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The School Board of Sarasota County

Industry: Government
Solutions: Vending, Onsite, Integrated, Safety

Objectives:

• Inventory Management
• Improved Product Availability 
• Sourcing Specific Parts and Consolidation of Vendors
• Personnel Focus on their Priorities
• Reduction in Consumables
• Streamlined Purchase Order Process
• Safety Expertise, Training and Inspections

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The School Board of Sarasota

Red Dot

Red Dot

Industry: Manufacturing
Solutions: Vending, Bin Stock, Kitting, E-Business, Onsite, Engineering & Quality

Objectives:

• Managing Consumables and OEM Parts Along the Assembly Line
• Fully Managed C-Stock Fastener Program
• Point of Use Delivery of Product to Multiple Work Centers
• Eliminate Stock-Outs Through an Improved Inventory Plan
• Focus on Very Important Components to the Business
• Kaizen Expertise with Regards to Kitting Efficiencies
• Reduced Disruption in Change Over

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Triumph Fabrications

Industry: Aerospace & Defense
Solutions: Vending, Custom Manufacturing, Bin Stock, E-Business, Safety Audits, Quality Inspections

Objectives:

• Reduction in High Cost of Inventory
• Improved Product Availability
• Consolidation of Multiple Vendors
• Personnel Focus on their Priorities
• Reduction in Consumables
• Increased Accountability & Traceability
• Improved productivity

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Triumph Fabrication

Sellen Construction

Sellen Construction

Industry: Construction
Solutions: Integrated Supply & Onsite

Objectives:

• Managing Supply Chain
• Partnership to Source Better Than They Could
• Meet Specific KPIs
• Allow Them to Build Instead of Manage

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Sundowner Trailers

Industry: Manufacturing
Solutions: Integrated Supply, Lean & Onsite

Objectives:

• Start to Finish Completion Onsite
• Manage Diversified Products and Vendors
• Change Management Without Business Interruption

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Sundowner Trailers
 
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Case Studies

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

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

IEA
[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

IEA

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
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