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Why Certification Matters When it Comes to Sourcing Your Class “C” Components

Class "C" Components
7/28/2016

Choosing a source for your company's class "C" components can be challenging. As you are entrusting your provider with maintaining stock levels, juggling product options, managing lead times and ensuring quality, it is imperative that you trust the supplier that you choose. You must be able to rely upon them as their decisions will be a reflection of your company. Thankfully, your decision can be made easier by selecting a provider that is ISO 9001 certified. Showing that accompany has implemented steps to ensure consistent quality, ISO 9001 certification is a reliable, surefire way to determine whether or not a supplier will rise to meet your exacting standards.

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Get the Class “C” Components You Need, When You Need Them

Class C Components
6/16/2016

Sourcing the class "C" components that you need can be a chore. To combat the difficulties, many manufacturers opt utilize vendor managed inventory to maintain their stock levels. However, if your VMI provider doesn't offer a massive selection of products, you risk not having access to the essential parts that you need to avoid downtime and ensure a high-quality, consistent output. For this reason, vendor managed inventory without a wide range of in-stock class "C" components is ineffective and, unfortunately, creates more problems than it solves by shackling your production capabilities with unnecessary limits.

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How Distribution Capabilities Contribute to Successful Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory
4/28/2016

When searching for a provider of vendor managed inventory services, it's essential that you vet each candidate's distribution capabilities. Regardless of your operation, your provider's ability to deliver critical parts and components in an accurate, timely manner is the key to successfully transitioning to VMI. A great VMI partner will offer a broad inventory, a wide shipping area and an adaptable inventory strategy. In this post, we're going to talk about how these elements – and others – contribute to a well-run and effective VMI program.

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Reduce Costs and Ease Logistics with Engineering and Planning Support

Vendor Managed Inventory
2/17/2016

When implementing your vendor managed inventory program, it pays to work with a partner that has extensive experience in providing engineering and planning support. With the ability to take a reliable, data-driven approach to VMI, a provider that is capable of viewing your problems from an engineering standpoint can help you cut costs, lower on-hand inventory and reduce your company's overhead. This is accomplished primarily through proactive monitoring of your business' needs and regular adjustment of your class "C" component stock levels.

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With Vendor Managed Inventory, It Isn’t Just About Quantity, It’s About Quality

1/5/2016

Quantity is important when you’re looking at a vendor managed inventory provider to handle your class “C” components. You need to be certain that your stock levels will be consistent, that your employees will have access to the parts that they need and that you’ll receive the timely, accurate shipments that your operation requires to run efficiently. However, quantity isn’t everything… you also need to be able to depend on your vendor managed inventory services. You need to know that the class “C” components they are sourcing for you are able to perform to your standards. You need to be able to rely on your VMI provider to not just source parts, but to vet them for quality. Today, we’re going to look at why – and how – ASF Components is equipped to ensure the quality of your class “C” components inventory.

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Manage Your Class “C” Components Inventory without Disrupting Production

Class “C” Components Inventory
12/14/2015

When it comes to increasing your productivity, ASF Components has the experience and tools necessary to get the job done. Whether you’re a fresh-eyed start up or a well-established corporation, our vendor managed inventory can be customized to fit within your business model and integrate seamlessly into your current workflow. With the goal of increasing efficiency and reducing costs, the processes utilized in our vendor managed inventory programs have been constantly refined and retooled. In this post, we’re going to look at how ASF Components’ experience with supply chain management can be leveraged to improve your business operations without disrupting production.

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Streamline Your Class C Components Inventory with Vendor Managed Inventory

Class C Components
11/17/2015

Managing your daily operations while also maintaining a large inventory of on-site class “C” components can be a taxing exercise. In addition to the typical duties that come with managing your site, you’re stuck with what is, essentially, a second full-time job: tracking inventory, reordering and restocking. While these tasks can be delegated to your staff, they still place an undue burden on both your personnel’s time and your company’s bottom line.

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How Vendor Managed Inventory Benefits OEMs

Vendor Manage Inventory
9/29/2015

Vendor managed inventory can help contract manufacturers streamline their production lines. But how does VMI benefit OEMs? In what ways can vendor managed inventory be advantageous to original equipment manufacturers? In this post, we’d like to look at a number of ways that VMI helps OEMs run more efficiently while simultaneously increasing their profit margins.

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The Benefits of Warehouse Logistics and Vendor Managed Inventory

9/22/2015

Whether you’re a major manufacturer or a new startup, it’s worthwhile to investigate all of your inventory management and stocking options. While it may seem simple and straightforward to manage your own inventory, there are a number of key benefits to be gained by utilizing ASF Components’ vendor managed inventory solutions. From reducing costs to hastening delivery, we’re going to take a closer look at five of the major benefits that you can gain from our warehouse logistics and vendor managed inventory services.

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5 Reasons to Choose a Class “C” Components Supplier with ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 Certified
8/24/2015

When you’re looking for a class “C” components supplier, there are a lot of variables to consider. Stock levels, product options, customer service and shipping times can all affect your decision. While it may not be a priority for your business that your supplier offer cable ties or bushings, there are certain constant requirements, things that influence every company’s decision-making process. By and large, all of those factors are represented by a single standard: ISO 9001 certification.

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