blu perspective has moved for expanded space opportunities and is now located in a 14,000 sq. foot combined office and warehouse space adjacent to Inontime at 7900 Logistic Drive in Zeeland, MI.
The expanded office space allows for additional Recruiting capacity for developing Contract Placement and Temporary Staffing services beyond blu’s own internal staffing requirements. Contract Placement has quietly become a significant portion of blu’s operations, generating significant revenue for blu and providing customers with a placement firm that really knows Manufacturing and specifically Quality Operations within Manufacturing. blu has contractors working in facilities all over the U.S. and recently expanded into Canada. blu contractors are primarily Quality Engineers and Field Quality Engineers working in Automotive and Furniture supply chain. Intimate knowledge of the unique demands of the Tier 1 Automotive supply chain is key to the success of blu in this space as they are able to place Engineers who are fully capable of seamless integration into the client’s operations.
On the Service Operations side of the company, the new ‘blu Space’ allows for expanded capacity to manage Holland/Zeeland area manufacturers incoming supplier Quality challenges outside of the manufacturer’s own space. When a quality event occurs in the supply chain at a west Michigan Manufacturer their Supplier Quality Engineers can redirect inbound parts to blu’s facility for Inspection and Sorting and Rework and Sequencing back into production as needed. With today’s Lean Manufacturing standards and tight delivery schedules, there is simply no room in most manufacturing facilities for a Supplier Quality event to be contained and cleaned. One of the keys to blu’s success in this area is their amazing response capability and whatever it takes attitude to resolve a situation like this for the manufacturer and to help the supplier maintain a good working relationship with their customer. Quality events will occur; it’s the management of those events which will determine the success of the supplier/client relationship.