Choosing where to manufacture pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, supplements, and other animal health products is no longer as simple as deciding which facility gives you the lowest price. While direct manufacturing costs are important, other factors such as quality, safety, logistics, regulations, sustainability, and even political issues should be considered.
U.S. manufacturing has increased steadily since 2011, and domestic growth is expected to continue. Rising labor costs worldwide, advances in automation, concerns over intellectual property, and a general desire to gain more control over the supply chain for medicinal products are all contributing factors.
Here are five reasons to consider a U.S.-based partner for your animal health manufacturing needs:
- Global Logistics Costs Are on the Rise
If you decide to produce your products overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, shipping your products back home can wipe out a significant chunk of your savings. If the majority of your customers are in the U.S., it could be wise to manufacture your products closer to the end user.
- Local Sourcing Means Faster Delivery
Producing products overseas can also increase your time to market and cause fulfillment delays if demand is greater than expected. Inventory gaps can have a big impact on customer satisfaction.
- Safety and Quality Requirements Are Stronger Here
Partnering with an animal health manufacturing facility in the U.S. that adheres to strict FDA and EPA regulations ensures that your products meet a higher quality standard. Look for a provider that can certify your ingredients and test your products for purity, stability, and palatability. All these things are important for consumers who want the best for their animals.
- Local Manufacturing Can Be More Sustainable
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, transportation is the leading contributor of greenhouse gases. By acting locally, you can do your part to protect the planet and give consumers another reason to choose your brand.
- It’s Easier to Adapt to Market Disruptions
Trade disputes, natural disasters, and the latest unforeseen calamities generate market uncertainty that can be more easily avoided when you manufacture your products closer to home. With a U.S.-based contracting manufacturer, you can keep the lines of communication open and adapt to changing conditions on the ground, giving you greater control.
As you make your animal health manufacturing decision, we invite you to consider Precision Science’s state-of-the-art, FDA- and EPA-certified facility in Phoenix, Arizona. For nearly 30 years, we’ve specialized in producing high-quality pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and nutritional supplements for pets and other animals. Learn more online or call us at 623-492-9190 and gain all the advantages of making your products in the U.S.A.