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Onshoring 2019 Talan Products

July 22nd, 2019

An increasing number of US companies are finding that it is an outdated strategy to have production part manufacturing done over seas.  These companies have realized that moving this production overseas doesn’t always deliver the compelling value it may have in the past.  In the 2000-2003 timeframe the US was losing 200,000+ jobs to offshoring, while gaining only 12,000.  In 2016 we saw significant momentum in gaining jobs back, a 600% increase from that level!  On-shoring can produce large volumes of high-quality products very cost effectively for OEM’s of all sizes.We, at Talan Products, have been helping our customers get the best value for their component part spend by making their parts right here in North America.

What’s changed from when so much manufacturing fled our domestic plants? Factory wages in “low cost countries” have been steadily increasing. In China, for example, wages have been increasing by 10-15% per year, for the last 15 years. From 2000 to 2016 the indexed manufacturing labor costs have increased 400% in China while that index is up only 2% in the US.

But, it’s more than just the labor cost.  Edwards Deming wrote “End the practice of awarding business on the basis of price tag, instead minimize total cost”.  American manufacturing has been steadily increasing efficiency across the board. Efficiency is less labor per unit of output.

At Talan Products we have always had a laser sharp focus on efficiency and that shows in our recent industry benchmarking results of our being over 3 times as productive as our industry average.

“Shortening supply chains” isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a real value.  When a shipment isn’t crossing international borders or taking a long voyage over water logistics costs are lower, far less complex, and have a higher confidence of on time delivery.

Being in a close time zone means a greater “awake time” window for discussions.  Issues can be resolved quickly adding to customer delight.  More discussion time also positively impacts innovation.

At Talan Products our customers find great value in our Design for Manufacturability expertise and easy discussion is a key to that program’s success.

Packaging costs are often higher for longer distance shipments. There is often a risk to intellectual property.  The lead time and time to market is greater with longer supply chains.

Oversight is mere hours away with Talan Products, not days, and we love to have visitors.  Come and discover first hand how we have grown in size to be in the top 10% of manufacturers in Ohio.

Reshorenow.org is filled with case studies of companies benefitting from onshoring.  Their results include a company who cut inventory by 94%, we know the value of that here at Talan Products when we took a customer’s inventory turns from 3 a year, to 22!

Another case study digs into a company who thought they were saving 30% a year with an Asian partner, but after all the costs were totaled over several years they were paying a 6% premium, and that just makes no sense.

Talan Products is strategically located in Cleveland Ohio.  Shipping anywhere in the US is easy from this central point.  Some of our most successful onshoring projects at Talan have us sending several truckloads every week to the West Coast at a globally competitive price, and superior overall value.

Ohio is a great place for manufacturing. In 2015 Ohio regained it’s pre Great Depression position as the third most productive manufacturing state. In 2017 Ohio was again ranked 3rd in manufacturing employment nationally. Manufacturing is king in Ohio and is the largest % contributor to the state GDP.  The resources for our success, and that of our customers, is here in Ohio.

We would be happy to discuss your onshoring projects with you, and point you to an industry recognized on line tool, the TCO, Total Cost of Ownership estimator to help you examine your best value for your sourcing dollars.

Purchasing professionals state that although they lose a level of control using overseas suppliers, but that it was worth it for the cost savings.

More and more savvy US companies are finding that this low price was not the value they believed.

Call us, and let Talan Products prove to you what the best value for your sourcing dollar is for high volume metal stampings and fabricated aluminum extrusions.

Made in the USA is increasingly trending positively with US consumers right now, rest assured with Talan Products means that your component parts are indeed, Made in the USA.

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Talan Products 2019 Intro video

July 22nd, 2019

Before the sun rises every day steel and aluminum are being delivered to Talan Products.  Over 8 million pounds of aluminum and 13 million pounds of steel were delivered last year from approved suppliers.  Every pound certified to exacting standards, if it isn’t certified, it doesn’t come in the door.

Every step of our manufacturing process is measured and documented, ensuring parts that make the grade, that they meet every spec.  Whether it’s 300 million pieces a year, or several thousand at a time, our customers demand that our parts perform to a standard, so we make sure they measure up in here, so that they perform out there, where it matters most, and that’s what we deliver, every day.

We supply complete parts.  Heat treatment, plating, painting, welding, kitting into boxes for the end user, assembly, we excel at value added.  For over 32 years our customers have looked to us for high quality metal stampings and fabricated aluminum extrusions that meet or exceed the demands of their customers day in and day out.

Able to not miss a beat on high volumes, help shorten supply chains, and being flexible to meet the evolving needs of our customers is what has kept Talan Products as a high growth company for decades.  We meet our all of our customers critical demands and on time delivery needs.

Talan Products is a leader in the metal stamping industry.  We participate and analyze industry benchmarking to maintain the world class performance our customers expect and receive.

We are also on the pulse of the metals market, helping our customers make the most educated decisions as material prices fluctuate.  We subscribe to data that helps minimize our customers material spend while maintaining confident supply.

Our highly skilled staff of technicians, craftsman, and engineers, work together to continuously improve our processes.  Part of our secret sauce is using our substantial manufacturing experience to offer design for manufacturability reviews to our partners.  The earlier we are involved in the design stage the more money we can save for our customers.

Our high speed aluminum extrusion fabrication has evolved to us beating the price of off shore competitors, and has for decades.

Our equipment at the heart of our operation is expertly maintained on an aggressive schedule, and we have redundancy for every asset.  This means we are always ready to go, to deliver parts, not excuses.

Our fully staffed toolroom employs expert craftsman with decades of experience.

We are at the top of our industry in training investment in both hours and dollars.  This makes sure that we are always bringing fresh ideas and the newest technology into our plant.

Our QA department is equipped, staffed, audited, and continuously trained to meet world class expectations.

We partner with our customers, our vendors, and out team members.  We always have.

Our market is continually evolving, the world is full of change, Talan Products offers peace of mind to our customers that their parts are going to be on time, ready to perform, and at the best value.

If you need high volume metal stampings and fabricated aluminum extrusions and want the confidence that they will be on time, to your specs, and at a competitive price, then you want the best value for your sourcing dollars and that is exactly what we deliver at Talan Products every day.

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