Austin Hardware® Resource Center

Cutting to the Chase on Drill Bits

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Oct 7, 2019 3:17:56 PM
When Cheap isn't Inexpensive The cheapest drill bits are not necessarily the most cost-efficient in the long run. There are times when the cheapest product is all you may need. In most cases within a production environment; higher quality may ultimately serve you better.
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Is it Time to Consider Custom Engineering for Your Business Solutions?

Posted by Austin Hardware on Sep 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Think of your company and its many goals, pain points, and other concerns for your business. Now think about how you can provide the best solutions for your customers. Custom engineering allows you to deliver what your customers need. You are creating one of a kind projects, tailored to fit...
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Inventory Management Reporting and KPI's

Posted by Austin Hardware on Jun 11, 2019 10:09:33 AM
     The Importance of KPIs The use of impartial, dispassionate data to measure business success is critical. It reassures you when you’re doing something correctly, and helps you make adjustments to your plan when needed. These metrics, often referred to as Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) apply...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, Warehouse Management, inventory management

How Does Custom Kitting Work?

Posted by Austin Hardware on May 17, 2019 3:43:00 PM
How does custom kitting work? Inventory kitting, custom kitting or bundling products together is a strategy that allows businesses to save time and money. Instead of buying products one by one, kitting is a way to buy all the parts and products you need – say for manufacturing a good – therefore...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory

Reducing Lead Times

Posted by Austin Hardware on May 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Reducing Lead Times Why should you focus on your business' lead times? It's important to ask yourself this question, especially if your business is serious about getting things done. When it comes to your supply chain, reducing lead times is essential if you want real performance for your business....
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory

New Product | Heavy Duty Actuator With Modern Design

Posted by Austin Hardware on May 6, 2019 9:33:00 AM
"Southco has recently expanded on its successful line of mechanical actuators with a new version that combines reliable actuation with modern design. Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials, the AC-11 Actuator features an ergonomic pull handle that is ideal for remotely...
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Topics: Latches, Products (General)

Why Your Replenishment Process Needs To Include Vendor Inventory Management

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM
For many companies, a Vendor Managed Inventory program is a better way to handle replenishment. The natural question for you to ask now is … why? What are the benefits of having a supplier manage MY inventory?  In a word … MONEY. Now that’s obviously an oversimplification. But when you break it...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

Vendor Managed Inventory Control Options (VMI)

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
There are a number of options, and plenty of decisions to make for companies considering a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. Depending on a company’s goals, budget, and available resources they’ll have to decide on the type of VMI program, to what extent the VMI provider’s personnel will be...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

What is VMI or Vendor Managed Inventory?

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM
For many companies, a Vendor Managed Inventory program represents a better replenishment strategy. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is exactly what the name suggests. A program in which one of your vendors acts as a partner who takes on the day-to-day tasks and responsibility of managing your...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory

Two Bin Stocking System - Warehouse Inventory Management

Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 17, 2019 9:50:00 AM
Are you a manufacturing company? If so, does your business depend on inventory to get by? If you answered yes to one or both questions you might be familiar with a two-bin system. A widely used inventory management system, a two-bin system basically deals with two bins to help you or your team keep...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management