PEKO Precision Products

Program Managers and Their Critical Role In Contract Manufacturing

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Dec 3, 2019 10:45:00 AM

This blog post has been updated for Q4, 2019.

From the Program Management team to the Corporate Executive team, a communication line must be established with a customer, when it comes to Contract Manufacturing.  The CM should be proactive in their efforts to ensure that inevitable manufacturing concerns can be remedied with the customer as soon as possible.  By establishing a strong chain of communication, these manufacturing risks can be mitigated. 

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, machinery manufacturing

Great Assembly Techniques for Low and Mid Volume Integration

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Mar 27, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Once production has begun, and is in full-effect, a great CM will have a team of experienced, competent and trained individuals to carry out the assembly and integration.  These trained professionals will be supported by their supervisors, tools and techniques, along with a manufacturing system that ensures the team's success.  For most programs, the technicians will be trained specifically for the product, while the tools and workstations will be optimized for optimum build quality and efficiency.  PEKO's team works tirelessly to use efficient and effective techniques for customers' assembly processes.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, NewProductIntroduction, Assembly

Assessing the Current and Future Manufacturing Capacity

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Feb 5, 2019 12:20:29 PM

Many of the customers who have walked through our doors have one simple question in mind: "How will my project fit into the this company, and will they have enough resources to give my project the time that it needs?" The manufacturing capacity of an organization is the "make-it" or "break-it" of a company's ability to sustain and meet the aggressive deadlines within the manufacturing industry.  Having established robust and up-to-date practices ensure that products will make it to the end-user when agreed upon.  

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, Manufacturing Capabilities, Purchasing

4 Reasons Why Purchasers Love buying From Turnkey Contract Manufacturers

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Dec 20, 2018 12:32:49 PM

There's Benefits in Purchasing Higher Level Assemblies 

Purchasing managers and their counterparts have days filled with tedious activities which include supplier evaluations, plant visits, contract negotiation, Engineering fiascoes, all while maintaining database records.  The more suppliers and parts that a purchasing department is managing leads to a more cumbersome workload with endless tasks that need to be accomplished.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, Purchasing

Full-Service Contract Manufacturing: What it Means and Why it Matters

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Dec 7, 2018 3:41:47 PM

Do you have machinery or equipment that you need manufactured?  Or, maybe you have some major mechanical equipment that needs to be assembled.  Or maybe it’s just the beginning of a break-through idea that you have, but you need some more help with the engineering & design.  Perhaps you just can't justify building a full-functioning factory.  Whatever the reason may be, if you're looking to outsource, knowing where to turn to may be overwhelming.  We're here to help. 

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, low volume manufacturing, Manufacturing Capabilities

3 "MORE" Things you'll see in a High End Contract Manufacturing Plant

Posted by Scott Baxter on Feb 7, 2018 9:50:19 AM

Never Stop Getting Better!

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly

Four Concerns for BIG Parts CNC Machining and Assembly

Posted by Scott Baxter on Aug 18, 2015 11:49:31 AM

Large Parts CNC Machining and Assembly:

In the world of CNC Machining, Assembly and Fabrications, parts and features can range from the palm of your hand to the size of a tractor trailer and then some.  Different CNC Machine Shops are suited for many different size ranges.  High volume shops can produce millions of small parts in a short amount of time.  But today I wanted to talk about the big stuff.  Those large parts and assemblies that are not only hard to source for the OEM, but also hard to produce without all the right capabilities.  Large CNC parts and assemblies create very specific problems for the manufacturer but with smart planning and good equipment, the manufacturer can provide excellent value to the OEM without causing too much pain.     
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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Assembly, machine shop, large parts

5 Difficulties for CNC Machining and Assembly in the Defense Industry

Posted by Scott Baxter on Mar 11, 2015 3:43:58 PM

Prime Contractors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and others are becoming more open the the idea of value-add suppliers that can do CNC Machining, Sheet Metal Fab, Welding and Assembly.  In many cases, they require certifications like the ISO 9001, AS9100 or even specific AWS weld standards.  They are benefiting from the ability to save money and time both in bidding and production.  By using these suppliers, the Prime OEMs can focus on the integration and testing of their product to ensure it is ready for government purchase.  ITAR registeration is also a critical feature in the Defense manufacturing industry.  At PEKO, we've been dealing with such customers for years and we've put together a quick list of some of the difficult things to contend with when manufacturing for the Prime Contractors.
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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Assembly, Defense

Lowering Overhead with Turnkey Mechanical Assembly

Posted by Scott Baxter on Dec 2, 2014 10:13:44 AM

As always, the push to increase profit margins is a top priority in most business models.  Smart companies are always looking for ways to reduce costs in their manufacturing operations.  One way companies are changing the way they do business is by actively seeking strategic suppliers.  Having a strategic partner base is advantageous because a true partner will understand the goals of the customer and use their unique talents to help satisfy the goals.  Here at PEKO, we've always believed that increasing the Value Add to the customer is a perfect way to help increase customer margins.  By providing Turnkey Mechanical Assembly Services,  the customer can realize much more value than meets the eye. Providing CNC Machining and Sheet Metal components is a value-add service unto itself, by stepping up to mechanical assemblies, the customer can realize the following advantages:

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Topics: Contract Assembly

4 Challenges in Clean Room Assembly

Posted by Scott Baxter on Nov 24, 2014 10:08:28 AM

Having a clean room is only half the battle:
Today's high tech industries are utilizing contract manufacturers for outsourcing their mechanical assembly work.  The cost disparity for the OEM to the CM can be dramatic.   There are more a few contract manufacturers in the US that have clean room assembly.  At times they can make it look easy, but make no mistake, properly assembling in a clean room environment is no easy task.  Meticulous planning and discipline must be enforced for the customer requirements to be met in such an environment.  Below are some challenges that any OEM or Contract Manufacturer will face when effectively carrying out clean room assembly internally.
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Topics: Contract Assembly, clean room, clean room assembly