Application: Chassis Components
Problem: After acquiring one of their largest competitors, a customer ended up with 12 different metal stamping suppliers. Many of the products were redundant, because they were designed to fit the same applications.
We talked with you about two different occasions where Pontotoc transferred tools to Pontotoc Spring. The activities were similar, yet not the same. The above statement combines both, so it is not entirely accurate. I suggest something like the following:
Over decades of sourcing stampings, a customer found they had 12 metal stamping suppliers. Managing 12 supplier contacts, issuing purchase orders to 12 companies, and tracking incoming shipments from 12 supply sources became a management challenge.
The MWI Solution:
- Met with the customer to review product designs
- Proposed a consolidation of almost all their stamping requirements, both vendors and parts
- Transferred dies, spare tooling, raw materials, and data files from existing vendors
The customer went from 12 metal stamping vendors to 2, with a smooth transition of vendors and product offerings, resulting in an uninterrupted production flow for the customer.