Case Studies

General Industrial Customer

Situation Overview

  • A Midwestern general industrial company was looking for a new forging supplier.
  • The company sought a forging company that would have the flexibility to produce products with reasonable lead times and the capability to produce a wide variety of product types at varying order quantities, all with high quality and at a competitive cost.

Gulfco Actions

  • Through its sales team, Gulfco began initial discussions with the company in early 2009.
  • Over the course of six months, Gulfco worked collaboratively with the company on detailed cost analyses and design reviews to minimize cost and maximize joint profitability.
  • The company conducted onsite supplier quality audits and Gulfco compiled several production part approval processes as part of the supplier approval process.


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