Contract manufacturers are third party partners that can help a company with their production needs when the business starts to exceed their own in-house production capacity. When a company needs to hire a contract manufacturer there are several things to consider.
Keys for Selecting Best Contract Manufacturer
Conduct a Feasibility Study
It is important to conduct research on the company that you are considering for your manufacturer needs. Make sure that you consider all of the variables for a manufacturing partner. Only choose a company that will work for your particular needs.
Check the BBB and FDA for information about the reputation of the company. There are numerous digital resources that can be used to study the reputation of the company. Make sure to utilize the information that is available.
Consider the contract manufacturer as a potential employee. You would only hire someone to work for you that has relevant experience, so you only want to choose a contract manufacturer that has experience in the types of materials and goods that you need.
It is important to find out if the company will be able to increase the production if it is needed. Do they have the resources to scale up as your company grows? If the company does not have the ability to produce more than you currently need, you are going to run into the same issues that you are currently having in a short amount of time.
It is important to consider the costs that come with hiring a contract manufacturer. Some of the costs that you may incur include the cost of shipping, tariffs, packaging, contract fees, and any added regulations or compliance fees.
Communication is extremely important. From the very first step there must be a clear plan in place. A quality manufacturing company is going to be in touch with you at all times. Throughout the entire production process, they will follow your directions and will be proactive about any changes that need to be made and notify you immediately so that you can prepare.
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