Lean Solutions

 

Vendor Managed Inventory

Documented Cost Savings & Continuous Improvement

Fastenal has designed a comprehensive program to track and document customers' total cost savings through our services. Typically, our cost savings programs save customers 15-30% based on quantification and qualification of total cost savings during year one of a strategic program.

Because Fastenal is committed to continuous improvement through collaboration, our programs also offer an opportunity for year-over-year cost savings throughout the duration of our partnership. These unfolding savings are driven through aggressive process improvement, inventory reduction, product standardization, and vendor consolidation.

The Fastenal Lean Team

Creating Flow, Eliminating Waste

Fastenal's team of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and Sensei can work with your personnel to map how product moves through your current system and identify bottlenecks, extra steps, and other sources of waste. You'll be presented with new opportunities to create flow, eliminate waste, and drive out costs.

Need help with your Lean Processes? Contact the Lean Team

Lean

Lean

Lean principles come from the Japanese manufacturing industry. Lean is the set of "tools" that assist in the identification and steady elimination of waste.

Process Mapping

Process Mapping

The goals for Process Mapping mirror the fundamentals of Lean:

  • Create Flow
  • Eliminate Waste

6S

6S

6S is based upon the pillars of 5S. It is a method used to create and maintain a clear, orderly, and safe work environment. 6S is often the first method companies implement in their Lean journey.

Lean/6S Products

Lean/6S Products

Find all the products you need to get you started on your Lean journey.