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How Does Contract Manufacturing Work?

Contract manufacturing involves one company hiring another company to manufacture products it needs to service its customers. A third-party contract manufacturer often provides more than just manufacturing. They sometimes provide design, prototyping, and assembly. At Custom Contract Manufacturing, we provide high quality, cost-efficient contract manufacturing services to our customers. This includes services that cover a variety of electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, engineering, and assembly requirements.

When it comes to contract manufacturing, Oregon companies can depend on us to provide exceptional services according to their requirements.

The Process of Contract Manufacturing

A contract manufacturer is hired by another company to perform manufacturing services of various types, depending on the industry involved. Often, the contract manufacturer supervises and directs the building of a product or system. In some cases, various contract manufacturers are employed by one firm to engineer and build different components while one or more other contract manufacturers provide assembly.

Contract manufacturing enables businesses to keep costs under control and utilize their own in-house personnel, resources, and capabilities on other business needs.

Working with a Contract Manufacturer

Some contract manufacturers are engaged early in the production process, providing help with design and prototype testing before the manufacturing stage begins. Other contract manufacturers are hired to provide solutions in the manufacturing stage alone.

Product designers often collaborate with a contract manufacturer because it saves them time, money, and resources. For instance, if a designer has created a product design, but lacks the manufacturing equipment and capability to manufacture the design and bring the project to completion, a contract manufacturer can fill in these gaps. The company doesn’t need to develop these resources from within, which can be time-consuming and costly.

Third-party contract manufacturers tailor their capabilities to meet the demands of companies in the market sector they serve. This means they are prepared to provide services at any stage of the product production process. They can begin and end their involvement in the project according to your requirements.

When preparing to hire a contract manufacturing company in Oregon, it is important to research its capabilities and track record. The success or failure of your product in the market depends in part on the quality of the contract manufacturer you choose.

For information about the contract manufacturing services we offer for companies in various industries, give us a call today at 503.533.9839 or send us a message through our contact form.