Environmental Responsibility & Recycled Plastics

Your customers are now more aware than ever of the environmental impact that they make by the products they buy. We at UPM are the largest post-consumer and industrial recycled plastics consumer in the Western United States. We have extensive experience creating forward-thinking eco-friendly products with our innovative plastic injection molding services. We also handle a variety of conversion, from normal plastic to recycled plastics, as well as metal to recycled plastic conversions.

Lean Manufacturing & Innovative Logistics

The volatile worldwide marketplace of today requires that companies quickly adapt to rapid fluctuations in demand without choking on excessive inventory that can quickly strangle cash flow. Previously, companies accepted outsourcing manufacturing as an all-in-one silver bullet to lowering costs, increasing margins, and boosting competitive advantage. For a while, this was true, but now, “insourcing” is becoming the new outsourcing. UPM’s large facility has fully-integrated inventory management and warehousing on-site. We specialize in converting bulky and inefficient programs into lean and just-in-time production programs, making us 3PL experts.

We create specialized automated manufacturing work-cells to handle production efficiently in a manner that can quickly scale up or down with your real-time market demand. Customers’ order lead times are typically decreased from six to ten weeks overseas down to just one week with UPM. This eliminates the need to buy large quantities of product based on forecasting demand, which keeps your company’s cash flow mobile in a difficult-to-predict economy. We can also handle full assembly down to the retail box and direct shipping to customers and retail stores.

With a lean-manufacturing program, we eliminate hassles and carrying expenses incurred by overseas container shipping, warehouses, container unloading and loading, inventory management, and more. We can utilize our customers’ overseas production to produce much of the smaller subcomponents that are inexpensive to ship, while manufacturing the large parts and assembling the product in the U.S. By utilizing that strategy, we synergize the strengths of both overseas and U.S. manufacturing. This achieves lower landed costs than strictly China-based overseas manufacturing. That’s why UPM provides the plastic injection molding services of choice for many thriving Fortune 500 companies.

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