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Does Your Contract Manufacturer’s Location Matter? - Argonaut Manufacturing
Location, location, location. Important for real estate, but does location matter when choosing a contract manufacturing partner? Absolutely. Breaking into an international market is challenging. A contract manufacturing organization (CMO) in your target market streamlines your process, including: Meeting local regulatory requirements Handling procurement direct to the location Convenience of local distribution Contract Manufacturer Location Advantages Working with a manufacturing partner in your desired market saves you both money and time. Learn how the contract manufacturer location works to your advantage: Regulatory Regulatory requirements vary across different countries. Local quality experts will have the strongest grasp of regulatory requirements in their country, and the facility should already be up to code. This protects you during audits and offers the fastest path to production. Shipping Logistics Shipping your product to international customers is slowed by risks of customs delays, or in extreme circumstances, not receiving import permission. Product sitting on the dock may not be temperature controlled, resulting in spoilage and replacement costs. By choosing a local manufacturer that offers pick-pack-ship services and using them as a domestic distribution point, your customers will receive their products faster and with less complications. When selecting a partner, consider geography within the country as well. If your components ship by freight from Asia, a West Coast US manufacturer will cut substantial time off your raw materials supply chain in comparison to an East Coast competitor. Cost Savings International shipping is expensive. Instead of importing your products to your market, consider having them made locally. …