To successfully bring any valuable product on the market you should ensure that you and the manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and working solutions. There are many questions you should ask and should expect a solid answer.
Do You Have a Solid Quality Program?
Enforce that your manufacturing partner has taken quality standards. Moreover, check to see how long they have been certified. Make yourself sure that the company has adopted quality standards such as ISO 9001:2008 which provide the guidelines to make ensure that their services are consistently meeting the customer requirements. Ask them to show the records of their before program.
I Need The Lowest Price. Can You Do That?
If the price is your only worry, then you only need to ask the question. There are thousand of manufacturing consulting companies that will happily take your business in exchange for some cash. It is not a relationship, it’s business deal until the next cheaper manufacturer comes. Of course, no problem if it is your business model. But for maximum organization, customer value, and risk are supreme to price. So. Choose wisely.
What Will Your Top 3 Customers Tell Me About You?
A confident business partner is always proud to have hoped customers reach out to its top list for a reference. Sometimes very strict confidential agreements resist such type of conversation, but when an organization really enjoying with its manufacturer partner, they often find a secret way to provide a reference.
Can You Help My Product Stay Compliant?
Suppose you are going to produce new food products then you need a perfectly managed environment. Some manufacturers only worry about their own regularity and work, bit the finest will work with you protectively to manage regulatory updates. Even provide labeling help and help to navigate the industry environment and regulation. They also can be a resource for helping you manage the longer term stability of your products and equipment.
Are You Financially Stable?
You want to make a relationship with a contract manufacturer for many years. This is the reason you should know about the company’s financial stability. Don’t be shy to ask tough questions. You should know that your contract manufacturing company do invest in employee training or not. Will they give banking references? And many more finance related questions you should ask before make them confirm as your contract manufacturer.