Scoring a triple-double is an amazing thing in basketball. It means that you truly are a great basketball player. If you follow the French Basketball League or the NBA for that matter, a lot of commentators make a big deal about the triple-double, and they should because not all NBA players score a triple-double. In fact, relatively few in statistical terms score triple-doubles.
The same applies to manufacturing. Very few contract manufacturers of plastic equipment and parts score a triple-double in terms of service quality.
Now, a lot of them talk a big game. A lot of them crank out a lot of glossy catalogs that talk up the quality of their service as well as the tremendous amount of machines in their infrastructure. It’s very easy to get taken in by jargons. After all, if you’re not all that familiar with the manufacturing process, your eyes glaze over when you hear terms like mold injection or long fiber injection and all sorts of plastic manufacturing processes.
But there is a cold, hard reality behind these terms, and it really all boils down to whether the prospective contract manufacturing partner you are thinking of doing business with can deliver. You have to focus on results. You can’t let yourself be taken in by slick talk or seemingly technical information because all that information is not going to please your customers.
All that slick talk is not going to guarantee that people will continue to do business with your brand day in and day out, week in and week out, month after month, or year after year. There is a lot at stake here. It is not just a simple matter of going from one manufacturer to another.
It’s not like you’re switching water companies or cable companies. The work the contract manufacturer does can mean the difference between financial life or death. I don’t to paint the situation in such black and white terms, but that is exactly what is at stake.
This is why you need to check out the manufacturing processes over at Romeo RIM. They really have the game down. They’ve been in the business for many years. They know what customers want and expect.
Most importantly, they have focused on the experience of the end consumer. They understand that you are not the ultimate client. While you are a customer, their real customer is the person who will actually buy the famous product from you.
Whether Romeo RIM is going to be assembling a piece or the whole assembly, quality is top of mind over at Romeo RIM. This is the kind of partner you should be looking for. Otherwise, it’s anybody’s guess whether you will get the kind of quality that will push your brand upward and outward.
Make no mistake about it, just like in basketball, a triple-double in manufacturing doesn’t happen by luck. It takes practice. It takes commitment to excellence. It takes experience. These are the things that you get over at Romeo RIM.
Don’t accept any cheap substitutes. Regardless of how many awards the other option has, focus on the results they bring because results are what put food on your table. Results are what ensures your company ends up in the black. That is the bottom line.