It is no surprise that the manufacturing industry in the United States is not at the level it once was. Compared to the rest of the world, where manufacturing jobs are on the rise, it feels like the industry in the U.S. is not as far ahead as it once was.
However, as we move into 2018, there is renewed optimism among manufacturing leaders and American companies are planning out their strategies for how to move forward. Understanding trends in the industry allows company leaders to develop a successful strategy. Whether it is through enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, or investing in new equipment like cold saw blades, manufacturing businesses should keep the following trends in mind when making decisions this year.
Reducing Costs Through Automation
As has been going on for years now, automation continues to affect manufacturing processes. While this trend is not exactly new, it is important to find opportunities with automation and take advantage of its benefits where possible. Automation allows you to have repeatable processes that deliver consistent, accurate, and high-quality results.
A major part of this change for manufacturing companies is investing in the right tools and equipment that deliver a healthy ROI for the cost. You can work with Quantum Machinery Group to identify your individual needs for things like cold saw blades, band saws, laser cutting systems, and more.
Offering Services to Customers and Clients
Another shift on the horizon for manufacturing in the United States is the role of a company as a service provider in addition to selling products. This has been seen for some time in the electronics field, where large businesses not only sell to a B2B partner or end user but also offer services and support to continue the relationship with the consumer.
As you research and develop new products to sell, consider how you can expand the services and support that goes along with it. This includes things such as phone support, repairs (if applicable), and on-site training and servicing.
Enhancing Efficiency with Tools
The biggest trend in 2018 and beyond is the focus on improving all-around manufacturing efficiency. Whether it is in factories or the office, manufacturing companies are taking a hard look at existing processes and strategies to see where they can trim down costs without sacrificing quality and output volume.
Many may be cautious about automating processes and replacing human jobs with the precision and power of machines, but a retrained workforce to manage these systems allows for an adapted business model that benefits from technology without compromising the commitment to human investment.
By working with Quantum Machinery Group, manufacturing companies are able to invest in machinery and parts that enhance the efficiency and productivity of their existing equipment. The full-service approach not only allows businesses to get the tools they need for a particular job, they also get the support and knowledge needed to best maximize the value of the investment.
From replacement cold saw blades to press brakes and plate benders, Quantum Machinery Group has all of the solutions your company needs to stay ahead of the curve and succeed in the next phase of manufacturing in the United States. Learn more by contacting a representative today at (909) 476-8007.