Suppliers

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


New Suppliers — Free Engineering and More!

Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 9/16 edition has a special report:  “Set Your Sights on Strategic Sourcing”.  This report contains a number of useful thoughts that could have very positive benefits to the purchasing organization.  While this report deals mainly with large entities, seeking strategic suppliers is worthy of the consideration of all. Proficient Sourcing finds new supplier candidates for procurement professionals.  In most cases, these are both one-off situations and involve larger companies considering… 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. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give me a call (513) 489-5252! Click here to send… Read More


RFQ’s to new suppliers — getting good responses?

We experience new inquiries continuously and believe results for all sides could be improved.  People exploring new suppliers with RFQ’s may not get the response desired.  Suppliers may no-bid an inquiry, despite the fact that the work would be an excellent fit.  Why is this? As the economy improves, it’s a rising tide that raises (almost) all boats.  What this means is the potentially new suppliers have less time to fully consider new customer requirements. … 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