5 Benefits to producing locally
5 Benefits to producing locally
It’s official! Your wood furniture project is under way and all you have left to do is fine tune the details, develop a prototype and start production. Your project would most definitely benefit by calling upon a reliable and experienced manufacturing partner to ensure its realization. It is at this stage that you must decide between producing locally or abroad. At first glance, choosing a foreign manufacturer at reduced costs may seem like an interesting option however, what would come of the final production cost and the impact this would have on your business overall? Here are 5 benefits that will encourage you to seek out a local manufacturer.
A better handle on quality control
In hiring a local manufacturer, you ensure a better control of the quality of production. In fact, the further you are from the manufacturer, the more complicated and limited communication becomes. Furthermore, you can expect to encounter many unwanted surprises throughout the process such as a lack in the quality of materials used and assembly, as well as an increased risk of damaged items during transport.
Contrarily, local production offers many considerable advantages such as having more control over the design process and making sure compliance with quality standards is being upheld. Moreover, you will have direct access to materials and be able to establish a personalized communication with the local manufacturer. At each stage of production, using a nearby manufacturer offers more opportunities for quality control.
Shipping less far to reduce shipping costs
It is essential to take shipping costs into account since the associated fees are often quite costly. The cost of international shipping is often billed per kilometer travelled, adding to this any customs fees, which can vary greatly depending on the relationship established between countries—a factor which is often unstable. In addition, long delays should not be overlooked when it comes to shipping by sea. Long delivery times require a better planning of supply and supporting inventory for a longer period of time. In comparison, local production is more accessible, eases communication on the product details and remarkably reduces the costs associated with shipping, delivery delays and inventory management.
Manufacturing in an ecological and ethical way
The increasing popularity of producing locally is inspired by many factors, rattling traditional production and consumption methods. In fact, by using local manufacturers like Nicobois, you are also contributing to and supporting the creation of local jobs. Furthermore, you can more easily monitor the working conditions in the factory that you choose, allowing you to limit the risk of exploitation and abuse and foster a secure working environment. Lastly, by opting for local production, you reduce your energy footprint by avoiding lengthy shipping routes. Already, this option not only reduces transportation costs, but is also a great initiative from an ecological standpoint.
Protect your idea
Among the many benefits of producing in North America, it is imperative to think about intellectual property. At Nicobois, our desire is to build long-lasting relationships with our clients based on respect and trust. We make it our duty to protect the ideas and the projects of our clients so that we can become successful together.
Significant benefits for the consumer
If local production benefits distributers and manufacturers, let it be known that the consumer also has a say. Above all else, the consumer understands that the durability of a product purchased locally cannot compare to one manufactured abroad. For good reason, local businesses often prioritize quality and sustainability in order to meet their consumers’ expectations—they too, local.