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  • Foreign Supply Chain Woes

    Foreign Supply Chain Woes

    An article from the Wall Street Journal discusses the shrinking advantage Mexican manufacturing has over U.S.-based production. According to the article, “The competition for employees, both finding and retaining them, is nudging up labor costs.” The rising cost of labor, “is an unexpected sticker shock, labor is one of the few costs manufacturers can control, and threatens both profitability and production quality.”

    Wages are only a portion of the supply chain costs associated with an extended manufacturing supply chain. Issues with quality, inventory carrying costs, and cultural differences can also be added expenses and headaches that are hard to quantify, unlike raising labor costs.

    Another recent Wall Street Journal article discusses the challenges of freight stuck in containers either on ships or in a port. Another article noted the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping and explored how ships and containers owned by the South Korean company are being denied port entry or unloading. Subsequently, the ports and logistics companies are afraid they won't get paid. The timing couldn't be worse as companies are bulking up for the holiday season.

    Custom Rubber Corp. manufactures molded rubber parts exclusively in the United States and has no language barrier, no time zone issues or unusual holiday shutdowns. Before you consider sourcing your product overseas, think carefully about the unknowns and hidden challenges, then call Custom Rubber Corp.

    Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 by: Charlie Braun
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  • Molded Round Seals / Molded Round Gaskets - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. just updated and added information to the Round Molded Gasket / Round Molded Seals page.  The information includes the three primary ways to produce a round gasket or seal and what the advantages and drawbacks are to each.  Also discussed are three primary technical issues that are important to selecting the right type of round gasket and/or round seal.

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  • Colored Rubber Molding - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added content to its website with a host of information about molding colored rubber.  The information includes five reasons why Custom Rubber Corp. is one of the leaders in molding colored rubber products and four reasons why product developers, engineers, and companies in general should consider specifying a color other than black for their next rubber molded component. 

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  • Custom Rubber Grommets - How To

    When desigining a custom molded grommet, there are a number of things to consider.  Custom Rubber Corp. recently added detailed information regarding the issues or questions that need to be answered and an outline of how to work through the steps.

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  • Protective Case Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added detailed, step-by-step information regarding how to design a custom silicone rubber protective case for your electronic device or instrument.

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  • Rubber Bellows Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added information related to designing molded rubber bellows and molded rubber convoluted boots.  Information is now available on the five steps or questions that designers need to consider when developing a custom molded rubber boot or bellow.

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  • New Look For Molded Rubber Products Website

    We're very excited about the recent launch of our new website. Much of the content is carried over - our old site had excellent illustrations of the types of products we make and customers we serve - but the look and feel of the site is much more up to date. We've included some larger photos showing some of our employees at work and have updated many of the product pictures.

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