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.

Falcon Barcode Inventory System

forkliftmast
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Forklift Mast Manufacturer

Forklift Mast Manufacturer

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Situation

A global leader in design and manufacturing of Masts and front-end material handling for Industrial Lifts wanted a vendor managed inventory (VMI) solution that involved them performing the ordering and stocking service. For their goals to be achieved, this required a supplier that would effectively manage inventory at the supplier’s location, have an order entry system that worked with their system, would have material always available, use lean concepts and tools for process improvement, and ship orders promptly. […]

stretchwrap machine
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Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

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Situation

A manufacturer of Packaging Equipment utilizes Kanban programs for managing production components. They send automated replenishment orders to their suppliers. The orders are filled and the material is delivered to them on the specified due dates (lead-times are from 2 to 5 days depending on the supplier and the part). They utilize internal labor to; receive the parts, deliver and stock the parts in their designated locations throughout the plant. […]

control valves
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Control Valves Manufacturer

Control Valves Manufacturer

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Situation

A manufacturer of regulators, valves and fittings has relied on Falcon as their key fastener and Class C component supplier at 2 facilities for over 20 years. One facility utilizes Falcon’s VMI program and the other facility did purchase and release orders. In 2012 they expressed an interest in implementing a consistent VMI supplier program in both facilities. They also wanted to reduce the amount invested for maintaining on-hand inventory. […]

industrial valves
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Steam Solutions Manufacturer

Steam Solutions Manufacturer

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Situation

A manufacturer of Industrial Valves was relying on 60+ suppliers to provide the 700 Class C production components used to assemble their products. This created a huge variety in lead-times and supplier responsiveness, along with significant receiving time, and accounts payable work. […]

CNC Router
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CNC Router Manufacturer

CNC Router Manufacturer

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Situation

A manufacturer of CNC Machines was buying fasteners and other Class C production parts from multiple vendors with the parts stored in a central area. Production Technicians were making many trips daily to the central storage area searching for needed parts.

The lack of parts stored in common groups within the same bin caused additional time to find the needed part/s. The process to add new parts was time consuming. Accounting was dealing with numerous invoices from several vendors. […]