SPM offers a number of value added services to our customers, in compliance with and certified to ISO 9001:2015
SPM offers Inventory Management techniques including KanBan, Just in Time (JIT), Build to Schedule, and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI). Each Inventory Management technique is completely customizable to each customer’s strategic plan and goals. It can also be located within our facility, our customer’s facility, or both. SPM’s effective Inventory Management facilitates competitive lead times and alleviates the risk of inventory obsolescence.
Our Rapid Prototyping capabilities are used when our customers need to see a prototype of their parts fast. We can typically go from design to product in as little as one business week using our brilliant FasTrak system, where we measure lead-time in days. SPM uses an automated FTP recovery system, which notifies us every half hour of when files are dropped and who they are from. That way we always receive files quickly and can begin prototype production fast.
New Product Process Development
Global, intense, dynamic, and competitive – these are words that describe the environment surrounding the development of new products and processes in today’s world. Companies that get to the market faster and more efficiently with their products have a significant competitive advantage. SPM makes New Product Process Development one of our focal points. We have the expertise in collaboration and understanding with customer, mapping, project planning, organizing team projects, cross functional integration, tools and methodologies, prototyping and simulation, execution, and finally framework of learning from NPPD projects. We work on our customer’s projects and transition their product line to our plant floor.
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
The SPM Engineering Department will work with you to get the most out of your product design. We often can make suggestions that allow you to enhance the design or feature sets for performance or cost savings – or we can make the changes for you. We will do whatever it takes to ensure your design is the best it can be, so that the final outcome exceeds your expectations.
Supply Chain Management
Today’s business climate is very competitive. Some say it is no longer supplier vs. supplier but, supply chain vs. supply chain. SPM has the systems, knowledge, and experience to help setup, improve, or transition a supply chain effectively for its customers. We work collaboratively with suppliers to understand their constraints and map out processes and programs that can drive cost out of the supply chain.
SPM Transportation has a fleet of vehicles to serve our local and regional customers. Our drivers obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and we require them to have a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities to drive for SPM. Getting the product safely and damage free is our number one priority for our customers. SPM also ships common carrier throughout the US and exports products globally.
SPM’s Logistics involves the production, packaging material handling, inventory, information flow, warehousing, and sometimes security of the customer’s products. SPM systematic approach to understanding the customer’s needs is paramount in defining a logistics solution that’s just right for the customer. SPM designs and develops solutions after a complete understanding of the logistical issues. Dock to stock, direct to customer sites, direct to distribution, and multiple shipping points are all available through SPM Logistics. SPM has exporting expertise as well.