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Why to Choose Vendor Managed Inventory with All State Fastener Corporation

05/26/2015

Utilizing vendor managed inventory in the past may have been an experiment, but it has now gained acceptance as the preferred way of doing business in many industries. Vendor managed inventory allows for a strong relationship between manufacturer and supplier to make a business model that is beneficial to both parties as well as the customer. Overall, it’s a positive step.

At All State Fastener Corporation, we use our web-based Kanban software to control the metrics. With it, you can understand where your parts are and when they’re being replenished, discover how many are in process and when they will return. The system includes program management, directed buy programs, automated bar coding and scans, transition analysis, database access via ASF Supplier Portals, and Class C commodities. By using a web-based model, you have immediate access to real time inventory throughout the supply chain.

There are many benefits to incorporate vendor managed inventory into your current system including:

  • Reduced data entry errors.
  • Up-to-date inventory with current needs.
  • Improved fill rates.
  • Decreased cost for planning and ordering.
  • Overall service level improvement.
  • Invoicing of parts at point of usage.

Customers are able to get the products they need and want much faster because the inventory is correct and anticipated. This, of course, is of great benefit to them and, in turn, benefiting your customer service and business.

All State Fastener can meet your demands—regardless of if you need us once a week or three hours a day. We offer a continuous 24-hour a day shift management service. Our systems manage as few as 25 part numbers up to 5500 under one roof. We ship our products locally and can help identify your sourcing needs if you’re outside the area. In addition, we will certify the quality of the supplier’s work so that it meets and exceeds your needs and expectations.

At All State Fastener, we offer a wide range of fasteners, both big and small, and both cold form and hot forged. Our materials include aluminum, brass, bronze, monel, nylon, steel, stainless steel, plastic, and titanium, just to name a few. We supply bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, washers and tubing of all kinds as well as all class c related assembly hardware. We also have a vast list of specialty items for weight reduction, corrosion protection, heat resistance, and stringent appearance requirements. We hold ISO 9001:2008, Ford Q1, and C-TPAT certifications and are backed by the experts needed to provide you with the best possible service and products. To discuss our range of products and how we can work with you on vendor management inventory, give us a call today at 800-755-8959.