Everyware Global Reaps HUGE Benefits on First RFQ

Background

Based in Lancaster, Ohio, Everyware Global is the parent company of 6 tableware, glassware, and kitchenware brands, the largest being Anchor Hocking and Oneida. Focused on quality and customer satisfaction, Everyware Global serves small-to-medium sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies in the consumer, foodservice, business-tobusiness, and e-commerce channels across the globe.

 

Business Challenge

Responsible for maintaining the machines that form molten glass into everything from measuring cups to pint mugs, process engineer Eric Goldman needed an efficient way to discover new suppliers and get his parts made fast. "We have a lot of custom tooling and custom parts that adapt to our tooling machines," says Goldman. "Typically, we would source through local machine shops and might pay three, four, five times what I'm paying on MFG.com. It just wasn't economically feasible to always source locally."

 

Solution

Leveraging MFG.com's optimized Supplier Profiles and Supplier Rating System, Goldman was able to easily locate and vet potential suppliers based on process, certification, and work history to discover new suppliers and benchmark current ones. "Using MFG.com, I'm reaching machine shops that I never would have identified to begin with. And I'm able to get competitive pricing, while maintaining quality and accuracy in the parts I need."

 

Results

Now, Goldman is getting quality parts at competitive prices from manufacturers around the United States. "Before MFG.com, I was buying parts for $250 each from a local, offline supplier. Using the MFG.com marketplace, I'm now able to buy those same parts for $40 each from an MFG.com supplier. That's an 83% savings. So on my first part, I saved $5,000 on a $1,000 order.(Goldman got the same amount of parts he used to get for $5,000 for $1,000 on MFG.com) Now I know that no matter the situation, I can count on MFG.com to help me find the right suppliers exactly when I need them, regardless of what parts or materials I need sourced."

 

Objective Benefits Achieved
     
Benchmarking Suppliers
"Often, I'll put out an RFQ both locally and on MFG.com. And often, the RFQs on MFG.com are much more competitive in price. MFG.com is the quickest, most efficient way to benchmark suppliers for competitive pricing, and discover new, quality suppliers in the U.S."
Increasing Sourcing Efficiency "Putting together an RFQ and vetting quotes is simple. I don't have to take the time to individually call 10-20 machine shops to get a quote. Instead, those quotes now come straight to me. I'm getting double the work done in half the time."

 

"Before MFG.com, I wassourcing parts for $250 each from a local, offline supplier. Using the MFG.com marketplace, I'm now able to source those same parts for $40 each from an MFG.com supplier. That's an 83% discount. So on my first part, I saved $5,000 on my $1,000 order."

 

Eric Goldman
Process Engineer, Everyware Global

 

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