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Memo to Equipment and Machinery OEM’s!

We at Proficient Sourcing wish all a Happy New Year, and especially to equipment and machinery OEM’s. Our mission is to provide candidates for your outsourced manufacturing, and we have an especially capable group of metalworking companies very experienced in making machinery and equipment parts of all sorts. If you have a serious interest, we invite you to investigate our capabilities.  The idea here is to give you a place to go for candidates, without… Read More


Want timely delivery of outsourced parts? You can help!

We were scrolling through a number of procurement discussions and found several that dealt with the factors that make a good supplier. Among the most frequently noted is timely delivery of product made to specifications. We are in total agreement; a history of good performance is the primary criterion for our network. However, this can be a shared responsibility, not just a supplier factor. A good performing supplier strives for perfect quality and on-time shipments… Read More


Medium to Heavy Fabrications

If you require sturdy fabrications such as weldments, angles, pump and equipment bases, machinery supports, or rolled parts such as tanks, tubes or smokestacks, we have multiple candidates who are most interested in answering your needs. Whether you need someone to fabricate a complete system or component parts these companies can often do the entire job, and do it well. And on time. And within budget. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give… Read More


Reshoring News – Pick your Position

We have been interested in reshoring information for several years, and found 2 newsworthy items recently: Number 1:  “Manufacturing jobs returning to the United States from offshore climbed to 171,000 in 2017 for a staggering 2800-percent increase since 2010, and equaling 90 percent of the 189,000 total manufacturing jobs added in 2017. This brought the number of jobs returned to more than one-half million since 2010. With at least half of these jobs believed to… Read More


Hard Chrome Plating and Grinding

Hard chrome plating, and then OD grinding is an excellent answer for repairing and/or providing wear resistance to parts such as shafts, rolls, hydraulic cylinders, rams, pistons and rods.  Proficient Sourcing features a company that provides this service, and does both under one roof.  Our company focuses on industrial machinery and construction equipment that has round, rotating (high value) parts that are worn and need repair.  Their value is to employ hard chrome plating and… Read More


Sign of Success!

We are particularly interested in working with OEM machinery and equipment builders.  Our network of shops contains many who are particularly focused and successful working with such customers. Equipment and Machinery Engineering is a page describing some of our capabilities available to equipment and machinery manufacturers—especially large and heavy components.  But, of course, advertising is one thing; performance is quite another. We understand the decision to go with a new supplier is difficult, and one… Read More


Machining and Metal Fabrication: Lots of Choices

Over the past 10 years, Proficient Sourcing has built a network of shops with capabilities to cover almost any metalworking requirement you might have for both machining and fabrication, whether large or small or somewhere in between. Our mission is to offer candidates for your needs and do so FAST. Below is just a quick sample of what awaits your inquiry: If you need micro machined parts, we have 2 candidates for such work. Examples would be DOD… Read More


What Makes a Good Supplier?

A good supplier fulfills your requirements in an excellent manner, and does so time after time.  What is specifically required for “good” depends upon your particular circumstances.  One of these is whether you need a supplier for the long term or for a one-off situation. In either of these situations there are several important supplier qualities that matter greatly. Proficient Sourcing exists to help you, the buyer, find excellent sources for your custom manufacturing requirements… Read More


Holy Grail or Pyrite?

(a useful procurement strategy?) We have had interesting engagements with 2 sophisticated OEM buyer organizations lately.  Both these OEMs are equipment manufacturers seeking better supplier features—highly desirable potential customers for us! Proficient Sourcing has a network of outstanding shops covering a many capabilities. Often we are successful in providing a valued supplier candidate who answers the need of the OEM.  We are particularly interested in OEM’s seeking suppliers for equipment/machinery building.  We have several suppliers… Read More


Economic forecast for Manufacturers: Free Presentation

The Cincinnati CPA firm Barnes Dennig has a special emphasis on manufacturing.   On November 7, 2018, Barnes Dennig and a few other local companies will sponsor a wonderful presentation that features nationally known speaker Alan Beaulieu, who gives a terrific presentation with a very valuable message.  It’s free, too! Mr. Beaulieu’s company is ITR Economics which claims to be the oldest, privately-held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States.  Their value proposition is… Read More