5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer

There are many factors to consider when selecting a contract manufacturing partner and it is crucial that companies do their research to identify the right one. Price is, of course, a huge consideration, but there are many additional elements that must be considered when selecting a partner. Choosing the right contract manufacturer may seem like a daunting task since there are many options to choose from. Below are 5 key questions to ask when selecting a contract manufacturer.

In the end, you are not simply looking for a supplier, you are looking for a trusted partner that can help your business grow. A true manufacturing partner asks for input and listens to customers, offering solutions that ensure both parties are aligned and satisfied. Also, every manufacturer has its own unique company culture and relationships with its customers so ensure you mesh well with any potential partners. Good communication and a spirit of collaboration is needed from the start so do not ignore any red flags you note during the evaluation process – they will not go away after the partner is selected.

About RIS

RIS is an advanced contract manufacturer providing robust solutions in circuit board assembly, product assembly, kitting, supply chain management, fulfillment, distribution, and reverse logistics. We employ more than 300 people and provide services to OEM’s across the world. We operate 3 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities within the U.S, and as your one-stop-shop we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards, and resources to provide you with support for all of your manufacturing needs.

With all of the contract manufacturing partner choices out there, we know it can be difficult to find someone that not only understands your business model but also has your best intentions in mind. RIS has proven to always be a win-win focused relationship. As your one-stop-shop, we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards, and resources to provide you with support for all of your manufacturing needs. We understand that supply chain management is difficult and very time consuming, so we urge our customers to utilize us in the fullest capacity. Our total-package solutions include:

  • Extensive supply-chain network
  • Dedicated Program Manager
  • Flexible order fulfillment
  • Scalability to meet your needs
  • Purchasing and inventory management
  • Warehousing and drop-shipping capabilities
  • Product assembly: sub-assembly and full product

Contact us today at (507) 523-3220 to see how we can help with your next project, or click here for a quote.

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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer
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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer
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5 questions to ask when selecting a contract manufacturer to determine if the partner has a strong history, excellent quality, and offers what you need.
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Riverside Integrated Solutions
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