The perfect antidote to risk and the uncertainty that many manufacturers are facing is strategic outsourcing.

With political and economic decisions, the knock-on effect these can have on businesses cannot be understated. The impact these decisions can have on trade can be both dangerous and profitable, but that is what risk is all about.

This uncertainty is certainly transmitting itself into the world of manufacturing, as manufacturers are looking carefully at how they balance short-term term pain with the medium and longer-term picture. It is no surprise that an increasing number of companies are looking to mitigate their risk.

Placing this risk with a strategic outsourcing partner is a viable way of avoiding unnecessary pains when it comes to the future of your business.

Do you need more time and information before considering outsourcing?

You might be interested in the PP C&A 3D Process guide.

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.

We call it the 3D process: Discovery, Decision, Delivery.

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This book collects a series of published content on the topic of supply chain disruption from leading voices at PP Control & Automation and the wider UK manufacturing community. It details not just the disruption at play, but also the opportunity to break the cycle and take back control. Together, we’ll come out the other side buoyant with greater resilience than ever before.

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There should always be a process of consideration when selecting the right outsourcing partner and understanding how that partner delivers against your requirements. That’s why PP C&A introduced the 3D process. It clearly defines the whole journey into three specific stages: Discovery, Decision, Delivery.

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This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs. This guide collects case studies published during 2021.

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This guide highlights key technical supplier relationships covering a broad set of categories, from industrial design support and access to academia, and automation and legislation partnerships, to packing and shipping finished goods, all designed to add sought after value to customers.

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As a manufacturer of machinery, how confident are you that you are meeting the legal and technical requirements of the US and North American markets? Confusion in respect to UL508A and NFPA standards can be extremely costly.

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Growth enabling benefits

outsourcing case studies

Hedinn

PP Control & Automation and Hedinn are now engaged in their 13th project together and the largest yet, the construction of a new plant for Sildarvinnslan.

Managing risk » Hedinn logo 02 mini cs » PP Control & Automation

Needham Group (Interactive Case Study)

Play an interactive video with hotpoints that delve into the story behind the manufacturing partnership with Needham Group and the assembly of its N-Lase range of products.

Managing risk » NTG logo design 2 01 mini » PP Control & Automation

Winbro Group Technologies

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.

Managing risk » winbro group technologies vector logo » PP Control & Automation

Collected customer case studies (2021)

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.

Needham Group

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.

Managing risk » NTG logo design 2 01 mini » PP Control & Automation

Inventor-e (iVendScale/iBinScale)

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.

Managing risk » Inventor e logo mini cs » PP Control & Automation

Jenton Group

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.

Managing risk » 4 by 6 Jenton Logo mini » PP Control & Automation

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.

Managing risk » mazak » PP Control & Automation

Ishida (Video Case Study)

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

Managing risk » ishida cs mini logo » PP Control & Automation

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.

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    Realise your growth potential by making outsourcing part of your manufacturing strategy.


    At PP C&A, we never assume that a solution for one customer will work for another, because every customer is unique. That is why we will never try to simply sell you an ‘off the shelf solution’.


    We believe in meeting you, listening and understanding your needs first. If you are considering outsourcing for the first time or you wish to review your current outsourcing strategies, we would welcome the opportunity for discussion





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