Why major companies place orders with Shift?

June 14, 2018
With over 70 partner workshops across Europe, Shift can offer reasonable pricing for every CNC-machined part our customers need
Many large industrial companies regularly purchase metal parts for their needs. These majors usually have well established supply chain departments responsible for procurement processes. Why would such companies use Shift services to satisfy their needs in CNC-machined parts? There are several reasons for that.

Price always comes first. With the dense partner network across Europe, including low-cost locations, Shift can offer reasonable pricing for every CNC-machined part our customers need.

And it's not only due to the fact that labour in some European countries is less expensive than in others. Important reason behind Shift competitive pricing is that we sell under-utilised capacity. With orders coming from our customers, we help our partner CNC workshops to better load their CNC machines and avoid idle time.

Important reason behind Shift competitive pricing is that we sell under-utilised capacity.
Another reason why big industrial companies choose Shift as their metal parts supplier is the opportunity to split big orders into smaller portions and to produce them simultaneously at several production sites. This reduces lead times dramatically. When a traditional supplier offers lead time of weeks, Shift can offer parts in days - thanks to our network nature.

Last but not least is risk mitigation reason: splitting big orders into smaller batches and distributing them over Shift network of workshops reduces the risk of failure to deliver in time.

Even if your company runs a professional supply chain team with pool of vendors, there are several reasons to try Shift services - from lower prices and shorter lead times to risk management considerations.