When to choose internal production vs custom specialty glass shops.
Outsourcing Your Glass Needs
When considering internal production vs custom specialty glass, consider the many factors that impact success. Choosing a custom specialty glass manufacturer is challenging because every project is governed by different needs.
One of the most frequently overlooked factors of in-house production is the financial burden of setup. This may include the cost of specialized machinery, materials ordered at low volumes and subsequent high prices, and skilled labor costs. Additionally, consider the research and design that goes into setting up a new project. Add these variables for the total cost of manufacturing the component in-house and ensure potential profits.
Outsourcing relieves the burden of project design. PEG’s design and fabrication services for your customized glass products is a cost-effective solution that guarantees a high-quality result. The PEG team has years of experience. Plus, we have the knowledge, skill, and state-of-the-art processes and equipment to ensure the production of superior components.
Reasons for Wasted Dollars
It’s easy to give in to complacency when facing the difficult task of switching suppliers. Change of any type brings risk and potential cost. Price shopping is a simple way to avoid overpaying for parts. However, submitting lengthy RFQs to multiple providers is a tedious process. It’s important to consider alternate materials and supply solutions if you want to ensure that you’re getting the best value for your dollar.
In a world struck by a manufacturing talent shortage, one of the problems that companies face is the availability of engineering expertise. In-house engineers or a supplier’s engineering team already committed to other projects have little time to contribute to new projects. As a result, you have the potential to miss cost savings that add to your bottom line profits.
Overtasking the engineering department also hinders communications and slows down new product development. Communication barriers can lead to product failures, reducing speed to market and risking lost opportunities. Suppliers who don’t manage project details will fail financially, or in product delivery, or both.
Saving Money with PEG
Trusting your custom glass project to PEG not only gives you peace of mind but can offer significant cost savings. Because of the volume of our work, we are able to purchase materials at wholesale prices and pass the savings on to our customers. There are no hidden or unexpected costs—every quote specifies exactly what you are paying for each piece, and our strict quality control processes ensure that all pieces you receive are of the finest craftsmanship.
Even for those who have in-house glass fabrication capabilities, a secondary source can be useful. Some of our customers already have their own production processes and equipment, but they choose us to supplement manufacturing during times of high volume. They know that outsourcing to PEG guarantees consistent quality. That is because we are committed to working with verified vendors with whom we have long-established relationships.