3 Keys to Connecting with a True Outsource Partner and not a

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Ceramic Substrate Processing and Laser Machining Outsource

Some might suggest the word "partner" is often tossed out a bit too liberally by service providers in business-to-business oriented circles. So, when trying to separate the "bull from the herd", when it comes to choosing, or partnering with, an outsource for your machined and laser processed materials and components, we offer these 3 keys to look for before you step into any outsourcing relationship that is in any way critical to your supply chain: 


1. Willingness to "cowboy up" in person

Because so much of our work here at Accumet begins with a prototyping, design-for-manufacurability (DFM), and/or process development phase, we've learned that the rate at which we produce positive outcomes is much higher when a collective posse from both sides can get together in the shop and roll up their sleeves. If a "paatner" you're talking with isn't willing to open up the barn doors and work with you side by side, you might find another ranch down the street to hitch your wagon to. 

2. Inventory Management Capablities 

As a progressive supply chain partner, we keep a solid supply around of the things we process with routine. We also work hand-in-hand with our customers to create inventory stocking plans that keeps their most often processed materials flowing through like a river at  just the pace they need. We've been managing stock on a variety of ceramic materials, metals, frozen epoxies, metals, absorbers, adhesives, and more for over 40 years, so you might say we've learned a thing or two about inventory control. Ask the next vendor who comes-a-callin' what their experience is when it comes to supply chain management--you'll get the gist.  

3. Quality & Support

As a company, we're committed to ISO related documentation. n ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 registered company, we have the certified policies and procedures in place to provide you with assurance in our promise to provide with top quality products, and highly repeatable processes. Our team is on call to assist with all aspects of your project. In addition to our highly knowledgeable sales and support team, we have two engineers on staff to help with any questions you have about your job. 

If your project requires precision lapping, polishing, or diamond cutting keep it with us! 

We take pride in our work and thrive on finding the solution to your toughest project requirements.

Contact us to get in touch with our team and learn more about how we can help with your future laser projects. 



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