Episode 75: Watch Out These Flags In an RFQ

January 19, 2023 7:31 am


We all as manufacturing business owners are out there hoping to see RFQs – or requests for quotes – cross our desks, but there are a few things that should instantly raise an alarm when you see them.

Today on Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine is highlighting a thread he found interesting on the Practical Machinist forums that dives into some RFQ red flags that you should be paying attention to. When times get tough and things get lean, it can be the first impulse of every machine shop owner or manager to fight for every request for quote that comes along, but this can have some very dire consequences if you aren’t careful!

Read the forum thread here.

What are some of YOUR RFQ red flags that sound the alarm bell? Let us know in the comments in the video!

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