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Agricultural & Farming Products

Industrial Vending Solutions: Usage, Relationships, and Success

Marketing and Supply Chain Management John F. Kros*, Ph.D. and S. Scott Nadler**, Ph.D. Although VMI and industrial vending machines have been around for years, widespread adoption into the marketplace has taken off as of late. A survey of supply chain managers was conducted to provide a detailed picture of the current state of vendor managed inventory (VMI) policies associated with industrial...

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Retail & Sales Equipment

Groundbreaking Fastenal inventory solution helps City of Redlands save time and money

Winona, MN – A remarkable transformation has taken place within the City of Redlands supply store. Gone are the outdated computers and shelves of dusty inventory. In their place stand 42 state-of-the-art vending machines designed to dispense safety gear, fasteners, fittings and other items city workers need to do their jobs. Completed in mid-August, this fully automated warehouse is the first...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Fastenal Launches Expense Reduction Program to Help Dealers Spend Less, Bill More

Program includes machines that vend shop supplies and keep track of expensive diagnostic tools Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has introduced an Expense Reduction Program for auto dealerships that's saving owners time and money related to their shop supplies and essential tools. The centerpiece of the program is Fastenal's FAST Solutions℠...

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Cleaning Products & Equipment

Fastenal Expands Metalworking Offering with WIDIA Partnership, "FAST CT" Machines

Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has signed an agreement to become the North American National Distributor of the WIDIA Products Group(TM), a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products for the metalworking industry. Through the partnership, Fastenal's 2,500+ stores will offer thousands of milling, turning, holemaking and tooling...

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Retail & Sales Equipment

Fastenal's "SmartStores" Power Cost Savings for Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy, which serves more than five million natural gas and electricity customers throughout the West and Midwest, is no stranger to industrial vending. They initially took the plunge several years ago but were plagued by high program costs, long repair lead times, and other problems that arose from dealing with a vendor that wasn't familiar with their daily operations. So when they heard...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Industrial Vending Solutions: Usage, Relationships, and Success

Marketing and Supply Chain Management John F. Kros*, Ph.D. and S. Scott Nadler**, Ph.D. Although VMI and industrial vending machines have been around for years, widespread adoption into the marketplace has taken off as of late. A survey of supply chain managers was conducted to provide a detailed picture of the current state of vendor managed inventory (VMI) policies associated with industrial...

Read More »
Retail & Sales Equipment

Groundbreaking Fastenal inventory solution helps City of Redlands save time and money

Winona, MN – A remarkable transformation has taken place within the City of Redlands supply store. Gone are the outdated computers and shelves of dusty inventory. In their place stand 42 state-of-the-art vending machines designed to dispense safety gear, fasteners, fittings and other items city workers need to do their jobs. Completed in mid-August, this fully automated warehouse is the first...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Fastenal Launches Expense Reduction Program to Help Dealers Spend Less, Bill More

Program includes machines that vend shop supplies and keep track of expensive diagnostic tools Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has introduced an Expense Reduction Program for auto dealerships that's saving owners time and money related to their shop supplies and essential tools. The centerpiece of the program is Fastenal's FAST Solutions℠...

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Company News

Fastenal's New All Hazards Guide Features Core Supplies for Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has introduced an All Hazards Guide with more than 2,500 products used before, during and after a disaster event. Featuring everything from tools and equipment to PPE and sanitation items, the guide is part of Fastenal's initiative to leverage its national distribution system (built around 2,400+ U.S. stores)...

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Cleaning Products & Equipment

Fastenal Expands Metalworking Offering with WIDIA Partnership, "FAST CT" Machines

Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, has signed an agreement to become the North American National Distributor of the WIDIA Products Group(TM), a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products for the metalworking industry. Through the partnership, Fastenal's 2,500+ stores will offer thousands of milling, turning, holemaking and tooling...

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Company News

Industrial Distributor Grows Sales - by Helping Customers Buy Less

Winona, MN - Fastenal, a national distributor of industrial and construction supplies, is growing its business by doing something counterintuitive for a sales-based organization - helping customers buy fewer products. That's the concept behind the company's FAST 5000℠ industrial vending program, and it's hitting home in an industrial market focused on cost savings and protecting jobs. The...

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Company News

Fastenal Names Suppliers of the Year for 2010

Winona, MN - December 16, 2010 - Fastenal [Nasdaq: FAST] has announced its 2010 Suppliers of the Year based on sales growth, order fulfillment, operations, and other key performance measures. Fastenal's top suppliers compete for this honor all year long, utilizing Fastenal's Supplier Scorecard to track their performance versus similar sized companies within Fastenal's supplier network. It's all...

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Company News

4,500+ Attend Fastenal's Customer Industrial & Construction Expo in Indianapolis

Winona, MN - May 6th, 2010 - Fastenal [Nasdaq: FAST] has completed its 13th Customer Industrial & Construction Expo. Held at Fastenal's master distribution center in Indianapolis, the three-day event brought together more than 4,500 Fastenal customers, suppliers and employees for an opportunity to learn about new product solutions and more efficient ways of doing business. Customers were able to...

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Company News

Fastenal Rolls out Newest 'Big Blue' Catalog

Winona, MN - February 17th, 2010 - Fastenal announced that its latest Big Blue product catalog has been delivered to 2,300+ Fastenal stores across North America. With 10% more products than last year's edition, the new Big Blue details a vast range of industrial and construction supplies spanning 15 product categories, including more than 60,000 fastener offerings. The goal was to pack more...

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Retail & Sales Equipment

Fastenal's "SmartStores" Power Cost Savings for Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy, which serves more than five million natural gas and electricity customers throughout the West and Midwest, is no stranger to industrial vending. They initially took the plunge several years ago but were plagued by high program costs, long repair lead times, and other problems that arose from dealing with a vendor that wasn't familiar with their daily operations. So when they heard...

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