4 Steps to Deploying On-Site Machining Services More Efficiently

4 Steps to Deploying On-Site Machining Services More Efficiently

Taking advantage of Master Service Agreements can greatly impact response time, getting critical services back online quickly and easily, while saving you money.

When it comes to project or outage management, there are things you can do to optimize response time and contractual overhead by working with our On-Site Services group. All it takes is a little advance coordination.


  1. Contact Tri Tool Services at the bidding stage of your project

Every company knows that at some point, it’s going to need on-site field machining services. Unfortunately, site personnel and supervisors who have no budget authority oftentimes initiate contact with Tri Tool for contract on-site machining services right when those services are needed. We’re certainly prepared to handle emergencies, but the realities of processing a quote, attaining proposal approvals, and deploying both manpower and equipment to the site create delays that could have been easily avoided by planning for field machining services in advance, even if only as a contingency. We will continue to offer rapid response  for on-site field machining services and can direct workforce and equipment assets from our strategically located national service network and regional service hubs.

  1. Consider a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Tri Tool

The best way to ensure the quickest fulfillment of your on-site machining service needs is through a prearranged MSA that establishes preliminary approval for project labor and equipment with a contractor that has been fully vetted and approved. An MSA also sets a billing threshold that project managers can rely on to manage the project costs more effectively. In many respects, this works like being pre-approved for a loan with your bank, prior to shopping for real estate. All of the red tape is handled before a service order is placed, with the added security of a pre-established budget that site managers can work against to fulfill work as needed. Another advantage is that many different on-site service projects can be performed under a blanket MSA that otherwise would have to be negotiated individually, with corresponding administrative and billing overhead duplicity.

  1. Provide full project scope, schedule, and prints with RFQs

For the quickest response time, provide us with everything we need to know. The more information we have to process your field machining request for a quote, the quicker and easier we are able to respond with accurate cost information. Thorough project information also permits a significantly quicker workforce and equipment deployment. This information is also extremely important in instances when our engineering support team needs to provide custom mounting or mechanical modifications of machinery to perform specialized machining or welding procedures.

  1. Allow Time for Thorough On-Site Machining Service Quote Preparation

Depending on whether a formal or simple quote is required by your project, time must be factored in for a response that is in complete compliance with all applicable agencies. Often, additional time must be allotted to review safety requirements relevant to each individual project.

Contact Tri Tool or call today to discover all the ways we can assist with your on-site field machining service requirements – whether planned or unplanned.

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