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Sustema: The Benefits of In-House Manufacturing

In-house manufacturing has a long and illustrious history, with proponents touting its many benefits over the years. If you're not already aware, we manufacture all of our custom-built consoles in-house. The term in-house, you might be wondering, refers to the practice of manufacturing our consoles in-house rather than outsourcing production to an external supplier.

While there are certainly some disadvantages to in-house production, the advantages often outweigh them.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the main benefits of in-house manufacturing.

Benefits Of In-House Manufacturing

As we alluded to above, there are several advantages associated with in-house manufacturing. These benefits include:

1. Quality Control

When you outsource production to a third-party supplier, you lose some control over the quality of the final product. This is because you're relying on someone else to follow your specifications and guidelines, which can be difficult to enforce from a distance.

With in-house manufacturing, on the other hand, we can maintain a closer level of control over the entire production process. This allows us to ensure that all of our consoles meet your high standards for quality and performance.

2. Cost Savings

One of the main benefits of in-house manufacturing is that it can help you save money in the long run. When you outsource production, you have to pay for the cost of materials, labor, and shipping. These costs can add up quickly, especially if you're sourcing from suppliers overseas.

In-house manufacturing eliminates the need for us to have to pay for these extra costs. And, because we're in control of the production process, we can also make changes that result in further cost savings.

3. Faster Turnaround Times

Control rooms and command centers are often required to make last-minute changes, which can be difficult when you're relying on an external supplier.

With in-house manufacturing, you have the flexibility to make last-minute changes without incurring additional costs or delays. This can help you avoid disruptions and keep your operation running smoothly.

4. Improved Customer Service

When you outsource production, there can be a lot of communication breakdowns between you and your supplier. This can lead to misunderstandings and errors that can impact the quality of your products.

In-house manufacturing allows us to avoid these communication breakdowns by working directly with our team. This can help improve customer service and ensure that our consoles constantly meet our customers' needs.

5. Greater Flexibility

In-house manufacturing also gives us the flexibility to make changes to our consoles without having to go through a third-party supplier. This can be beneficial if we need to make last-minute changes or adjustments based on customer requests.

We can also use in-house manufacturing to create customized products that are not available from external suppliers and other third parties. This benefit gives us a tremendous freedom to go the extra mile for our customers.

6. Enhanced Security

In-house manufacturing also allows us to keep our production process and facilities more secure. When you outsource production, you have to share your plans and specifications with an external supplier. This can put our consoles at risk of being compromised from a quality perspective.

With in-house manufacturing, we can keep our production process and facilities more secure, which can help protect our intellectual property as well as our commitment to excellence.

7. Increased Efficiency

Last but not least, in-house manufacturing can also help us increase the efficiency of our production process. When you outsource production, you have to coordinate with external suppliers, which can lead to delays and disruptions.

In-house manufacturing allows us to manage our production process more effectively and make changes as needed. This can help us increase efficiency as well as leave a lesser carbon footprint on the planet.

Bottom Line

These are just a few of the many benefits that Sustema enjoys from manufacturing our consoles in-house. Give us a call today at 1-800-455-8450 or visit us at to see all the different in-house consoles we can build for your control room today!


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