How New Berlin Plastics controls its destiny and supports OEMs

How New Berlin Plastics Controls Its Destiny And Supports OEMs

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银河娱乐场官网公司通过投资于人的清晰愿景来控制自己的命运, process, and technology – the three pillars of our business. Company leaders Joseph Mechery (VP of Sales), Karl Held (Business Development Manager), 和Eric Pipkin(制造经理)最近谈到了这些投资是如何使公司比以往任何时候都更加稳定和可靠的——即使是在最近记忆中最动荡的经济和市场条件下.

What is the future vision for New Berlin Plastics?

Mechery: 银河娱乐场官网通过有选择地、明智地扩张公司,专注于可持续增长. We will continue to expand our capacity and capabilities, 但银河娱乐场官网希望在这样做的同时,限制对银河娱乐场官网自己和客户的潜在破坏.

To accommodate additional workflow and prepare for further growth, we are working toward adding 45,000 sq. ft. of production space to our New Berlin production facility. Our goal is to have this expansion complete by the end of 2022.

How do people, process, and technology form the pillars of your business?

Held: 银河娱乐场官网采取全面的方法,以确保银河娱乐场官网不断改进银河娱乐场官网的流程, leverage technologies in smart and effective ways, retain talented employees, and recruit quality people.

We’ve also recently formed a new Strategic Initiative Group, which is made up of leaders from across the organization. 银河娱乐场官网每周开会,以确定在银河娱乐场官网业务的各个领域存在的障碍,并实施解决这些障碍的策略.

What’s your approach to retaining quality employees?

Mechery: 银河娱乐场官网一直在努力让员工感觉与他们所做的事情更紧密地联系在一起——这样他们就会觉得自己是组织的一部分, not just a cog in a machine. 为此,银河娱乐场官网每季度举行一次全勤市政厅会议,任何人都可以提问.

此外,银河娱乐场官网最近在生产车间安装了一个多媒体中心. 这为员工提供了有关生产车间日常操作的信息和见解. Plus, 通过确保安全的环境,银河娱乐场官网努力为银河娱乐场官网的员工提供一个每天来工作的理由, ergonomic, and appealing.

How is your vision reflected in your approach to hiring people?

Held: 银河娱乐场官网最近加强了对招聘流程的控制,将更多的招聘活动纳入内部. 银河娱乐场官网的人力资源团队现在有了第二名成员,负责甄选合格的候选人并填补空缺职位, as well as provide general HR support. Plus, 银河娱乐场官网刚刚设立了一个培训协调员的职位,以改善新员工的入职流程,并在他们入职后提供额外的支持.

银河娱乐场官网必须通过培训、支持和知识为人们提供成功所需的工具. 他们从一进门就应该觉得在这里工作很舒服. In the last year, we’ve filled roles we didn’t have before in training, shipping/receiving, automation, and manufacturing engineering.

What are some of your recent process improvements?

Pipkin: We are a process-driven organization, which means we have processes for every operational function like quoting, engineering, building tools, getting samples, and shipping. 拥有这些记录在案的过程是银河娱乐场官网稳定性和可预测性的基础.

这些程序也会定期审查,以确定是否有需要改进的地方. 围绕整个公司流程改进的活动正在进行中.

What are some of your recent improvements in technology?

Pipkin: 银河娱乐场官网一直在投资更多的检测设备,以使零部件更快地通过认证程序. Our automation lab is growing, which was partially driven by labor shortages and pandemic constraints. We’ve converted some repetitive, 劳动密集型的工作需要自动化来提高效率和成本竞争力. 银河娱乐场官网还增加了一个新的3D打印机,以扩大银河娱乐场官网的能力,使银河娱乐场官网自己的末端工具,以加快项目的时间通过内部能力.

银河娱乐场官网还自动验证了部件的维度完整性. 通过在生产环节增加额外的数据驱动的质量保证层, 银河娱乐场官网提高了生产效率,同时为银河娱乐场官网和银河娱乐场官网的客户消除了风险.

在过去12-18个月的动荡中,你是如何保持对未来再投资的承诺的?

Held: 年复一年地对公司进行再投资是银河娱乐场官网文化中根深蒂固的一部分. 这是银河娱乐场官网一直在做的,不管经济状况和其他挑战如何.

银河娱乐场官网避免承担不必要的债务,并不断寻找降低成本的方法. 一个很好的例子就是银河娱乐场官网的发行过程以及与之相关的专有软件, called LaunchLogic. It has enabled us to manage more projects, while staying on time, without increasing our project engineering headcount.

This conservative, purposeful approach keeps us financially stable. Throughout 2020, 而其他模具商则陷入财务困境,经营更为保守, we were well positioned to continue reinvesting in our operations.

New Berlin Plastics is very selective in choosing OEMs to work with. What does your ideal customer look like?

Mechery: We choose customers who understand the value of the services we provide. We approach them for long-term relationships, not one-off projects. 银河娱乐场官网提供的价值超过了每件产品的价格点,并从长远来看降低了总拥有成本. They are paying for stability, reliability, and excellent service.

银河娱乐场官网知道,较低的零件价格最初可能会使采购部门满意. But when you end up returning batches of defective parts to the molder, or aren’t receiving the level of service you expect from your supplier, you’re actually losing time and money. That is not providing value. By building trust, 银河娱乐场官网希望与银河娱乐场官网的客户共同成长,建立互惠互利的关系.

与私募股权公司拥有的模具商相比,私人持有的模具商有什么优势?

Held: 银河娱乐场官网的文化是着眼于长远,而不是支持可能带来短期利润的举措. 上市公司更注重季度业绩,以取悦投资者. It’s a very short-term focus. We’re able to look ahead 10 years or more to achieve our vision. That gives us greater stability and predictability in our operations.

Mechery: We think of our customers as investors. Twice a year, 银河娱乐场官网制作一份客户投资者报告,传达银河娱乐场官网积极支持增长的方式, which assures them that they’ve made a good choice in partnering with us.

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