Considering Outsourcing Your Millwork Manufacturing? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Many growing companies face the decision of whether to outsource the manufacturing of their laminated wood components. In fact, working with a contract manufacturer can be great way to free up time, capacity, and resources, and keep the focus on what you do best. Whether you’re a new or established business, contracting with a trusted partner to make your store fixtures, displays, casework, cabinetry, or closet or garage systems can be a game-changer when it comes to growing your business.
Finding the right manufacturing partner is a critical part of the decision. Who will manufacture your components is just as important as the products they will make.
Kambium has been helping clients achieve their manufacturing goals for more than 20 years by focusing on better efficiency, superior products, consistency, and gaining our customers' trust by putting people first and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We understand what’s at stake when you’re deciding whether to manufacture in-house or contract externally, and we’ve put together a list of helpful considerations to keep in mind.
Five Important Questions to Consider
Are space and equipment needs constraining your manufacturing and growth? Maybe you’re leasing a warehouse or other facility and space is increasingly at a premium as your business grows. Outsourcing not only frees up space taken up by equipment and inventory, but it can also help add capacity and capabilities without making large capital expenditures to buy and maintain equipment. You can tap into services such as CNC machining, edgebanding, miter folding, laminating, and assembly from a single source at contract manufacturers such as Kambium.
Have you ever lost out on a sale because you couldn’t scale fast enough?
Contract manufacturing eliminates the balancing act and responsibilities that come with hiring employees. For example, Kambium partners with clients, acting as an extension of their business to help them flex and grow as needed. We have the equipment and personnel to help you maintain lead times and take advantage of every sales opportunity.
Have you had time to stop and think strategically about whether your way of manufacturing is the best way?
Maybe it’s time for a fresh, more productive, efficient approach. At Kambium, our team is always on the lookout to learn and apply new ways of doing things, so that no matter how many times we’ve done it “this way,” we don’t stop looking for a “better way” to manufacture millwork components. Our clients reap the benefits of this commitment to continuous improvement.
Do you have access to high-quality engineering and design expertise? Working with a manufacturing partner can open up a whole pipeline of new ideas for quality, consistency, new styles, options, and designs. This can help you be more competitive and diversify your offerings to customers.
Are you able to stay on top of the latest developments in materials and technology? Staying ahead of trends in raw materials and technological advancements takes time and set-up. A contract manufacturer such as Kambium can help you stay ahead of the curve and ensure you’re delivering the best product offerings, materials, and manufacturing processes to your customers.
Leverage Our Contract Manufacturing Expertise to Help Grow Your Business
Contracting with an experienced millwork component manufacturer such as Kambium can be a great option to help grow your business and meet your goals. Our goals are centered around helping our customers maintain focus on what they do best while knowing that their millwork components are being made using high quality, cost-effective and efficient engineering, design, materials, and processes.
Contact Kambium today to start a conversation and explore how we can help take your manufacturing process to the next level.