OEMs Find Cost Savings Through Subassembly at Steiner Mod Shop

Steiner’s Mod Shop and Assembly offers original equipment manufacturers kitting, sub-assembly and product modification. Together, these services provide cost savings, convenience and increases in operational efficiency. The Steiner Mod Shop provides services and modifications for several types of products, including Scaffolding Transformers, Power Cables and Modified Enclosures.

Kitting

Kitting provides cost reductions during the order and shipping process. It offers the benefit of preassembling several individual items into one kit that is ready-to-ship. This affords greater efficiency over picking and packing each individual item as the order is received.

OEMs use MRP systems, which make parts management easier. In order to reduce processing times through kitting, it is essential for the OEM to ensure the correct parts are available for assembly.

Sub-Assembly and Product Modification

A Sub-assembly is a collection of parts put together separately but designed to be incorporated with other units. They are used in the making of a larger assembly or final product.

subassembly

Steiner’s Mod Shop offers a way of removing labor-intensive processes that can delay production. Steiner’s mod shop allows businesses to streamline the production process, reduce ordering costs and simplify the supply process. This provides the benefits of a reduction in labor hours and storage space required for inventory components.

Steiner’s product modifications include:

  • Completed din rail assemblies
  • Multiple part consolidation
  • Pre-wired components
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Wiring harness
  • Custom whips

Electric Yoke Assembly

The Mod Shop

The process begins with a phone call – and together, Steiner and each customer collaborate to identify the opportunity for a cost-effective solution. Every solution is a customized approach delivered to the customer based on their individual needs.

In one instance, Steiner worked with a customer whose workflow required the continual reordering of 10 individual parts. Through the help of the mod shop, the customer can now order a single customized kit, providing a more streamlined process that improves operating efficiencies.

Modified products are made for each customer – meaning they are all custom-fit for each application and company – and because of this, customers are confident they are getting exactly what they need when ordering. For instance, companies that provide scaffolding rely on Steiner to provide the power solutions to operate their scaffolding through custom power cord assemblies and transformers. In other applications, customers count on Steiner for custom modifications of safety switches.

Production managers, material managers and purchasing managers are just some of those that have been able to reduce processing costs and improve operational efficiencies from Steiner’s mod shop services. Industries that have used and benefited from Steiner’s modification items include package equipment manufacturers, suspended access manufacturers, and food packaging manufacturers.

Benefits of utilizing Steiner’s Mod Shop and Assembly include:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Faster turn-around times
  • Reduction of component inventories
  • Simplified ordering processes
  • Increased production levels

Find out more about Steiner’s Mod Shop and Assembly by calling 1-800-STEINER (783-4637).