Originally Posted by M-oll
There is a lot more than manufacturing that needs to be taken care of
I'm frankly at a loss; you either do not grasp what and why was asked of you, where it was based and what the necessities for it really
are, or merely think that you do; think because prior to practice, one can only anticipate/theorise.
While i sincerely regret to mention the above, i feel like i need to. Careful with statements; and with whom's asking the questions. Who told you i don't know how a business is run?
I would pass an example of what a proper reply would have been, but then i'd probably be doing a disservice to everyone here, self included.
But mere advice?
Make a case, using your "suppliers", your "manufacturers" and your "painters"; 100% out-sourced as it were... It won't be an SMA8, or an S8, but it doesn't have to be. It will be somehting very close to one and that would suffice. Showcase it, here. And last, ship it to someone that will review it for you, compare it to an original.
Then you can talk business. Until then, read above.
* and even then.. even then.. you see, 99% of Caselabs' value? That a Mercury top made in 2012 can fit a Mercury chassis made in 2017; like a glove. If you haven't really, but really had some expertise with CnC, you cannot comprehend how hard that is; or rather, how costly. Meaning that even if you did
make 'a', single case, you could still be miles off from having a CL quality equivalent. But like i said, best if i leave it on a superficial level.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And i'm 101% willing to grant you the good intentions, no malice here. Just a former business owner speaking his mind.
(i'm here as a consumer, random Joe of the internets. And as a random Joe, Lord have i not seen 'initiatives' been taken. I don't know what the conversation with Jim was like, nor can i know what the proposal was; am here commenting solely on the facts provided, yeah? Important this)