Benefits of Choosing a Vertical Kiosk Manufacturing Solution

Posted On : Monday, July 6, 2015 By : Will Pymm
There are many kiosk companies in the marketplace that are available to assist customers in manufacturing a new type of enclosure. However, the number of digital kiosk manufacturers that can provide complete, vertical solutions are few and far between. It’s both a point of pride to our team, and a competitive differentiation to our organization, that RedyRef is, in fact, one of the few companies that can offer a complete vertically integrated solution to our clients. With over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space and more than 300 employees in four different states, our commitment to end-to-end self-service kiosk manufacturing virtually speaks for itself.

How does RedyRef’s use of vertical integration benefit customers?  

It comes down to the three C’s: cost, convenience and control.

Cost — RedyRef’s ability to manage costs by providing design, engineering, fabrication, finishing and even logistics solutions in-house significantly increases our opportunities to introduce cost savings throughout the manufacturing, delivery and installation processes. Traditionally, each of these stages would involve mark-ups if they were outsourced, which would then need to be passed on to the end customer. We eliminate these additional costs whenever possible by keeping most operations under one roof, allowing us to optimize resources, and avoid waste. 

Convenience —  Having a single point of contact for a project can save what often amounts to days, if not weeks, of man-hours. This is a considerable advantage to our customers, as it also makes us fully accountable for the entire process, from start to finish.

Control — Because RedyRef provides most end-to-end kiosk manufacturing solutions in-house, we are able to control every aspect of design, production and distribution that we touch.  For example, if the industrial designer, mechanical engineer and factory are all on the same, internal team, the more likely it is that the conceptual design will be buildable using the factory strengths and tooling. In this way, our team ensures that every enclosure we produce, and every installation we manage, reflects the quality and value that our customers have come to expect.

RedyRef vs. The Others

Let’s see how our company stacks up against a typical American kiosk manufacturer:

RedyRef Vertical (in-house) Kiosk Solutions

1.  Industrial Design
2.  Mechanical Engineering
3.  Electrical Engineering
4.  Metal Fabrication
5.  Powder Coating
6.  Physical Assembly of cabinet
7.  Supply Chain of components
8.  Integration of components into the enclosure
9.  Burn Testing
10. Depot Services
11. Field Installation (Local to Tri-State)
12. Field Maintenance (Local to Tri-State)
13. Warranty
14. Field Repair (Local to Tri-State)
Other Kiosk Manufacturers (generally provide 1-2 of the following)

1. Mechanical Engineering
2. Metal Fabrication
3. Integration Services
4. Warranty
5. Some Software

The above makes it easy to illustrate why RedyRef is the go-to interactive kiosk manufacturer for so many industry leaders; because of our deep vertical integration, we provide more, for less.
Want to know how RedyRef can put the three C’s to work for your company?  Submit a request for proposal online or call (800) 628-3603 today for more information.