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MAPP Plastics Discussion Forum

The MAPP Plastic Industry Discussion Forum allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other MAPP members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Posted:  20 Jun 2008 14:50
We are asking how other molders handle date code pins. Do you have a formal price structure or is the cost "absorbed"?

Bob Holbrook
Posted:  23 Jun 2008 19:18
Like everyting else,  our customers expect us to absorb the cost of keeping these current even on tools that they transfer to us.

John Passanisi
Posted:  23 Jun 2008 22:31   Last Edited By: Metro Plastics Technologies
We use a cost assignment strategy that weights the volume requirements of molding jobs along with the overall importance a customer has on our business. 

From a baseline, we will usually absorb the cost of managing the data sets if the job has enough volume of plastics parts.  However, for low run molding jobs, we tend to charge the customer for the data pins. 

In cases where the volume may be low but the customer important to our overall business strategy high, we tend to absorb the costs.
Posted:  26 Jun 2008 22:43
We just absorb the cost.

Tom Duffey
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