If your business is growing and thriving, you may be at a point where you are seeking a capital improvement…you may know what you want to accomplish, and what benefits to your business you desire, but you’re not sure how to select the best approach?
In my last blog I talked about the Engineering Services Contract. These are a great way to streamline and expedite the process of requesting and approving engineering service work. Another way to economically provide engineering services is by performing them remotely.
The procurement processes at many companies can be very complex and time consuming. It can take longer to get a purchase order than to complete the work on some projects. One solution to this is to set up an engineering services contract, or a blanket contract.
When it comes to providing engineered solutions for our clients in the manufacturing segment, Optimation recognizes that the most effective approach maybe require us to engage the assistance of subject matter experts and OEM equipment providers beyond our own stable of excellent technical folks. While we thrive at engineering, designing and building custom designed process equipment to meet our customers’ unique needs, occasionally we find that certain system components are more cost-effectively integrated into our solution by reaching out and asking other equipment builders to source their pre-engineered product into our project.
One of the most important factors for a successful project is being able to specify the requirements up front. Many times, the customer doesn’t know exactly what he needs. More preliminary engineering is required to get the project requirements specific enough for suppliers to offer a fixed price bid for the project. But often, clients don’t realize they need to budget for this and therefore don’t want to pay companies like us for this service.