Manufacturing

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


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


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


DOD, Aerospace and Medical Devices

We feature a precision machining company that specializes in the small and difficult.  In particular, the company is expert in micro and precision machined parts such as cannulated bone screws, fixation devices, laser/photonic devices, gimbal, missile and drone navigation devices and weapons firing parts.  Note these parts are produced for applications where failure is not an option. Their special focus is medical devices, DOD and aerospace parts and products.  The company has these certifications and… Read More


Capability: Springs

Our ISO and ITAR spring source specializes in the design and production of extension and compression springs for industries where precision manufacturing techniques are of paramount importance. The company is able to offer rapid turnaround, and can economically manufacture both simple and more complex spring shapes, by the tens or by the millions! Completely new spring configurations can often be produced with no tooling costs! Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give me… Read More


The Manufacturing Factory: A Key Human Life Improver

Almost every object we touch in life came from a factory somewhere.  This is a relatively new thing in human history, and took a great deal of combined innovations to become possible.  A large number of people working in an organized and coordinated way did not occur until the late 1700’s.  Since Proficient Sourcing is involved in finding sources for your factory’s outsourced parts or assemblies, we are most interested in such history. Recently we have… Read More