Manufacturing Services in the US Versus Overseas
Do you have a product in mind that you want manufactured and are wondering whether you should have your products manufactured in the U.S. or overseas? When it comes to whether you should look for manufacturing services in the U.S. or overseas, we can honestly say that there is no right answer to this question. It really all depends on your budget, preference, what type of product you want manufactured and most importantly, your patience.
A business that partners up with a manufacturing company overseas, most likely, does so because it tends to be cheaper. But if you are based out of the United States, there are many advantages that go with choosing a U.S. based manufacturing company.
One of the biggest advantages that goes with partnering up with a company that offers manufacturing services in the United States is being able to keep an eye out on quality control. Quality control is something that you want to keep you an eye on and this is easier to do when you are working with a manufacturing company that is close to you. There have been many entrepreneurs who have worked with manufacturers overseas where quality control was a constant issue. Just imagine how much money was spent traveling overseas just to make sure that the manufacturing services were going right or operating efficiently.
While keeping this in mind, it would also be a bigger advantage if you are able to find a flexible manufacturing company within close proximity of your business. Keeping an eye out on quality control isn’t much of an issue when the manufacturing company is within 100 to 200 miles of your business.
Another advantage of going with a flexible manufacturing company in the U.S. is that American factories typically let you order in small batches while overseas companies tend to require large orders. Finding a flexible manufacturing company in the U.S. is a great option if you are just starting your business.
Another huge advantage of going with a U.S. based manufacturing company is fast turnaround manufacturing. Fast turnaround manufacturing can be dependent on how close the manufacturing company is to your business. Think about the logistics and the thousands of miles your product needs to travel and all the formalities that need to be taken care of before your products even get to your building.
One thing to consider when choosing to manufacture domestically or overseas is your customer base. Research has shown that customers from the United States tend to respond better to products made and manufactured in the U.S.
You might not always find a U.S. manufacturing company that can make the products that you want or that can provide the fast turnaround manufacturing that you are looking for within your budget, but if you can, you might want to consider the many advantages this option presents.
If you are looking for a flexible manufacturing company in the U.S., check us out here at Aspen Co-Pak. We have been in business for 12 years to fulfill the same purpose - to provide fast turnaround manufacturing, along with industry compliant quality regulation systems.
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