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Improving Processes to Help Customer Keep Up With Demand

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A long-time customer in the industrial industry produced an assembled battery from Pioneer Plastic’s molded component. The customer had 2 suppliers to fulfill their demand. Part required insert molding and 2nd operation assembly.


The customer’s other supplier was not able to manufacture quality parts in parallel to the demand they were requesting. The customer had 6 months+ in backorders from this situation.

Out of tolerance parts

Missing inserts

Extra-long lead times


Pioneer Plastics Inc. was asked to overtake all the demands from the customer. Pioneer needed to semi-automate the assembly to keep up with demand while maintaining cost to stay cost-competitive. Pioneer took the initiative and created a robust process. Added cavity pressures to ensure insert were being properly molded in the part. Pioneer also built an automation system that only required 1 operator, while decreasing the cycle time by more than 25%


The customer is able to keep up with demand.

Built a stronger trust in Pioneer.

Customer does not have to worry about RMA’s and 2 different suppliers