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Reduce Costs and Ease Logistics with Engineering and Planning Support

Vendor Managed Inventory

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


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

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

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

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


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

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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Full-Service Supply Chain Services with Vendor Managed Inventory


At ASF Components, we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients’ class “C” components inventory stays current and stocked. Whether we’re researching the latest in warehouse technologies or we’re investing in new, returnable container programs, we stay on top of industry developments and aim to be ahead of the curve when it comes to providing our clients with vendor managed inventory services.

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There’s Never a Good Time to Deliver a Defective Part


A dependable supply chain for fasteners and components has to mean more than parts arriving just in time. Without out top-rated quality control from suppliers, a just-in-time delivery that includes defective parts would bring your production to a screeching halt.

ASF Components makes sure that quality failures don’t cause such supply-chain disasters for our customers. The ASF engineering  department and our determination of the quality control capabilities of suppliers assures you that your components not only arrive just in time, but are just right.

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Five Reasons to Choose ASF Components as Your Fastener Supplier

Fastener Supplier

Why should you choose ASF components to manage your inventory of low-cost parts that are nevertheless vital to your production schedule?

If a ready supply of these parts is vital, and what part wouldn’t be vital, you need the company that manages the supply chain for these parts to be dependable. Here’s why you can depend on ASF Components as your fastener supplier:

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