Quality and delivery are the two biggest challenges of global sourcing. Choosing reliable partners with both domestic and international resources can go a long way toward ensuring success.
For example, Cashmere Molding Incorporated, a Washington-based plastic injection molder, was struggling with delays on a mold being built in China. So they turned DME – the company they'd specified to supply a hot runner system – for help expediting the project overseas and back home.
The DME China team accelerated the schedule by a week, delivered the hot runner (wired to Chinese standards) to the toolmaker ready for sampling and then promptly rewired the system to U.S. standards for shipment to the states. The result was not only a reclaimed delivery schedule, but a smooth global sourcing transition – and a high-quality tool ready for duty right away at Cashmere's U.S. facility.
"Once a tool is shipped from China here to the U.S., there is absolutely no time for us to send it back again for repairs. We value DME and will continue to use them both for proven global quality and for the reliable support they provide back in the states."