Posts Tagged 'Supply Chain'


It’s time to take a practical look at your extended supply chain

June 13, 2022
It’s time to rethink your extended supply chain

The global pandemic. Manufacturing shutdowns. The Texas superstorm. A sudden demand spike. Labor shortages. Shipping and transportation bottlenecks. The emergence of new COVID variants. The war in Ukraine. Lately, manufacturers have faced one disruption after another. When will things return to normal? Perhaps never, offers New Berlin Plastics Vice President of Sales Joseph Mechery. “It’s…

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How NBP protects customers from supply chain risks

May 23, 2022
How NBP protects its customers from supply chain risks

Disruptions from the pandemic, weather events, labor shortages, and warring nations have created a perfect storm of supply chain volatility for OEMs. But despite these challenges, New Berlin Plastics has continued to live its company value: “Find a way.” In recent months, prices have steadily risen and inventory has been low or non-existent for many…

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How stable is your plastic injection molder?

March 16, 2022
How stable is your plastic injection molder

Black swans – unanticipated events that can rock an industry – test the strength and resiliency of every company. During the last several years, a series of them have threatened the health and stability of many plastic injection molders: The global pandemic. Severe material shortages. The ongoing labor crisis. A sharp upturn in demand. Turbulent…

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We’re expanding to meet our customers’ growing needs

February 23, 2022
How to avoid a DOT audit of your trucking company

Our steadfast commitment to people, process, and technology has captured the attention of OEMs throughout North America. During the last several years, it has brought us many new customers as well as expanded business from our existing ones. To accommodate this growth, we recently signed a lease on a second building. Located only two blocks…

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How NBP helped two OEMs overcome material and component shortages

June 1, 2021
How NBP Helped Two OEMs Overcome Material And Component Shortages

OEMs are struggling to keep production lines running and new product launches on schedule due to the perfect storm of material shortages and congested freight lines on land and at sea. To take advantage of increasing consumer demands, OEMs are trying to ramp up quickly. However, when critical materials and components aren’t available, the situation…

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OEMs and molders seek creative solutions during resin shortage

April 7, 2021
OEMs, Molders Look For Creative Solutions During Resin Shortage

A global pandemic, extreme cold weather in Texas, surging consumer demand and clogged transportation systems have combined to create a chaotic situation in the plastic resin market. Supplies of many resins are desperately low, and other raw materials used for molding plastic parts, such as metals and glass, are also in short supply.  With so…

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Mitigating supply chain disruptions

March 17, 2020
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The recent coronavirus outbreak has reinforced the need for manufacturers to have a risk mitigation plan in place so they’re prepared for disruptions to their global supply chain. According to a survey conducted by ThomasNet, roughly two out of every three North American manufacturing companies have felt the disruptions caused by the recent pandemic on…

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Project Management: 5 Key Supply Chain Processes for Injection Molding

February 13, 2018
Supply chain

Regardless of the industry or specific undertaking, project management can be a difficult task. For injection molding, however, managerial discipline and oversight are essential. Project Management Offices (PMOs) have become a standard in molding industry; they ensure high-quality production runs by instituting specific policies and procedures and monitor the entirety of manufacturing processes. On top…

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