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Collaborative Supplier Relationships Spell Success

For many molding operations, relationships maintained with suppliers can border on the adversarial, or at the very least, are based solely on price. While this scenario may seem to be the only ...
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Less is More: Plastic Components, Inc. thrives in struggling industry

At a time when the plastic injection molding industry is in a virtual meltdown, Plastic Components Inc. is thriving with a less-is-more approach. Named by Plastics News as the 2008 national Processor ...
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Single Supplier Success

Most molding operations subscribe to the multiple-material-supplier strategy—one that allows for leverage and negotiation. In fact, management consultants often recommend this approach. So what ...
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The Boomerang Effect

As the 21st century began, China loomed as an ominous threat to manufacturers in Wisconsin and across the United States. The common refrain was that American manufacturers could not compete with ...
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Only the Adaptable Survive

by: Jeff Moad, Managing Automation Talk about a one-two punch. Just last summer, as soaring gasoline prices forced consumers to rethink their preference for large, fuel-hungry vehicles, Honda Motor ...
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Innovation Quotient Winners 2008

Plastic Components Inc. (PCI), Germantown, manufacturers small and medium-sized injection parts at the lowest possible cost. The company's fully automated plant features state-of-the-art molding ...
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Bucking the National Trend

At a time when many of the country's plastic injection molding operations are seeing huge declines in sales or succumbing altogether to low-cost foreign competitors, Plastic Components, Inc. is ...
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