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Education is Key in Contract Manufacturing Services Growth

Axenics has been fortunate to experience continued growth over the last 35 years — 2019 marks that milestone for us. In trying to nail down what keeps our contract manufacturing services strong, all signs point to education. We’ve seen significant long-term value for us and for our customers by cross-training our team members for everyRead more

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3 Reasons to Work with a Contract Manufacturing Company

By design, a contract manufacturing company exists to partner with an original equipment manufacturer to increase your production capabilities. However, there are some companies that insist on keeping all aspects of production in-house. Here’s an example of how that doesn’t always work:Read more

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Misconceptions of Contract Manufacturing – Outsourcing to Elevate Production

Production challenges are a continuous hassle for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). It’s commonplace for an OEM to do some partnering with a vendor for a one-time or short-run component manufacturing project.Read more

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Cultivating Camaraderie On the Contract Manufacturing Floor

At Axenics, we take our manufacturing work extremely seriously, and our 30+ years of high-quality work displays this. That said, there is always room for a little fun and frivolity on the floor at a contract manufacturing plant. Last week, we promoted a “wild shirt” day with the team, encouraging everyone to dig out theirRead more

Contract Manufacturing Works Even If You’re Not Local

Contract Manufacturing Works Even If You’re Not Local

How do you determine who best suits your contract manufacturing needs. Do you stay local? In-town seems like a good idea, right? Not necessarily. Just because someone who provides a service you seek is down the street does not automatically make them the best option. There are multiple factors to consider when choosing a contractRead more

Four Reasons Why You Should Evaluate Contract Manufacturing on Value vs. Cost

If you’re considering working with a contract manufacturing company, it’s important to analyze a variety of factors before making a choice. Above all else, your choice should ultimately be about much more than the cost of the services. It should also be (and maybe even more so) about the value of the services being provided.Read more

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Employing Supply Chain Control Methods to Increase Efficiency

No matter which sector of the manufacturing industry your company falls into, the terms Kanban and Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing are likely familiar to you. These methods are two of the most common methods used in lean manufacturing, where minimizing waste, and lowering costs are the ultimate goals.Read more

Axenics Receives ISO 9001-2015 Certificate of Registration for Contract Manufacturing Services

Axenics is pleased to announce that we have achieved the updated certification of our Quality Management System to ISO 9001-2015. We have been ISO 9001 certified for more than 18 years, with our initial certification occurring in April 1999. On May 18, 2017, Axenics received an official certificate for the assessment and approval by NationalRead more

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Providing Solutions for the Growing U.S. Chemical Manufacturing Industry

The State of the U.S. Chemical Industry The chemical industry is one of the largest subsectors of manufacturing in the United States, with large national and international markets. Many products from the U.S. chemical manufacturing sector are also exported: U.S. global chemical shipments make up more than 15 percent of worldwide chemical shipments, making theRead more

Addressing Common Misconceptions About Contract Manufacturing Services

While we believe the benefits of contract manufacturing far outweigh any possible disadvantages, we wanted to directly address some common misconceptions about contract manufacturing services and to discuss ways to reduce or eliminate the associated risks.Read more