VMI (Vendor Management Inventory)

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Vendor Management Inventory
Vendor Management Inventory

Associated Fastening Products, Inc. offers customers a competitive advantage and increased productivity with a variety of vendor management inventory (VMI) programs for OEM's. Services are designed to fit customer needs, including a trained VMI account rep to personally handle each account from start to delivery. We provide easy to read bins to ease the pulling of needed parts, and extra stock of heavy usage parts is easily accommodated with the creation of additional bin locations. The average customer enjoys a 25% savings when switching from a bulk purchasing agreement to a VMI program. Cycle counts are avoided, labor and transportations costs are reduced, carrying costs are lowered with the reduction of on hand inventory, and company resources are more efficiently used. Convenient setting of minimum and maximum levels allows more control over stock. Plant visit frequencies range from multiple times per week to monthly trips.

Product lines include standard fasteners, metric fasteners, cable ties, brass fittings, grommets, O-rings, class "c" items, custom fasteners, rivets, eyebolts, u bolts, cable, and thousands of other available items. For more details about our available Vendor Management Inventory programs or the other high quality services and products available please see the table below or contact us directly.

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VMI Capabilities

Benefits
  • Designed to fit your needs
  • Trained VMI Account rep who handles your account from start to delivery
  • Visibility of Stock Levels to help identify priorites
  • Better Planning organize & consolidate needed product
  • Easy to read Bins provided by us to ease pulling the parts you need
  • Need extra stock? We can create extra bin locations at your facility to accommodate heavy usage parts
  • We unpack and put away all parts
  • Re-stock when new order is delivered
  • Increased Productivity
Cost Reductions
  • Average customers save at least 25% when switching from a VMI versus bulk purchasing
  • Less time spent worrying about in stock Fasteners
  • Eliminate Shortages or Run Outs and have to pay rush fees to get product replaced
  • Avoid Cycle Counts
  • Reduce carrying costs by reducing inventory on-hand
  • Reduce labor and transportation cost & improve resource utilization
  • Set min / max levels not buying as much stock all at once
  • Less time your employees spend on stock levels we provide
Product Lines
Standard Fasteners
Metric Fasteners
Cable Ties
Brass Fittings
Grommets
O-Rings
Class "C" Items
Custom Fasteners
Rivets
Eyebolts
U Bolts
Cable Ties
Handles
Inserts
Drill Bits
Cutting Tools
Plugs
Thousands of other items available to fill our bins with your specific needs
Plant Visit Frequency
Ranging from Multiple Times per Week to Monthly
Inspection
Quality Assurance
Shipping Manager
Go / No-Go Gauges
Ring Gauges
Plug Gauges
Optical Comparator
Testing
Hardness
Quality Assurance
ISO 9001:2008 Registered
QS 14000 Compliant
Lot Traceable (With Dated Imprint When Requested)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Optic Weight Checkers
100% Inspection
Quality Records
Documentation / Certifications
Certificate of Conformance (C of C)
Material Certifications
Plating Certifications
Heat Treating Certifications
First Articles
PPAP
DFAR
USA Manufactured
SPC
RoHS
Secondary Operations
Assembly
Powder Coating
Welding
Riveting
Bagging/Kitting
Tapping
Plating
Heat Treating
Deburring
Stress Relief
Swage
Reaming
Counterboring
Spot Facing
Fabricating
Additional Services
Special Packaging
Warehousing
Shipping
Reverse Engineering
Production Volume
Prototypes to Production Manufacturing
1 to 1,000,000's
Lead Time
Short Lead Times
Hot Rush Orders Available
Pre-Expedited Orders
On Time Deliveries
Stock and Release
Drop Shipments

Additional Information

Industry Focus
OEM
Automotive
Transportation
Intended Applications
Fasteners
Industry Standards
ANSI
ASTM
DIN
ISO
Industrial Fastener Institute (IFI)
Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA)
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
Bit Mapped Graphics (BMP)
Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
Drawing Exchange Format (DXF)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES, ANSI)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
IronCAD (ICD, ICS)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG, JPEG)
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
3D ACIS Model File
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)

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