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A simple question we like to ask is, ‘If you could build more machines faster and better, could you sell them?
The financial impact of revenue growth eclipses the singular focus on cost reduction to increase company profitability. For example, if a machine builder produces 10 machines per month selling at £200k each with an average profit of 10%, the impact of being able to scale up to build 12 machines a month could generate nearly half a million pounds of additional profit each year.
It is scenarios such as this that well-considered strategic outsourcing partnerships unlock. Strategic outsourcing is without doubt a method that, when utilised correctly, can significantly improve the productivity (£ sales per capita) of an organisation.
You will need to consider whether an outsourcing partner can actually do an even better job than you can. They will need the expertise, people, skills and plant and automation to improve the existing production process, boost the quality of your machines and help in the development of designs in the future.
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.
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 …
A manufacturing collaboration born in the West Midlands is helping satisfy increasing demand for industrial inventory management solutions.
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.
PP Control & Automation (PP C&A) has become one of the first companies in the UK to be ‘virtually’ re-certified to a prestigious international quality standard.
The electronics industry is rapidly evolving and in the world of Contract Electronic Manufacturing, the need to consistently ‘add value’ and build ‘long term partnerships’ are phrases that are often declared but seldom delivered. The question that commonly arises is “Why do CEMs often get it wrong when supporting Box …
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.