It’s impossible to ignore the global economy we now live in – with products containing parts from one country, being assembled in another, and then sold and distributed in yet another. But with the current focus on outsourcing, importing, and exporting, how can a local small business compete?
Benefits of a Local Supply Chain
In reality, there are many benefits to keeping your supply chain local. Thanks to increasing competition worldwide, prices are starting to level out. This has led to the “reshoring” movement in manufacturing, in which major brands are bringing production back to factories in the United States. Not only does reshoring boost jobs and the local economy – it also saves time and money by eliminating import fees and tariffs, reducing shipping costs and time, and providing a greater sense of accountability.
Improving Transparency in Business
By working with local suppliers, business owners can better ensure the quality of their products and the efficiency of the entire process. Site visits are much easier when you don’t have to coordinate international flights, taxis, and hotel services. In many cases, you can drive over in the afternoon and head back to the office to continue working through the day. Another benefit is that one can expect local businesses to be aware of and adhere to regional regulations, certification requirements, and general industry standards.
Long Island Hardware Suppliers
While many technology products are still manufactured in China, it’s a good idea to look for local distributors closer to home. Working with a Long Island based cable supplier, for example, allows for much faster service rather than ordering directly from the factory. As a cable distributor right here on Long Island, we carry a vast inventory of products, most of which can be shipped on the same day. This allows for much faster service, especially for other businesses that need a particular part to serve their own customers. Rather than waiting weeks for that part to come, the order could be available as early as the next day, depending on location.
As a local distributor of cabling products and other tech accessories, we understand the unique challenges facing Long Island and greater New York-based companies. This is why we offer the ability to order in bulk, in addition to other incentives such as discounts and same day shipping when possible. To discuss your cabling and networking needs, call us toll free at 1-800-372-3725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.