Today's Industrial Products and Solutions November 2018 - Page 18

“That is going to make a big difference, because that saves a lot of space, which in a warehouse translates into mon- ey,” says Milazzo, adding that it also provides him with a competitive edge over his much larger competitors. Milazzo says it’s extremely important to have a good, collaborative relationship with the metal parts supplier. This includes working from the prototype phase through product development. “It’s very integral the way that I work with them to design each and every component that they do make,” says Mila- zzo. “It’s a very good cooperation that exists between our company, our engineering, our research and development and their in house engineers.” “I’ve come to depend upon them as if they existed under my roof,” he adds. Consolidating the vendor base By offering a variety of metalworking and fabricating 16 TIPS Magazine • November ‘18 options, a one-stop parts manufacturer can also be used by larger companies that deal with hundreds, even thou- sands, of vendors to consolidate its vendor base. “By dealing with one vendor instead of many, that means one purchase order, one visit to the vendor, one quality survey, one check to write,” says Denholtz. “It can take a lot of managing if you have to 10, 20, or 30 vendors.” For more information contact DureX, Inc. at 5 Stahuber Ave, Union, NJ 07083, visit www.durexinc.com or call 908-688-0800. www.durexinc.com •