Manufacturers and partners
Iverson Dental Lab Manufacturers and partners
Iverson Dental Labs is proud to share with you the manufacturers and partners that help us fabricate our high-end dental restorations. We value having all of our products made in the United States, which is why you will see that reflected in who we work with. We proudly announce who we work with and will never hide our partners. If you or your business are interested in becoming a manufacturer and partnering with Iverson Dental labs click here to learn more, or call today at (800)334-2057.
How To Find the right Manufacturers and Partners for Your Company
Many Dental professionals find themselves hitting a brick wall when it comes time to actually source products. Whether you plan on manufacturing something of your own or finding suppliers to purchase from, good products aren’t always easy to find. When looking for suppliers you’ll need to decide whether you want to source domestically or from overseas. Overseas can refer to any location abroad. You might be asking, “are companies near me better to work with than companies overseas?” The answer is a bit complex.
It’s a good idea to secure two manufacturers: one domestic and one overseas. Your local manufacturer can be used as a backup. So, if orders from overseas are late or incorrect, you can fall back on your local supplier. They are often more expensive, but it’s better to keep products stocked and customers happy than have them wait for overseas shipments. It’s often cheaper to source your products overseas, especially in Asian countries, like China, India, and Taiwan because of lower labor costs. But there’s a lot more to the decision than just the upfront investment and cost per unit. Both domestic and overseas sourcing have their advantages and disadvantages:
- High-quality manufacturing and labor standards
- Easier communication with no language barrier
- Marketing appeal of being made in North America
- Easier to verify reputable manufacturers
- Faster shipping time
- Greater payment security and recourse
- Higher manufacturing costs
- Lower manufacturing costs
- Lower perceived quality from customers
- (Usually) lower manufacturing and labor standards
- Little intellectual property protection
- Language, communication, and time-zone barriers can be difficult to navigate
- Difficult/costly to verify manufacturer and visit on-site
- Longer shipping time
- Cultural differences in business practices
- Product importation and customs clearance
- Less payment security and recourse
When working with overseas manufacturers and suppliers, it’s a good idea to hire a manufacturing manager. These contractors are locals who live near your manufacturers and handle negotiations, orders, and managing your partners. They can also be the in-between for your business and manufacturing companies. Think of them as the central hub for your overseas supply chain.
If there’s an issue, the manager will work directly with the manufacturer to solve it. Managers also speak the local language, which helps improve communication and make production smooth for your business.