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You need a fluid power and automation partner you can count on. Difficulty sourcing components, incomplete information, and perpetually delayed orders are a logistical nightmare for your team and directly affect your bottom line.
MFP Automation Engineering has developed our own advanced software to make sure we give you the right date and deliver on that date. If supply chain problems come up, our dedicated team is a phone call or email away and will come up with alternatives to get you what you need. Here’s how we deliver on what we promise.
Our Team Is Always Looking Ahead
It’s safe to say the pandemic made many people take a closer look at their supply chain. Among other things, COVID highlighted a lack of diversification among suppliers. Since then, we’ve focused on building redundancies and having more geographically friendly options for sourcing components.
Our team also pays close attention to direct and indirect factors impacting our customers. Those insights mean we can help you avoid disruptions when the unexpected happens. For example, if the economy slows down as some experts predict, some manufacturers may not have the capital to invest in new equipment. We are already stocking extra aftermarket and replacement parts so we can keep your existing equipment running for as long as possible.
Our Supply Chain Software Gives You Accurate Dates
Some sales-driven companies prioritize chasing new sales over serving existing customers. They habitually overpromise, begging for forgiveness when delays happen, and holding the customer at bay. Their customers always end up paying the price.
Yes, MFP is a sales-driven company, but we also know we wouldn’t be anything without our customers. Long ago, we decided to be as honest and transparent as possible. If our customers know for sure when a part will be delivered (and can count on that date staying the same) they can coordinate with internal teams, minimize downtime, and avoid costly delays.
Two years ago, our software engineers and supply chain experts developed advanced software to calculate more accurate ship dates. Control Tower uses intuitive algorithms to analyze dozens of constantly changing factors. It takes into account lead time from suppliers, historical lead times, inventory, historical demand, and industry forecasting. We can predict ship dates with a high degree of accuracy. This means you get an expected delivery date as soon as you place an order and can count on that date.
We Find Ways To Work Around Disruptions
Because Control Tower analyzes evolving factors, we can take a proactive approach to problems. If your delivery date gets delayed, our purchasing, engineering, and project coordinator teams work together to give you alternate solutions.
Let’s say a customer orders a replacement pump. Our system immediately gives an acknowledgment date of eight weeks from now. The problem is, they need this replacement pump now because one of their production lines is down. They call our office and explain what’s going on. Now that we know the details, we can work on a solution. Our team comes up with a few different options. We can source the pump from a different supplier or reconfigure the system with a different pump altogether. The customer may pay more upfront, but it may be a worthwhile investment compared to losing money with a production line down. In this scenario, we would help the customer source a few extra components to have on the shelf so they won’t have as many headaches if this happens again.
Our Team Is Here To Serve You
MFP is a team. We’re not successful because we have advanced software or certified fluid power specialists. We can make bold promises (and keep them!) because we have people who will put their heads together to find the best solution and work together to solve your problems. Let us know if you have questions about our services or if there’s a specific problem we can help you with.