Snake Bite Co.

Without sacrificing quality, Snake Bite Co. was in need of a manufacturer that could balance speed and price.

Snake Bite Co.

Focused on quality, consistency, and fun, entrepreneur Daniel Peskorse, founder of Snake Bite Co., set out on a mission to design the world’s greatest bottle opener: The Snake Bite.

Snake Bite Co. produces unique products for those individuals who value a heritage build. The best materials, the best manufacturing, 100% Made in America.

“Without MFG.com, we wouldn’t have found the suppliers that helped make Snake Bite a success. And what really made the difference for us was the level of service provided by MFG.com’s sourcing advisers. That really made MFG.com a platform we felt comfortable and secure with.”

Daniel Peskorse
Founder
Snake Bite Co.

Business Challenge

Starting with a 3D-printed prototype, entrepreneur Daniel Peskorse set out to find a manufacturer that could take the Snake Bite from concept to reality. It was important that the supplier have the capability and capacity to make the Snake Bite fast, without sacrificing quality. “We knew we didn’t want to go to production too quickly and sacrifice quality — we had seen other products make the same mistake. Instead, we wanted partner with a supplier that understood the importance of quality over quantity. But at the time, that was hard to find.”

Solution

Peskorse says that if it weren’t for MFG.com, he may have never found his current supplier. Using MFG.com’s Supplier Discovery Tool and Supplier Rating System, Peskorse was able to easily vet suppliers based on capabilities, capacity, and expertise, finding the perfect supplier for Snake Bite.

Results

The Snake Bite is now sold at more than 20 retailers in 9 states, as well as Germany and the United Kingdom. “Ultimately, it came down to all the normal things you would think: pricing, turn-around time, per unit costs, and tooling fees. But the instant feedback provided by MFG.com’s Supplier Rating System helped us pinpoint the supplier we’re still working with today.”

“The marketplace is going to be our go-to source for finding new suppliers moving forward. MFG.com puts the right tools at our fingertips to save time and money on all of our sourcing efforts. I haven’t found anything else like it.”

Objective Benefits Achieved
Fast Turnaround “I keep coming back to MFG.com because I know I can get the Snake Bite made fast, which is important in satisfying Snake Bite customers. Every time I post an RFQ, I get quality bids and responses from reputable suppliers. So for me, I don’t see myself sourcing manufacturers outside of MFG.com.”
Price/Quality Balance “We wanted to find experts. There were plenty of skilled local shops, but the price to quality ratio just didn’t work for us as a start-up. MFG.com helped us discover suppliers that could give us the expertise necessary to make a quality product, while also helping us stay economically competitive.”

Christini Technologies

Needed a platform that would allow them to understand price and quality comparisons.

DESHAZO

Needed to find manufacturers capable of making parts fast at extreme quality standards.

Stratos Aircraft

Needed help sourcing parts, vetting suppliers, and managing data for an ambitious project.

U.S. Army

The Army is the largest military branch in the United States.

Its job is to protect the country and its citizens and is made up of more than 700,000 Soldiers, including active duty and Army Reserve personnel.

The Army’s constant need for a diverse range of individual Soldiers, each with his or her own expertise is what sets it apart from other military branches.

“We are working with MFG.com to connect with manufacturers, not just based on proximity to us, but on qualifications, capacity, and price.”

Jay Land
Electrical Engineer
U.S. Army

Business Challenge

Prior to MFG.com, Cobra Technologies utilized traditional methods of supplier discovery and had little visibility into true market pricing. Additionally, their lead times were often as long as several months. Cobra Technologies was looking for a platform to source their new parts and components as well as discover quality suppliers who would partner with them in reducing overall costs and minimizing lead times.

Solution

Cobra Technologies has been using the MFG.com Basic Sourcing platform and Marketplace since April 2010. The Basic Sourcing platform includes all Starter edition features such as Simple RFQ (Request for Quote), NDA and Sourcing Dashboard, but also incorporates Global Supplier Discovery, a Full-Audit Trail,
Service and Support and Priority RFQ Release.

“We had heard about MFG.com for several years. Last year, we decided to just give
it a try. We are thrilled with the results.” ~ Ken Hockstein, Cobra Technologies

Results

Cobra Technologies currently uses MFG.com for almost all new parts orders. After submitting an RFQ to the Marketplace, Cobra receives, on average, 6 – 10 qualified Supplier responses. From there, the sourcing platform makes it easy to compare quotes to baseline and target pricing. MFG.com supplier ratings and references are also reviewed to ensure a comprehensive due diligence process and that work is awarded to the best supplier at the best possible price.

Some results that Cobra Technologies has obtained:

As much as 50% savings on individual parts

  • Improved time to market
  • Quality of parts produced has increased or remained the same
  • Developed new long-term supplier relationships and successfully diversified supply base
Objective Benefits Achieved
Finding qualified manufacturers Locate manufacturers with capacity to turn parts quickly
Reduce part cost Expanded pool of qualified manufacturers
Received quick turnaround on parts Found competitive pricing from quality manufacturers

Christini Technologies

Needed a platform that would allow them to understand price and quality comparisons.

DESHAZO

Needed to find manufacturers capable of making parts fast at extreme quality standards.

Stratos Aircraft

Needed help sourcing parts, vetting suppliers, and managing data for an ambitious project.