Where does your part get painted?
The manufacturing supply chain can be long and complex. Managing independent suppliers for design, tooling construction, assembly, part painting, and more can be challenging, and each has an influence on the quality, timing, and cost of the finished product.
For custom plastic thermoforming, post-production part painting is a key link in this supply chain. That is why Productive Plastics decided to bring our own painting operation under the same roof as our manufacturing facility.
What are the Benefits to Our Customers?
If a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link, then strengthening or removing that link reduces the risk of a break. Consolidating the painting and manufacturing operation at Productive Plastics means that there is one fewer supplier to manage and monitor. This also ensures accountability, as it avoids any “finger pointing” between a thermoformer and a painter.
In-house facilities and complete control over the painting process reduces or eliminates the logistical, quality control, and transportation costs associated with an off-site supplier.
Reduced Lead Time
Our painting facility is 100 feet from the manufacturing floor, meaning that parts can be painted, cured, and ready for shipping or assembly in the same day that they are manufactured.
Increased Process and Quality Control
Incorporating a painting facility into the operation at Productive Plastics allowed us direct control of the painting process and quality management. We implemented the same lean manufacturing techniques, proven processes, and quality controls and traceability that we have been evolving on the manufacturing floor for over 6 decades.
Strategically consolidating the manufacturing supply chain is just one of the ways Productive Plastics is constantly improving our ability to contribute to your product’s success. Contact us and give us the opportunity to show you how we can provide much more than a high quality plastic part.