A Smarter Way to Manage Labor For Kitting, Assembly and Packaging
Part 1: We Broke the Labor Model
Chapter 1: How Did I End Up Managing a Plant Full of Temps?
Part 2: Extraordinary Productivity through Human Performance
Chapter 4: Baselining Your Cost Per Unit Metric
Part 3: Capturing All of the Benefits
WHAT WE OFFER
Productiv applies lean engineering principles to kitting, manufacturing, packaging and
fulfillment in order to protect our client’s brands.
KITTING AND FULFILLMENT
Turnkey fulfillment including kitting, pack-out, rework, sorting, inspection and shipping
Contract Packaging on-site for clients or done at our plant with unit cost pricing
Contract Manufacturing and Contract Packaging in Richmond, Virginia
With over 18,500+ businesses and industries operating across the city, Richmond is a thriving city for manufacturers and production facilities.
Being productive doesn’t often mean doing your best to get the job done all by yourself. In today’s world of specialists and specialization, productivity gains sometimes come in the form of identifying and working with others, like specialist contract manufacturer Productiv, who can support you in getting the job done right. So, how does that help you?
- As specialists in the art of manufacturing, contract manufacturers can help you take on more work than your own staff and facilities can handle. And depending on the type of arrangements you work out, this can happen for spill-over capacity, or on an ongoing basis.
- Then, there’s the common-sense economics. Why spend time, money and effort acquiring non-core skills and equipment, when you can have a specialist to do it for a fraction of the cost?
- As you grow and expand, you can rely on your contract manufacturer to provide you with whatever new skills, equipment or services you need, without investing a significant amount of capital to acquire it yourself
- When you are dealing with a special client, who makes a special request for you to do an urgent production run – for which you don’t have the workforce; you’ll never need to worry about upstaffing or overtime. You simply “outsource” those issues to your contract manufacturer. With their wide network of contacts, they are especially adept at dealing with such challenges!
- At times, margins are so thin that it becomes extremely challenging for manufacturers to survive and thrive when unexpected cost increases hit them. With a contract manufacturer handling some of your production processes, at predictable fixed costs, you no longer need to stress about cost overruns! Because of the fixed price arrangements, the cost variances now become the contract manufacturers “problem” – not yours!
While working with a contract manufacturing firm might seem like a novel idea, many of the world’s leading production houses rely on such services. As specialists in what they do, they also provide a wide range of other value-added services, such as:
- Warehouse Support
- …and many others
This makes contract manufacturers like, Productiv, an invaluable partner to have when you need end-to-end support to expand, grow and manage your production operations – both for unexpected and longer-term planned situations.
Many contract manufacturing service providers hold industry recognized certification and credentials – including 6S, Lean Manufacturing, ISO, JIT Manufacturing and others. This makes them a reliable partner for sensitive and critical manufacturing operations.