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

Custom Trailer Manufacturer 2017-03-21T12:00:40+00:00

Project Description


A Trailer manufacturer was buying a custom made screw direct from a manufacturer licensed to make the part. To meet the minimum order quantity they were buying 4 to 6 months of inventory per order. The lead-time on every order was 10 to 12 weeks. They incurred freight costs on each order, and it required up to 8 pallets of storage space.

Falcon solution

Falcon purchased the screw from the manufacturer on a blanket PO equal to 12 months of historical usage (with 2 releases). Falcon delivers a single pallet in a quantity equivalent to 1/12th of the blanket PO we placed with the screw manufacturer.

Falcon results

The standard lead-time on this part has been reduced to less than 1 week (with Falcon making 2 next day deliveries to meet increased demand).

The customer has reduced their on-hand inventory by $15,611. (Annualized carrying cost on this inventory is $2,341.65 {at a 15% rate}).

At any given time, the customer only has 2 pallets of inventory in their stock. One is kept at the point-of-use and the other one is available to replace it as needed. When the second pallet is moved to the point-of-use, they issue Falcon a release to deliver another pallet (the following week). They now utilize the other 6 pallet storage locations for other products.

The product price is now FOB their dock, and they have eliminated the LTL freight costs for delivery from the manufacturer (approximately $1,500 annually).

Annualized hard cost savings is over $2,000 (Including the slight price variance)

Additional savings include:

  • Freed up storage space
  • Reduced lead-time
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