FAST Solutions Onsite

What Opportunities Are In Your Supply Chain?

What data do you use as a benchmark for continuous improvement?


Are you able to adapt to maintain an efficient supply flow in the face of shifting production needs?


How much inventory do you have on hand?


How labor-intensive are your supply processes?


How many vendors are you utilizing for indirect materials?

A Custom Solution Tailored For Your Business
At Fastenal our job is to listen, collaborate, and tailor a solution that aligns with your operation, your culture, and your goals. The journey begins with a benchmarking exercise to identify challenges and objectives, analyze your current process, and assess the value we can provide as a supply chain partner. The takeaway is a business plan for a more efficient future state, including performance metrics that reflect your business priorities.
Each solution is unique in terms of staffing, size, and scope, but all share three defining characteristics: dedicated personnel, consigned inventory, and a true partnership mindset, moving beyond an adversarial buyer/seller paradigm to pursue common goals, open communication, and shared success.
Investing in Your Success
Custom Solutions Tailored for Your Business

1. EXPERTS - With an onsite partnership, we provide a dedicated team to execute a supply program aligned with your strategic goals. Their job: integrate with your operation, engage with your stakeholders, and run a world-class supply chain for your business.

2. INVENTORY - Fastenal-owned inventory is stocked onsite to anticipate demand. This inventory remains on our books until it reaches your stocking locations, and the first time your personnel touch the product is when they’re ready to use it.

3. LOGISTICS - Planned product needs are stocked in our regional distribution center and delivered via Fastenal truck on a regular service schedule.

4. DATA & VISIBILITY - Providing a view of your current inventory (by location) as well as usage/spend activity. Gain insight into what’s being used, who’s using it, and at what velocity, to shape smart business decisions.

5. POINT-OF-USE REPLENISHMENT - Our onsite team orchestrates a lean flow of inventory to production lines and various point-of-use devices. This can include automated solutions that bring traceability and control to high-moving or critical items.

6. MULTI-LEVEL SUPPORT - The program is supported by our district and regional sales leadership, our regional DC team, and various subject matter experts. A key resource is the local Fastenal branch, which serves as a back-up stocking/service center as well as a same-day source for 10,000+ high-demand ‘spot buy’ needs.

The Onsite Advantage

Challenging convention and continually seeking a better way.

Reflecting your unique needs, priorities, and goals.

Instilling lasting improvements and long-term value; bringing solutions aligned with your social and environmental goals.

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A Great Solution Begins with a Good Conversation
Your team is great at what you do. Our job is to take away costs, burdens, and inefficiencies so you can shine. Reach out to your Fastenal representative to start the conversation today.

Pierce Manufacturing
One of the biggest wins was getting the Fastenal vending machines here on the floor at the point of use. It ultimately benefits our customers because instead of chasing down parts and tools, we're devoting our resources and time to building them a quality firefighting apparatus. We're able to focus on getting them the right equipment, exactly as they ordered it, to exceed their expectations.

– Terry Walsdorf, Engineer, Fire Suppression Systems, Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Construction

School Board of Sarasota County
Something we follow very closely is the cost per square foot for maintenance and custodial,” said Jody Dumas, executive director of facilities planning and construction. “The lower we can drive those numbers, the more money is available for students in the classroom. So I’m very proud when we’re able to operate effectively and efficiently.
The School Board of Sarasota County

Industry: Construction
Solutions: Onsite, Vending, National Accounts, Safety, Integrated


• Onsite, Real-Time Inventory
• Supply Chain Management
• Inventory on Consignment
• Change Order Efficiency
• Freed-up to Refocus on Innovation
• Vending on Jobsites and Fabrication Sites
• Accountability and Traceability with Cost Management

UMC Case Study

Sellen Construction
Being able to manage our supply chain in partnership with Fastenal has really enabled us to deliver that quality at every single point along the job. It takes one more variable out of the equation.

– Adam Rohde, Vice President

Sellen Construction

Sundowner Trailers
Fastenal establishing an Onsite facility here at Sundowner has actually increased production. Especially with the vending program that Fastenal has implemented; I would say it increased production within the first month, probably 10-15%.

– Mike Mason, Purchasing Manager

Sundowner Trailers

Triumph Fabrications
[Fastenal allows] us to reallocate all of those resources so that we are focusing on the things that make us money – getting parts out to the customers on time. We have that level of trust in that partnership that they’re going to be there, right there with us, and have the products we need when we need them.

– Billie McMillian, Program Manager

Triumph Fabrications

Conroe Machine
Prior to Fastenal, we were issuing something like 500 safety glasses a month. It was an item that was completely out of control, which forced me to have to manage it myself. Through the vending system that Fastenal offered, Fastenal was able to put in dispensing controls so that I can have a safety glasses inventory regulated by person, by month. It was a very easy way to take our 500 safety glasses a month down to 10 a month — and the right people are getting them.

– David Van De Walle, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Conroe Machine

Cirrus Aircraft
We know exactly where, and who, is using that product. If we want somebody to only use a specific wipe on a composite material, that’s all they have access to. We know what drill bits are being used, what alodine pens, and how many alodine pens, we’re using. So, we really targeted the consumption side as well as the cost side with vending.

– Rick Hollander, VP of Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cirrus Aircraft

[Fastenal] always said that when we need product, it’ll be there, and they’ve never gone back on their word with that. They’ve always come to us with cost savings, profitability ideas, and technology. Fastenal has impressed me, and I think they’ve impressed the whole company.

– Ryan Moran, Supply Chain Specialist


Shoreline Metal Fabricators
I’ve been working with Fastenal for over 16 years — the entire time our company has been around and in business. They do a great job servicing [the machines] here. They’re here every day taking care of it in the morning. […] It’s put a sense in our people that they don’t have to take extra to make sure they have enough for the next project. They just go to the vending machine, punch in their code, and they get the product. […] As far as consumables go, our costs are down just over 20%. […] That just shows how fast consumables can get out of hand.

– Gary Bird, President

Shoreline Metal Fabricators

City of Redlands
Normally you see private companies taking the lead with this kind of supply chain innovation. I’m proud that the City of Redlands is setting an example not only for other cities of our size across the state and nation, but also for private industry.

– Dana Abramovitz, City Purchasing Services Manager

City of Redlands

Lakeshore Technologies
It essentially does the job of an inventory control manager. We’ve cut inventory by at least 75%, and we’ve seen a huge drop in consumption, because people are accountable for what they’re using. […] The biggest thing, from a reporting standpoint, is being able to clearly see that usage jibes with what it’s supposed to be. That’s huge for us.

– Ricardo Lopez, VP of Operations, Lakeshore Technologies

Lakeshore Technologies
FAST Solutions

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