Why would the supply and build of all engineering products present challenges to those who require them? Those who were not sure before, or have had issues in the past, can read on and see whether they can relate to the sentiment being expressed over here. By the time you have finished reading this note, perhaps it has helped. Perhaps by that time you will be in a stronger position in terms of knowing how an engineered products company should be helping you. Warehouses large and small keep inventories of parts and components.
They also make storage space for the finished products. And the object of the exercise is that whenever specific parts, components or finished products are ordered, the warehouse operation will respond accordingly and package and deliver the items in question, if they have not already been packaged. The networks in many cases have become so sophisticated (you would have thought, but do read on) that warehouse workers have been laid off and been replaced by robots. Of all the things in the world.
And if only these machines could understand and appreciate just exactly what the client requires. Of course, this cannot be the fault of the (not so) poor robot, which incidentally also needs its parts and components in order to run. It is just that the lines of communication have become just so blurred. What is to be done after so many hit and misses in the service delivery system? The answer, as it turns out, is really quite simple. The warehouse managers and their staff need to have what could be referred to as a clued-up knowledge of the would-be client’s business.
And there needs to be that capacity to prepare custom made alternatives.