Make or Buy

When considering whether or not to buy a part from a supplier, or make a part in house, several factors should be considered.

COSTS

Cost to Buy from Supplier (note: Rollin J. Lobaugh, Inc. provides free shipping within the San Francisco/Bay Area)

VERSUS MAKING IN HOUSE

Determine hourly rate for in house operation.

Determine Set Up Hours & Pieces/Hour

Determine in house cost (Hours * $/Hour = Cost)

Rollin J. Lobaugh, Inc. may be better able to meet your requirements than producing in house. We operate two shifts and utilize productive machines for all sizes,all quantities including close tolerance work, from multiple spindle screw machines, single spindle screw machines, to CNC turning machines and machining centers. With our many years of experience, our established Quality Assurance Department and a computerized shop floor control system, we deliver a quality product on time.

Some Customer trends we have seen over the last 20 years: