Helping customers reduce their costs through shorter lead times means getting to market that much sooner. It means fewer inventories for customers to stock on their shelves that tie up critical capital in today’s changing manufacturing economy.
Mountain, WI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Nicolet Plastics, Inc. has been focused on a relentless pursuit of time and their commitment to being Fast, Fluid, and Flexible.
Realizing additional opportunity for lead time improvement, Nicolet Plastics, Inc. has announced that they are reducing lead times again for custom injection molded parts by another 7 days.
Seven day lead times for custom injection molded parts.
This marks a significant lead time change for Nicolet Plastics. Their partnership with Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) initially led to lead time reductions of 21 days to 10 days, and this recent change marks even greater opportunities to provide customers with more “Time.”
Helping customers reduce their costs through shorter lead times means getting to market that much sooner. It means fewer inventories for customers to stock on their shelves that tie up critical capital in today’s changing manufacturing economy. It removes the anxiety customers feel when waiting to fulfill orders or meet deadlines.
According to Business Development Manager Bob Gafvert, the advantages of 7 day lead times are even farther reaching.
“Being able to deliver to customers in 7 days from raw material to finished good has a cascading effect. It demonstrates our willingness to continue to improve, to focus on the things that customers have been looking for from suppliers. It’s a remarkable differentiator in a highly fragmented industry like injection molding. Not only are we able to meet their need for low to moderate volumes, when the industry has been focused on the opposite, but we are committed to delivering to our customers what 4 years ago was seen as improbable.”
“If you were asked the question, 'If someone gave you a week of Time, what would you do with it?' How would that change your supplier expectations?”
Providing an additional 7 days of time is what Nicolet Plastics has done for a majority of their customers in the past year. They did it, and they delivered on it. Nicolet Plastics is now in the enviable position of achieving their goals again with 7 day lead times.
Based on the responses Nicolet Plastics has been receiving, they are a company on the front end of something great, and if things continue to go in the direction they expect, they will have the “time” to enjoy it.
Nicolet Plastics Inc. is the 2013 ML100 National Manufacturer of the Year. To learn more about Nicolet Plastics Inc., Quick Response Manufacturing, and 7 Day Lead Times, check out their website at http://www.nicoletplastics.com