Here is the simple answer to that question… yes. But you need to understand why. This goes well beyond just promoting a business that provides jobs in the United States, as you are about to find out.
If there is one thing the pandemic taught us it is that our reliance on foreign supply chains can cripple this country during a health emergency such as COVID. When China shut down, for all intents and purposes, global manufacturing was put on a ticking clock. Parts were no longer coming out of China, so whatever was on the shelves was all that was going to be there for the foreseeable future. Companies that were using US-based suppliers were still challenged, but not anywhere near the challenges of those reliant on the foreign supply chain.
Benefits of Using U.S. Suppliers and Manufacturers
Keeping Jobs in the United States – this is the obvious benefit of this, in that we want to keep as many jobs here in the states for legal residents and citizens as we can. The average salary in this industry is considerably higher than the national average, so let’s keep them working!
Delivery Costs – there will be times when a foreign good’s price looks too good to pass up, but then you have to consider the cost of shipping something overseas. In many cases, the lower delivery costs and speed of delivery more than makeup for the actual price difference in the parts.
Lead Times – as noted above, because these companies use local suppliers, they are able to get their parts much quicker. This means your lead time on orders is going to be far less than a company that has to wait for an overseas shipment.
Better Standards – generally speaking, manufacturing standards in this country are going to be significantly better than many overseas providers, which is why you may have to pay a higher price for the part itself. That old adage of you get what you pay for is very much true in this industry.
Customer Service – how frustrating is it when you call customer service and get sent to an international bank and have no idea what the person on the other end of the phone is saying? Or, worse, they are reading from a script that does nothing to address your problem. When you call Omegasonics, you get an Omegasonics employee with direct knowledge of the product to help you.
Want to learn more about Omegasonics products? Give us a call at 888-989-5560 for more information. One of the team experts would love to discuss how we can help your small business.