Five Processes from One Source
Services used: Mold manufacturing, CNC machining, plastic injection molding, polishing and plating and final assembly
Challenge: A leading manufacturer of custom motorcycles needed hand grips and foot pegs for its custom motorcycles. However, the machining requirements were precise and complex, the metal parts required a high quality, polished and plated finish, and required plastic overmolding to ensure riders a firm grip. The customer’s engineering and purchasing staff turned to Garner Industries to supply these complex parts.
Solution: Garner Industries recommended to single source all five manufacturing processes under one consolidated purchase order, with Garner making each step in the process seamless and transparent to the customer. Garner provided mold building, CNC machining, plastic injection molding, polishing/plating and final assembly. The customer simply received finished parts ready for the production line.
Results: Garner was able to eliminate the communication and scheduling problems often found with using multiple suppliers. Plus, integrating multiple processes resulted in cost savings for the customer. By offering sole sourcing in its ISO 9001:2008 certified operation, Garner was able to ensure quality parts to the customer’s stringent specifications. Plus, one-stop shopping allowed for reduced lead times and just-in-time delivery.