Last Mile Manufacturing

Prevailing wisdom in manufacturing holds that large plants can provide high degree of cost benefits. While this is true in most cases, markets for customers have changed wherein they need a large variety of similar components for one platform. Changing trucking laws have made shipping even for 2000 miles very expensive and time consuming. Full truck load from Monterrey, Mexico to Ohio costs almost the same as a container from Shanghai to Ohio. These changes have warranted many OEM and Tier One customers to look for domestic manufacturers who can offer short lead times, quick tool change capability, production flexibility but with advanced technology such as EDI, ERP, Robotics, Quality reporting, RFQ automation as well as APQP management capabilities.

Metrics Works offers strong and wide CNC machining capabilities in Midwest