Liquid Nutritionals Contract Manufacturing – Beverages and Vitamins Considered
When it comes to some products, outsourcing not only makes sense, indeed, it’s the only logical choice. Some large manufacturers like to do as much as possible in-house, yet an executive or entrepreneur must also realize that to make a profit and to gear up operations quickly, that’s typically not possible, nor does it make any sense really.
Look at the modern automobile, the companies like Ford, GM, Chrysler, which do the bulk of the big piece assembly, but most of the component level parts that go into that assembly are done by subcontractors, and contract manufacturers. There is a very good reason for this.
Now then, let’s talk about Liquid Nutritionals – things like liquid supplements, fortified sports and energy drinks, and other such products. Why manufacture all that if each of your supplement products is one type of product in a long line up of your product offerings? It makes much more sense to find a company that uses GMP – Good Manufacturing Processes and is fully compliant with all applicable regulations.
Yes, as a company you’d want to make sure they were FDA and ATF certified and registered – and that they had a laboratory, as well as a Six Sigma style manufacturing set-up. You’d want decent terms on all orders, and you’d need to make sure they were flexible to take special order, rush orders, and capable of handling all your private label needs too.
Okay, okay, I know easier said than done, and yet, this is what you’ll need if you want to have an all-encompassing product line, which you will need if you wish to compete in this age of customization, persnickety and demanding consumers, and a marketplace without forgiveness. We are talking about consumers desiring the best products, the best price, and all delivered yesterday or one-step ahead of JIT.
Are you beginning to see some of the challenges of outsourcing liquid nutritionals, and why you have no choice but to hire a contract manufacturer, one which can get the job done for you – on time, and in real-time; indeed, I think you do understand now don’t you? And that was precisely my reason for bringing this to your attention, because this is serious business in a very serious and a growing industry sector.
Please consider all this and think on it all – if you have any comments or questions, be sure to email me at your earliest convenience.
1.-Book: Outsourcing Solutions, by Carleen Nelson, 155 pp, 1998, ISBN: 1-890394-017.