As the U.S. economy and global manufacturing supply chain continue to evolve, many companies are realizing the need to maintain a consistent inventory of parts and tooling for their core operations. With OEMs examining supply chain risk management more closely than ever, it’s no surprise that tooling transfers have become increasingly popular in today’s industrial landscape.
Tooling transfers can prevent a number of common challenges that slow production or threaten to derail it altogether, including the following common tooling issues:
- Old tooling: Tool maintenance is essential, both to maintain safety and ensure high quality output, but requires appropriate resources like highly trained team members. If a trained staff is a prohibitive cost, however, you can easily outsource this work. Manor Tool and Manufacturing Co. has a team of qualified tool makers and apprentices on staff who can service and maintain your existing tooling for you.
- Supplier quality: Transferring your tooling to another company is a safeguard against inconsistency and poor quality from overseas suppliers. In fact, slipping standards are among the top reasons for tooling transfers.
- Timeliness: Suppliers don’t always deliver parts when promised. An in-house tool room reduces downtime spent on repairs and debugging.
- Minimize risk: When unexpected disruptions such as economic downturns, political unrest, or natural disasters affect the global supply chain, delays and inconsistent end-user experiences are likely to follow. An experienced tooling transfer provider can smoothly navigate these obstacles and minimize their effect on your company.
- Industry-specific expertise: Manor Tool has years of experience in custom tooling for metal stamping and formed components in a variety of applications. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Manor Tool is deeply committed to quality in every project. Regardless of your company or industry’s demands, we can work with you to develop the right solution for your tooling transfer needs.
For more information about the benefits of transferring tooling and how to ensure a successful tool transfer, download our eBook, “Everything You Need to Know About Transferring Tooling.”
To find out how transferring tooling with Manor Tool can help you address common manufacturing issues, including lack of in-house tooling staff, supplier uncertainty, and inefficient production operations, contact our team today.