Expanding Capacity To Meet Demand

At General Bearing Corporation, satisfying the needs of our customers is not just a goal. It is our obsession.

During the 2005 upturn in the market for Class 8 trailers, many trailer manufacturers faced severe limitations on their ability to serve their customers due to a shortage of tapered roller bearings for wheel ends. Some bearing suppliers responded to the call with allocations and price increases. General Bearing Corporation responded by increasing capacity, and by closely coordinating supply with its customers to ensure that bearings did not become the bottleneck limiting their production.

Satisfaction of customer demand does not happen by accident. It is the result of extensive planning and coordination of demand and supply.

General Bearing accomplishes this through monthly Sales and Operations Planning meetings, careful demand planning, communication with the customer, and constant monitoring of supply capability.

When the process detects an imbalance, it is critical that action be taken in a timely manner. If you’re not ahead of the curve, then you’re behind the accomplished through the addition of eight ball. Building capacity takes production lines at existing factories, time, money, people, and not a little the construction of new factories, and courage. the development of new partners in In 2005, General Bearing increased tapered roller bearing production. its capacity to supply tapered roller For General Bearing’s customers, bearings by a remarkable 130%. old and new, it could not have come at a better time.