The September issue of Fabricating & Metalworking magazine features an article by American Roll Form Products President Phil Misch. The article, “From Producer to Partner,” touches on adopting a cost avoidance approach, aspects of supply chain optimization, total cost of ownership and how choosing an all-in-one supply chain partner can take your business to the next level.
Cutting costs has become a major priority in today’s manufacturing landscape. Manufacturers realize that an optimized supply chain can significantly cut costs and lead times. As cost margins narrow, manufacturing companies increasingly look to metal fabricators to provide all-in-one, strategic supply chain solutions that positively impact the bottom line.
While there are many aspects involved in supply chain optimization, Misch covers the three main areas custom metal fabricators and their manufacturing partners should focus on: part design optimization, fabrication process selection, and total cost of ownership.
Since its founding in 1960, ARF has evolved from a metal fabricator into an all-in-one partner that offers a full range of metal fabrication processes, engineering consulting services, inventory management, assembly and shipping solutions. ARF takes the time to fully understand its customers market conditions, challenges and opportunities to help them achieve greater efficiencies through innovative product design and alternative production solutions.
The company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), offered since 1997, creates personal accountability and gives team members incentive in efficient operations and customer success. This individual ownership permeates the quality production, innovative thinking and hardworking service that ARF employees offer.