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Tips for Managing Class "C" Components with Vendor Managed Inventory

I recently came across this article from Scott Frahm and SCRC on Three Steps in Making Vendor Managed ASF-Parts Inventory Work.Â-  I found it particularly interesting in regard to managing class C" components such as industrial fasteners. By paying attention to these tips, and using a good dose of common sense, you can quickly start taking advantage of the benefits of a good vendor managed...

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Vendor Managed Inventory Benefits Include "Fixer"

There are a ton of benefits associated with vendor managed inventory (VMI). But here's one that really hits home for anyone in engineering or purchasing who is involved with the management of class c" components: a VMI supplier can smooth out every aspect of the operation from ordering to packaging to delivery to payment. Think of a VMI supplier as "The Fixer." Let's say you need widgets,...

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Lean Manufacturing? Lose Weight with Vendor Managed Inventory

Today, more than ever, reducing costs is paramount to purchasing agents and engineers alike in the manufacturing industry — particularly those involved with class C" components. However, it is also important to remember that the goal is to cut the fat, not the limb. I think you’ll find the following to be full of useful tips, and shows that relying on cut, cut, cut is not the wisest strategy...

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How to Set Up Vendor Managed Inventory for Class "C" Components

Setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory, or VMI, program for class c" components can seem to be a daunting task. However, once it is broken down into individual steps, it becomes much more manageable. And it is certainly worthwhile from both efficiency and budgetary points of view. I've found that these easy-to-understand steps in setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory Program can be extremely...

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What's Missing in Your Class "C" Components Quote?

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright Although he probably didn't mean to — okay, definitely didn't mean to — Oscar easily could have been talking about the way many companies look at purchasing class "c" components, or working with VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) suppliers. Granted, class "c" components and...

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Cut the Fat From Your Class "C" Components Supply Chain

If you're involved in the purchasing, engineering or materials management of class c" components, you've probably had it up to "here" dealing with dozens upon dozens of suppliers providing you with thousands upon thousands of nickel and dime parts. See if this sounds familiar. Your plant is working with a ton of suppliers from countries spread all over the world. You depend on them to...

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Is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Worth it for Class "C" Parts?

Class c" components are all those high-volume – low-value parts that are a pain in the neck to manage. You know, the tons of bolts, screws, nuts and fasteners your plant uses every day. If it's your responsibility to make sure you have the right part, in the right place, at the right time, make sure you're not spending a dollar to chase a dime. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) can save...

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Why a Systematic Approach to Class C Components Works Best

When it comes to selecting a class c" components supplier and, it is well worth remembering that poor logistics or quality control can mean much more than losing money. It can mean losing a customer. That's why it's so important that you work with a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) specialist that provides you with a comprehensive supply-chain management system. Of course, that is easier...

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Changing Class "C" Components Suppliers Shouldn't be a Hassle

Managing your class c" components can be a royal pain. You have thousands, maybe tens of thousands of screws and nuts and bolts that cost maybe a penny or two apiece. It's a headache to manage all that yourself. It's an even a bigger headache if you have a vendor managed inventory operation that you know deep down inside isn't up to the task. The problem is, change is tough. Even...

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Outsourcing to a VMI [Vendor Managed Inventory Can Make You a Hero

Trying to manage the thousands upon thousands of high volume, class c" components and materials your plant uses every day is a superhuman task.Â-  If all of those screws, bolts, clips and other fasteners aren't managed with precision and skill it can cost your company money. And cost you sleepless nights. You've probably thought to yourself many times, "There's got to be a better...

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ASF Components details importance of vendor managed inventory.

By providing outsourced procurement, inventory, and delivery, vendor managed inventory (VMI) supplier ASF Components manages class c" components. Outsourcing toÂ- VMI company will help control class-c components and their associated costs and make aerospace and automotive plants more productive. VMI companies can determine optimum/cost effective packaging combinations; manage inventory by...

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Tips for Managing Class "C" Components with Vendor Managed Inventory

I recently came across this article from Scott Frahm and SCRC on Three Steps in Making Vendor Managed ASF-Parts Inventory Work.Â-  I found it particularly interesting in regard to managing class C" components such as industrial fasteners. By paying attention to these tips, and using a good dose of common sense, you can quickly start taking advantage of the benefits of a good vendor managed...

Read More »
Services

Vendor Managed Inventory Benefits Include "Fixer"

There are a ton of benefits associated with vendor managed inventory (VMI). But here's one that really hits home for anyone in engineering or purchasing who is involved with the management of class c" components: a VMI supplier can smooth out every aspect of the operation from ordering to packaging to delivery to payment. Think of a VMI supplier as "The Fixer." Let's say you need widgets,...

Read More »
Services

Lean Manufacturing? Lose Weight with Vendor Managed Inventory

Today, more than ever, reducing costs is paramount to purchasing agents and engineers alike in the manufacturing industry — particularly those involved with class C" components. However, it is also important to remember that the goal is to cut the fat, not the limb. I think you’ll find the following to be full of useful tips, and shows that relying on cut, cut, cut is not the wisest strategy...

Read More »
Services

How to Set Up Vendor Managed Inventory for Class "C" Components

Setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory, or VMI, program for class c" components can seem to be a daunting task. However, once it is broken down into individual steps, it becomes much more manageable. And it is certainly worthwhile from both efficiency and budgetary points of view. I've found that these easy-to-understand steps in setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory Program can be extremely...

Read More »
Fasteners & Hardware

What's Missing in Your Class "C" Components Quote?

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright Although he probably didn't mean to — okay, definitely didn't mean to — Oscar easily could have been talking about the way many companies look at purchasing class "c" components, or working with VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) suppliers. Granted, class "c" components and...

Read More »
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Cut the Fat From Your Class "C" Components Supply Chain

If you're involved in the purchasing, engineering or materials management of class c" components, you've probably had it up to "here" dealing with dozens upon dozens of suppliers providing you with thousands upon thousands of nickel and dime parts. See if this sounds familiar. Your plant is working with a ton of suppliers from countries spread all over the world. You depend on them to...

Read More »
Services

Is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Worth it for Class "C" Parts?

Class c" components are all those high-volume – low-value parts that are a pain in the neck to manage. You know, the tons of bolts, screws, nuts and fasteners your plant uses every day. If it's your responsibility to make sure you have the right part, in the right place, at the right time, make sure you're not spending a dollar to chase a dime. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) can save...

Read More »
Services

Why a Systematic Approach to Class C Components Works Best

When it comes to selecting a class c" components supplier and, it is well worth remembering that poor logistics or quality control can mean much more than losing money. It can mean losing a customer. That's why it's so important that you work with a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) specialist that provides you with a comprehensive supply-chain management system. Of course, that is easier...

Read More »
Services

Changing Class "C" Components Suppliers Shouldn't be a Hassle

Managing your class c" components can be a royal pain. You have thousands, maybe tens of thousands of screws and nuts and bolts that cost maybe a penny or two apiece. It's a headache to manage all that yourself. It's an even a bigger headache if you have a vendor managed inventory operation that you know deep down inside isn't up to the task. The problem is, change is tough. Even...

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