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Vendor consolidation, also known as vendor rationalization, is one of the methods companies use to improve operational efficiency. Electing to choose from a limited pool of trusted vendors
has enabled companies to build stronger and more collaborative relationships that deliver a range of benefits to the organization, including: lower costs in relationship management, lower administration costs, less risk to the business, increased quality and speed in delivery and improved supplier responsiveness.
Are you responsible for sourcing the NPI (New Product Introduction) cable assemblies and/or harnesses for a project that is currently in development? Does your company have a new
exciting product under development with a team of engineers working tirelessly to meet deadlines but perhaps rushing the design of the harnesses to stay on schedule? In this month’s blog, you will see why it is important to get your contract manufacturing partner involved in the design before the prints are finalized.
RESCO will celebrate its 85th year in business this year. Our company started back in 1932 as a parts supplier to radio and, a few years later, TV repairmen. By the 1960s RESCO had transformed itself into a distributor of electronic components to manufacturers. More recently we have become a contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies and value-added reseller of bar code equipment. Although the focus of our business has certainly changed over the last eight and a half decades (and will necessarily continue to change), one thing has been a constant…the hard work and dedication of our team.Read More
Topics: Company Culture
When you are beginning the process of engineering a data collection platform, one of the most important steps is to utilize the barcode symbologies that best fit your requirements. Here are some items for your team to consider when determining which symbologies to use:Read More
Ever since Donald Trump’s unexpected win last November I have been inundated with questions about the future of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and Mexico as a manufacturing supply source for the United States. There is no doubt that the rhetoric used during the campaign and reiterated since the election is decidedly anti-NAFTA. Trump has left no question about his feeling on NAFTA; famously stating that it was “the worst trade deal in history”. All this being said, I think it premature to pen NAFTA’s obituary.Read More
Topics: Manufacturing in Mexico
Selecting a supplier that’s right for your business is complicated. Though price matters, there’s more to it than just picking through quotes and price lists and sorting from lowest to highest. Skilled buyers know the importance of weighing all factors involved, including supplier quality and reliability. But, what specifically is measured, and how?Read More
Corrective Actions are a necessary evil. Anyone with any semblance of a quality system has to process them. And there are many theories and recommendations for the best way to process them. Following the 8D process is one of them, and it’s fairly popular these days.Read More
Topics: Quality Control
A fundamental key to achieving optimal performance is choosing the right barcode reading technology when dealing with a data collection solution. Now, as more technologies are developed, the choices are more varied than ever. There has been much debate concerningRead More
Now that we are in the middle of a Presidential campaign the rhetoric is flying on a whole host of issues. This election cycle the issues of trade, trade agreements, and American jobs have become some of the most hotly debated. My intent in this blog is not to make a political statement but rather to offer a perspective regarding trade with Mexico that has been all but drowned out by the political fervor. I want to share with you why I believe that our trade relationship with Mexico has actually helped preserve and perhaps even grow jobs in the US. Although I will cite a few statistics and comments from experts below, my belief fundamentally comes from what we at RESCO see taking place at many of the US manufacturers that we support.Read More