We recently saw an article in Fabricating & Metalworking Online that we think will definitely resonate with our fans. The article, “How to Select a Single-Source Automation Supplier,” offered in-depth advice on what to look out for and how to choose a capable partner. We felt this was an important message to share, and decided to recap some of the main benefits here in our blog.
The Benefits of Single-Source Automation
- More Streamlined: Rather than having to review and then select multiple vendors to work on a project, you’ll be able to manage each stage of work through a single point of contact. This reduces the chance of miscommunication between different departments and provides for easier planning each step of the way, since all workers are in one central location. Anyone who has ever planned a large event will be familiar with the challenges of coordinating multiple vendors. Think of single-source automation as your all-inclusive package deal.
- Accountability: If more than one company is working on a particular project and something fails, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault. When working with one main supplier, there is no shirking of responsibility. For this reason, suppliers may be more likely to double check their work to ensure that everything is running smoothly.
- Expertise: Unlike manufacturers that only focus on one particular product or service, a single-source provider has extensive knowledge of the entire system. If anything is off, they will notice and be able to fix it.
- Speed and Support: Most people want things to be done quickly. If you’re coordinating multiple providers and having each one do their jobs independently, it will slow things down. By having everything done by one supplier, things can keep moving at a brisk pace since nobody has to wait for their turn to come up. And, once everything is done, you’ll know exactly who to reach out to with any questions or issues that arise in the future.
Are you looking for a single-source automation provider? If so, give us a call at 519-824-8711 or let us know by reaching out via Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you.