Many manufacturers count on having a reliable supply of fasteners. A delay in replenishing inventory of a 2¢ fastener can bring an entire production process to a halt.
A manufacturer’s fastener supply chain has to be up to the job. It needs to be efficient, agile, and adaptive, providing visibility into daily inventory levels, reorder points, and restocking status. To stay on top of fastener inventory and restocking needs, the supply chain must factor in manufacturing production forecasts, lead times for fastener production, and the logistics of getting the fasteners where they need to be on time.
Arlington, Texas based All-Pro Fasteners has long led the way in fastener supply chain solutions for manufacturers, with comprehensive Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs that are customized to the manufacturer. All-Pro’s VMI services simplify sourcing, shipping, receiving, and inventory management for manufacturers, helping to reduce costs and administrative headaches. For example, a manufacturer can reduce costs and improve operations through automatic inventory replenishment, just-in-time (JIT) delivery, and a reduced cost basis on fastener products.
“Our industry experts can handle all aspects of a manufacturer’s fastener inventory program, allowing their internal supply chain teams to simplify their processes,” according to Todd Grzysch of All-Pro Fasteners. “We monitor inventory levels and identify the most efficient reorder points, using real-time data corresponding to manufacturing and delivery lead-times.” Manufacturers benefit from paperless reordering, consolidated invoicing, strategic logistics planning, and most importantly, a reliable fastener supply.
All-Pro offers a range of VMI solutions and services for manufacturers, from integrating with your ERP system, to maintaining on-site fastener inventory specialists. Custom assembly kitting and labeling services are also offered on fastener products. For more information, visit www.apf.com/vmi.