Intellipack

Intellipack was looking for a time-efficient alternative than the traditional quoting process.

Intellipack

Intellipack is a foam-in-place packaging company that offers a foam-in-place bag machine or a hand-held foam-in-place packaging “gun.” The foam produces a soft, cushy protective barrier inside a corrugated container and surrounds and protects the product or products being packaged and shipped.

“There just aren’t enough good things to say about the system. I can’t even imagine how we would do what we have to do without it. I don’t know what other companies are doing, but if they’re not using this system, the chances of their falling by the wayside in the future is very real today.”

George Bertram
Vice President of Engineering
Intellipack

Business Challenge

The frustration began to build quickly. “If I sent out ten packages of parts for quotes,” George Bertram, Vice President of Engineering at Intellipack says, “I might get three—maybe. And this involved following up with phone calls, egging people on to get back with some numbers, and the process was just not working.

With the number of parts we had to procure and the number people we had to do it — primarily me and a colleague in our Tulsa office — it was killing us. I didn’t know what to do. I was not happy with the process, I was getting very high quotes back, if and when I’d get a quote back, and I was spending far too much time doing what was not my primary job. It was strangling us, and I had to find a way out.”

Solution

“When I first started using MFG.com, I got quotes streaming in and at prices that surprised me. And it was so easy to use, so intuitive. I then realized I was onto something that was going to be really big, a great help to us. An immediate result, aside from finding so many suppliers we simply didn’t know existed, is that we avoided adding a procurement staff, and for the number of parts we buy and the dollar value of those parts, to be able to link up with quality vendors while committing such a small amount of man-hours, is incredible.”

Results

The time savings are obvious, but there are other benefits as well. Bertram: “Does this system make us more efficient and more cost-effective? Absolutely. But most important is the reduction in time to market. The ability to find suppliers to make our parts, to our quality standards, at a fair price and at a predictable delivery, means that we can get to market faster than the competition.

“There just aren’t enough good things to say about the system. I can’t even imagine how we would do what we have to do without it. I don’t know what other companies are doing, but if they’re not using this system, the chances of their falling by the wayside in the future is very real today.”

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