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  • Referrals to prototype suppliers to get initial designs fabricated

  • A complete supply chain based upon product requirements

  • Suppliers recommended for alignment with technical, quality, and business requirements for custom component

  • Establish Distribution warehouses & monitor inventory levels

  • Develop supply forecasts for each supplier based upon client’s demand forecast.

  • Suggest ways to reduce internal and external risks

  • Create metrics for monitoring supplier performance

  • Negotiate supplier contracts to manage inventory and pricing.

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  • Supplier audits to validate processes

  • Resolve supplier-caused quality problems

  • Investigate defect causes and identify solutions

  • Train staff to better communicate quality issues to speed resolution

  • Evaluate supplier’s capability to meet client’s quality expectations



  • Write work instructions

  • Develop processes for manufacturing assembly

  • Solve production inefficiencies

  • Advise on standardization for drawing notes

  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing practices to reduce costs

  • Apply six-sigma principles to improve processes

  • Statistical data analysis

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New Product Introduction

  • Manage all activities leading up to and during initial production build

  • Review Drawings for Production Readiness (basic DFM)

  • Review Bill of Materials for completeness (BOM’s)

  • Identify risks to delivery schedule

  • Track deliveries against schedule

  • Facilitate communication between suppliers and clients on program status

We recently engaged JSL to find us suppliers for a crucial component of our product. Jenney kept us in the loop during her investigation and found us multiple potential suppliers. Instead of spending time blindly making cold calls and fruitlessly sifting through bad leads on the internet, we were able to spend those hours focused on our most important goal - getting our business off the ground. We’re looking forward to working with JSL again in the not-so-distant future.
— Nathan Barefield & Alison Hughes, founders Little Barn Industries