Fasteners and Class C Component Supply

Falcon supplies fasteners and inventory management services to manufacturers in North and South Carolina, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas.

Charlotte Office

10715 John Price Road
Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: 800.438.0332

Mobile: 704.588.4740

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7429 | Charlotte, NC 28241-7429

Phone: 704.588.4740

Fax: 704.588.5753

Kentucky Office

11536 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

Phone: 502.266.6292

Fax: 502.526.5567

About Aaron Lyles

Aaron is the Marketing Director at Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc. He is focused on sharing Falcon's unique approach to fastening and class C production component supply chain solutions with equipment manufacturers.
18 Jun 2018

In-House Procurement Systems vs. Outsourcing Inventory Management: Which is Right for You?

2018-06-18T19:02:10+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Inventory management involves an ample amount of time, money, labor and resources, but what if you could reduce the effort needed for this aspect of your supply chain management?

11 Jun 2018

4 Ways to Enhance Lead Time Reduction in Inventory Management

2018-06-11T12:39:39+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Lead Time Reduction|

There are numerous areas of focus when it comes to improving lean manufacturing on the factory floor, and reducing lead times is a major player.

3 Jun 2018

5 Inventory Replenishment Methods – Part 5 of 5 – Which Replenishment Method is Best

2018-06-03T12:04:01+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

A particularly efficient and popular inventory replenishment method is vendor managed inventory (VMI). VMI replenishment allows your supplier (or vendor) to manage your inventory for you. When a proper VMI option is available it is strongly recommended over kanban. In fact, arranging this type of partnership with your vendor provides many valuable benefits...

28 May 2018

5 Inventory Replenishment Methods – Part 4 of 5 – Consignment

2018-06-03T12:14:11+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

A particularly efficient and popular inventory replenishment method is vendor managed inventory (VMI). VMI replenishment allows your supplier (or vendor) to manage your inventory for you. When a proper VMI option is available it is strongly recommended over kanban. In fact, arranging this type of partnership with your vendor provides many valuable benefits...

21 May 2018

5 Inventory Replenishment Methods – Part 3 of 5 – Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

2018-06-03T12:12:49+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

A particularly efficient and popular inventory replenishment method is vendor managed inventory (VMI). VMI replenishment allows your supplier (or vendor) to manage your inventory for you. When a proper VMI option is available it is strongly recommended over kanban. In fact, arranging this type of partnership with your vendor provides many valuable benefits...

14 May 2018

5 Inventory Replenishment Methods – Part 2 of 5 – Kanban

2018-06-03T12:08:54+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

Kanban (the Japanese word for "sign") is a powerful and highly praised replenishment method that reliably overcomes many of MRP's challenges. While MRP relies on indirect observation via system data, kanban relies on physical observation via visual signals...

7 May 2018

5 Inventory Replenishment Methods – Part 1 of 5 – MRP

2018-06-03T12:08:21+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

Inventory replenishment is a vital component of equipment manufacturing which requires comprehensive decision-making about even the smallest items. While different methods exist for managing inventory replenishment, not all inventory replenishment methods are the same. In this article we take a closer look at MRP.

30 Apr 2018

5 Lean Manufacturing Myths Debunked

2018-04-29T13:40:12+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

With all innovation comes apprehension and pushback. Lean manufacturing is no exception. Many are concerned about the impact of investing too heavily in lean manufacturing initiatives.

23 Apr 2018

Lean Manufacturing Checklist

2018-04-30T07:20:07+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Lean Manufacturing|Tags: |

Lean manufacturing methods haves been around for many years. Still, implementing lean concepts can be a bit daunting for those original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) just starting to adopt lean strategies...

16 Apr 2018

How Kanban Works: Part 3 of 3 – Checking & Acting

2018-04-23T07:17:44+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Inventory Management, Lead Time Reduction, Lean Manufacturing|Tags: , , |

Continuous improvement is only possible if you're actively looking for problems. In fact, auditing is just as crucial to the whole process as planning is to setting up a new kanban system. By frequently giving your attention to the various parts of the process, you will be able to catch problems while they are small...