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New Representation: Hill & Company

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 04:42 PM

New Representation: Hill & Company

Magnet-Schultz of America is excited to announce our partnership with Hill & Company, a manufacturer’s representative firm that will call on MSA accounts in the territory of Southern Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Hill & Company has been committed to offering outstanding service to its customer base before and after the sale for over 87 years. Their sales experience combined with MSA’s quality product range will strengthen the presence of both companies in the region.

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Topics: Partnership

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Developing a Preliminary Specification for Solenoids and Electromagnetic Devices

When System Design Engineers are tasked with incorporating an electromagnetic device (i.e. a solenoid, electromagnet, voice coil, etc.) into a new product, it would be useful if they could readily access design “guidelines” that would help them to identify, quantify and then communicate the performance characteristics needed to meet their system’s dimensional and performance requirements.

Great idea, but, where does one find this list of guidelines?

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Partnership, Custom Solenoid, Choosing a Solenoid, Customer Service, Design and Manufacturing Techniques, Electromagetic Devices, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids, FEMA

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Basics

Posted by: David Stockwell, Roland Mueller and Kevin Code

Tue, Jul 01, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) decodes FMEA—identifying the most common types, answering frequently asked questions, defining the process and sharing the benefits.

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Partnership, Vendor Management, Business Standards and Practices

Defining Frozen Design for Electromagnetic Device Manufacturing

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Magnet Schultz of America (MSA) Explains Frozen Design Terms and Conditions

Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion defining Frozen Design and Frozen Process requirements.  Terms and conditions on customer purchase orders are beginning to state that one, or both ”Frozen” scenarios must be part of the purchase agreement. The trouble is, these two terms can mean different things to different people, which can create a gap in understanding and may set the stage for disagreement.
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Topics: Partnership, Vendor Management, Collaborative Innovation, Business Standards and Practices, Customer Service

Defining Frozen Process for Electromagnetic Design and Manufacturing

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

 

Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) Gives Clarity to Frozen Process Terms and Conditions

Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion concerning Frozen Design and Frozen Process requirements. Terms and conditions on customer purchase orders are beginning to state that one, or both Frozen scenarios must be part of the purchase agreement. The trouble is, these two terms can mean different things to different people, which can create a gap in understanding and may set the stage for disagreement.

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Topics: Partnership, Vendor Management, Collaborative Innovation, Business Standards and Practices, Customer Service

Customer Partnership: A Perspective

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 02:00 PM


Customer partnership is defined as the building of a relationship in all departments between the Supplier and the Customer—a relationship that is based upon “known details” benefiting both parties, now and for years to come.

From a Sales/Ordering perspective, the “known details” can range from payment terms to delivery lead time, to order quantity, to target price. The Supplier’s Sales organization partners with the Customer to determine the degree of flexibility when considering various design elements that will eventually translate into cost reductions and/or product improvements. In the true spirit of partnering, the Supplier’s Sales team guides the Customer so as to establish realistic expectations for product performance, price and delivery, thereby becoming the essential Voice of the Customer. Conversely, the Customer must provide direct, meaningful input so as to enable the Supplier to best meet Customer expectations.

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Topics: Partnership, Vendor Management, Custom Solenoid