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Elimination of unnecessary stock and reduction of Work In Progress (WIP) improves cashflow. We all accept that ‘cash is king’ and by working with PP C&A, you could drastically improve your working capital and cash conversion cycles.
PP C&A will take ownership of the supply chain and ensure manufacturing is aligned to your precise needs, operating on both pull (Kanban), JIT and discrete purchase order methodologies with the clear aim to deliver to the exact date you need it. Transferring ownership of the supply chain to PP C&A will ensure true efficiency in resource allocation.
For outsourcing to deliver the maximum benefit, then the activities associated with purchasing and supply chain management should be included. The outsourcing partner should have the capabilities and skills to inherit, manage and develop the associated supply chain.
If you still have to manage parts of it and the associated costs of purchasing/logistics that go with it, then you are not going to see the true benefits.
An outsourced solution clearly creates a fixed cost of ownership for the customer, taking away the variability associated with overall volumes, batch sizes, fluctuations in material costs, internal direct costs (typically driven by variations in efficiency) and overhead cost amortisation.
Other (often) hidden costs of over-production, excess inventory, scrap and waste, over time costs etc. are all eliminated when an outsourcing solution has been designed and implemented successfully.
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.
Tony Hague, CEO of PP Control & Automation, explains why strategic outsourcing offers the perfect antidote to risk and the uncertain times manufacturers are increasingly facing. We are currently living in what many media commentators are calling ‘unprecedented times’ and it’s difficult to argue with that notion, especially when it …
When considering the benefits of strategic outsourcing, the obvious and clearly significant areas of focus tend to be directly linked to an organisation’s need to grow sales revenue and market share by increasing production capacity, creating flexibility within the manufacturing process and reducing lead times, both internally and for the …
6 months on since PP Control & Automation’s in-depth feature for Business Focus Magazine, the message on growth in the face of uncertainty is perhaps even more appropriate now, as Theresa May attempts to get MPs to vote for the Brexit withdrawal agreement on 11th December. If she clears that …
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.
Inventor-e was established in 2001 as a technology business to provide point-of-use solutions to industrial manufacturers and the facilities management markets.