Custom manufacturing, how to convert to this
This is probably one of the oldest manufacturing systems in the world because it goes back to when products where first made. Basically custom manufacturing is where one person has the skill that is needed to make a certain product. A great example of this type of manufacturing is a shoe maker or a candle maker; it used to be that only one person was required to make these customized products. Custom manufacturing is still used today but rather than just one person making the product that is required we have machines that will do the jobs for us. And if people are doing the manufacturing you are going to need more than one person to make the specialized product so you can keep up with the higher demands. Something else that you need to know about custom manufacturing is that not many people use custom manufacturing anymore because it is not very cost efficient, which means that the products are more expensive because of the cost of using custom manufacturing.
Here are the steps you should take to convert your manufacturing into custom manufacturing.
The first thing that you are going to need to do is to decide that you no longer want to just offer items that are made from an assembly line. Basically what this means is that you are now going to want to offer custom made products rather than producing products that are the same thing over and over again.
The next thing that you are going to want to do is to meet with your research and development team. The reason for this is that they will be able to tell you everything that you are going to need to do to convert to custom manufacturing and if it is right for your company. By meeting with a team of people you will be able to go over all of the pros and cons of changing your manufacturing style, as well as go over your budget and any questions people might have. By going over all of this you can make an educated decision if converting to custom manufacturing is right for your company.
The next thing that you want to do is to make sure that if you do convert to custom manufacturing that you will still be making a profit. It won't make any sense to switch over to this style of manufacturing if your company will not make a profit or if your customers will no longer buy from you. So another thing you need to do is to think about if your current customers will want a custom made product.
You are also going to want to make sure that your budget will be able to afford going over to custom manufacturing. So to do this you are going to need to look closely at your budget.
You are also going to need to bring in more customers because the cost of custom manufacturing is more expensive so your costs are going to increase. And with the increase of costs you are going to need to sell more products and since they are going to be custom made you are going to need more people to sell the products too.
You are also going to need to review your plants equipment and see if there is any equipment that you can get rid of. Many times manufacturing plants have mass production equipment that they can get rid of when they convert to custom manufacturing because they will no longer have a need for those machines. Besides getting rid of those machines can help cover the expenses of converting to custom manufacturing.
You are also going to need hire more people in order to keep up with making the product correctly for your customers.