The P’s & Q’S Of The Best Contract Filling Companies
Filling The Need
In a recent blog, Taking The Mystery Out Of Contract Filling, we spoke of the contract filling service offered by chemical manufacturers. The article explained the quality attributes of contract-filling companies, the value of such a business partnership, and the legalities of ‘dotting the i’s’ and ‘crossing the t’s’ in the contract agreements to ensure everyone is aware of expectations and responsibilities.
According to a variety of market research stats, the market size of the industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market was valued at more than 50 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% between the years 2021 to 2026. This phenomenal industry growth is due to the increasing demand for general purpose cleaning products, disinfectants, and sanitizers, primarily from the healthcare and food industries.
The Five P’s To Perfection
Knowing why contract filling services are good for business still leaves the dilemma of choosing between the good, better, and the best contract filling companies.
A good starting point for discerning the good from the best contract filling companies is to know of the five ‘p’s to perfection’ in best business practices.
Production Technology: Critical to choosing the best contract manufacturer is understanding what technological equipment for chemical manufacturing enables large volume production.
Product Quality: Naturally, the best contract filling companies are proud to show and speak of their expertise in cleaning product quality with cleaning product volume. While state-of-the-art technological equipment matters, such equipment is exceptionally complex, and only the best contract manufacturing firms can explain the details of the production processes and procedures end-to-end, including the inevitable resolving of technical difficulties that arise.
Personnel Training: The best contract filling companies never let the training of its personnel rest until their good staff is better, and their better is best. Thomasnet.com, a resource for evaluating the quality of manufacturing companies, indicates that the best indicator of quality manufacturers is the ISO (International Organization for Standards) certification number. The most popular of the ISO manufacturing numbers is ISO900O. This certification details a quality management system (QMS) to keep an organization prepared to produce quality cleaning products and services. It emphasizes the continual improvement and top management processes throughout the organization. When evaluating the good, better, and best chemical contract filling manufacturers, ask to review the work processes and the system for collecting and analyzing production data.
Project Success: Just as one needs to ‘dot the i’s’ and ‘cross the t’s’ in signing the various contract agreements before beginning a business partnership, known as contract filling, with a chemical manufacturer; do not overlook the details of a manufacturers past project success in the creation of cleaning products similar to what your firm needs created. If limited in technical expertise to properly evaluate a manufacturing firm’s current products, competence, and capabilities, hire an expert! Your company’s product is ‘your baby’ — do not entrust ‘your baby’ to just anyone! The ‘devil’ is in the details for risk reduction in product production!
Positive Testimonials: Any ‘BEST’ chemical manufacturer is going to be happy to show, after the signing of a non-disclosure agreement, their long list of happy and satisfied clients. By all means, call the company account representative on the list and ask them directly about their experience working with the chemical cleaning manufacturer, how many years of service, and who referred them to this manufacturer.
Following The Queues Of Success
With a better understanding of the ‘five standard ‘p’s to perfect chemical cleaning clarity,’ we hope finding the best chemical cleaning manufacturers for your next contract fill project will be significantly easier.
While Unified Solutions For Cleaning values all our chemical manufacturing colleagues in following the protocols and procedures of chemical creating, processing, and production— our staff of certified chemists, quality control project leaders, and production associates take it as a personal responsibility to be THE BEST chemical manufacturer. Our services and products offered have been reviewed and validated by Thomasnet.com, the resource for businesses seeking qualified manufacturers.
Unified Solutions For Cleaning professionals have been servicing the contract manufacturing needs of companies needing household cleaners, school cleaning products, pet product cleaners, and institutional and industrial cleaning products since 2005, garnering a trusted reputation across America.
Unified Solutions For Cleaning manufacturing success is also found with a personal product line of cleaning products for the wholesale and retail marketplace and clients aided by our private label services.
Our clients from various industries needing cleaning solutions attest to our excellence in customer service regarding manufacturing, packaging, shipping and delivery. We would be proud to provide a tour of our production facility and talk about your contract filling needs. Contact us today!
The Contract Filling Process
The client company should have a realistic attitude regarding the cost of such service relative to supplying equipment, staff, and production facility. Do not select an outside manufacturer of your product solely on price, but keep uppermost in mind that a third-party manufacturer is a partner of your business.
Any client seeking the intervention of an outside manufacturer should have a clear understanding of the purpose of such services. Common reasons for choosing such service include lack of in-house equipment or expertise or specialized equipment, labor-intensive work required, or a short-term production goal of attaining specific equipment or staff to get the product to market quickly.
The following steps are involved when contracting with an outside manufacturer:
- A non-disclosure agreement signed to protect the source company’s product formula, raw material formulation, and production process.
- Consultation regarding any technical considerations, safety, and regulatory compliance protocols.
- The signing of a confidentiality agreement to protect the interest of the client company.
- The client company then signs the contract manufacturing agreement.
- A contract filling agreement can become a long-term partnership, beneficial to the source company as the outside manufacturer gains a deep understanding of the product. The client should keep in close communication with product production.
- The product quality is the responsibility of the outside manufacturer. The client company can reject anything not in line with the client’s standards outlined in the agreement.
- Should the company want to develop new products, the client and outside manufacturer can collaborate to develop the product formula until refined precisely to client specifications. Intellectual property rights retained by the client. The outside manufacturer does not usually get any credit for the final product.
What Our Clients Can Expect
Unified Solutions For Cleaning is the chemical manufacturing leader in producing a broad spectrum of household cleaners, pet care cleaning products, and personal care cleaning products for the retail and wholesale market.
Companies with a cleaning product to produce learn quickly why Unified Solutions for Cleaning is a leader in chemical manufacturing as they see the consistency of service that is provided:
An in-house turnkey production experience that entails everything from the package label design, fast product production turnaround to the market, facilities to store product inventory, and shipping anywhere in the United States.
- Quality control project leaders that stay part of every assignment end-to-end and certified chemists who ensure that the formula specifications are followed without deviation.
- A large manufacturing facility conveniently located in central New Jersey with easy access to major highways and Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ. The facility contains state-of-the-art production technology and trained and experienced production associates.
- A production capacity of 25,000 + gallons of product mixtures bottled, labeled, and placed to pallets DAILY, ready for shipping.
- Environmental consciousness.
- 100% client satisfaction — the reason for our client trust.
The dedication to production efficiency at Unified Solutions For Cleaning enables our contract fill clients the ability to concentrate on the core of their business: sales growth and new product innovation!
Unified Solutions For Cleaning has been producing industrial, institutional, wholesale, and retail consumer cleaning products since 2005. In addition to contract filling services, the Unified Solutions For Cleaning team also provides private labeling services and toll manufacturing services. We also offer custom formulation to assist our clients with their specific product formula needs. Contact us to arrange a tour of our manufacturing facility and discover the secret to our success — a well-balanced blend of integrity, quality, and value!