“I can’t find anyone who wants to work.”
“We need more team members!”
“We are so short on people.”
Do any of these comments come up in your meetings? Over the past eighteen months, finding and keeping team members has become a major issue for companies. In the manufacturing world, businesses are looking for help to relieve the pressure of finding team members to keep production moving.
Apex Spring and Stamping has your solution!
During the labor shortage, our value-add assembly business has increased dramatically. The Value-Add Assembly method allows companies to outsource their assembly work to companies that have the labor, talent, and facilities to get the job done. Companies are jumping to this solution because they are not having to look for additional employees, and the option is more economical.
Over the past 18 months at Apex, we have experienced substantial growth in assembly work. Much of this is due to the growing labor shortage that has affected so many businesses. Here are the three major reasons we’ve found our customers are moving more of their work to companies like Apex:
#1. Save Labor Costs
It’s all about labor. Hiring for assembly is not an easy task in this post COVID world. There isn’t a shortage of work, but there is a shortage of laborers. That’s where working with a local assembler like Apex has its perks. We have the team ready in place. Apex takes on the labor of all assembly allowing you to utilize your team for their core competencies. Our qualified team is trained on proven procedures that ensure your product is assembled correctly, quickly, and it allows you to side-step the painstaking effort to find more employees.
#2. Inventory Management
By bringing assembly in-house, Apex has been able to significantly reduce the amount of time you spend tracking, managing and coordinating components for a finished product. Designated areas called ‘cells” are created to ensure special projects are handled so you don’t have to keep track of every part and manage a multitude of numbers.
#3. Take Risk Out of the Equation
When working with a local assembler like Apex, you mitigate the risk of something going wrong. Apex absorbs responsibilities and eliminates risk from the equation. The Apex team handles the coordination parts that didn’t arrive on time, defective parts due to assembly issues, and more. You get to have peace of mind that you will receive a finished product or part that meets your quality requirements.
Are you ready to outsource your assembly to a value-add team? Contact Apex today.