North American Forges Compared to Offshore Competition

This page discusses Compare North American Metal Forges to Offshore Competition - domestic product quality standards, pre-production engineering assistance, tool/material specs, Just-In-Time production - Queen City Forging - Custom Forging.

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Established quality standards. Offshore forging companies don't always meet domestic product quality standards. Disparities in quality erase price advantages and add costs for rework, delayed production and postponed deliveries.
Lower administrative, sales costs. An offshore metal components supplier will carry costs that accumulate in the purchasing process - communication charges, costs due to time zone/ time delay issues, transcontinental air fares and overseas freight charges. The cost of domestic forgings does not include these added expenses.
Technical assistance, flexible deliveries, better service. North American forgers commonly provide pre-production engineering assistance and after-sale services, and can offer transport/delivery services timed to meet production requirements. Offshore custom forging suppliers offer these only to the "preferred" purchaser
No cultrual, trade or language barriers. North American metal forge providers deliver product unimpeded by language differences, variable currency values, tariffs, and unfamiliar tool/material specs that extend lead times, delay production and affect profitability. Common business misunderstandings and problems are more easily resolved at home.
Advantages of North American transport, distribution network. The North American transportation networks offer advantages in delivery and shipment that pay off in production costs and product price. North American transport and distribution routes mean timely deliveries - enabling forgers to ship reliably to Just-In-Time production and delivery schedules.
Disadvantages of foreign subsidies and industrial policies. Subsidies give offshore forging companies some advantages, but they are only as competitive as their governments permit. Their politics affect their competitive abilities and policies.