Discussion:
Axles & transmissions outsource versus inhouse manufacturing

What are in your vision the drivers that make forklift manufacturers to outsource axles and transmissions versus vertically integrating that into business?

Some of the forklift producers also make their own axles and transmissions but with several occasions they also outsource these components. When and why would they decide going out looking for axles?
  • Posted 2 Apr 2007 20:12
  • Discussion started by BRNG
  • France, France
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Outsource of earth moving equipment parts should be encourage because this makes it possible for other manufacturers to make thier sales and many job seekers employed more so the principal company can mass produce at low cost and time.I will advice principal manufactures to please ensure that any parts purchased meet the standard specification.
  • Posted 16 Apr 2007 22:54
  • Reply by ajibola_w
  • West Africa, Nigeria
we are ready to lift up the word to approved standard.
Thanks John. We are very much in line.
  • Posted 13 Apr 2007 03:25
  • Reply by BRNG
  • France, France
There are many factors that go into the decison of buy vs. make, some are:
1. Engineering expetise, testing & other development costs.
2. Cost to tool up to produce - machine, employees, space
3. Sales/Production Volume
4. Sales Price
5. Product support - parts, technical, etc
6. Warranty costs
7. Cost per unit to buy vs cost to make

Volume is what drives most decisions - the lift truck market by comparison is small in unit volume and in sales dollars/unit when compared to other equipment
or the auto industry.
  • Posted 13 Apr 2007 01:44
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
There are many factors that go into the decison of buy vs. make, some are:
1. Engineering expetise, testing & other development costs.
2. Cost to tool up to produce - machine, employees, space
3. Sales/Production Volume
4. Sales Price
5. Product support - parts, technical, etc
6. Warranty costs
7. Cost per unit to buy vs cost to make

Volume is what drives most decisions - the lift truck market by comparison is small in unit volume and in sales dollars/unit when compared to other equipment
or the auto industry.
  • Posted 13 Apr 2007 01:44
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"

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