Positioning themselves for future growth, Loepfe has made several key strategic moves to allow the company to remain a reliable partner within the very uncertain business environment.
Loepfe Brothers Ltd., Wetzikon/Switzerland, reports that committed customer orders are being delivered on time, stating transparent communication and a collaborative approach with all the involved parties as main success factors.
Clearing sourcing bottlenecks, holding increased stocks, and building closer working relationships with both new and existing suppliers, as well as customers, has allowed the company to gain additional business against a challenging procurement backdrop. Also, strengthening relationships with transport partners and increasing the use of air freight has helped to fulfil commitments.
Further, Loepfe’s broad product range has played a crucial part. With more complete product families, the flexibility is available to use multiple products to fit the needs of the customer. The respective product components are sourced independently from long-standing suppliers, and product production runs in parallel thanks to successful recruitment and new employment models. However, all these initiatives have come with higher cost pressure and increased capacities.