Our Service Technician noticed that workers had to cross such huge floorspace to get fasteners, they were issued bicycles. A second, strategically located cabinet meant fewer bikes, more efficiency.
Vendor Managed Inventory Program
Our Vendor Managed Inventory expert saved big money and huge headaches.
Imagine your job is to replace all the bolts on all of the pipes in the cooling towers at a large coal-fired power plant. What’s more, the bolts have been in that hostile environment of water and heat for a year. They are now so corroded and rusted in place that it takes a blowtorch to remove them—a slow and costly operation.
Problem seen. Problem solved. During a site visit, our VMI Service Technician noticed their problem and thought it was nuts that workers should struggle so much just because of a small part. The plant employees had never heard of fluoropolymer-coated studs. Their anti-corrosion and low friction properties were a perfect match for this situation so our Service Technician introduced them to these blue studs. Workers saw that a few turns loosened the studs with ease. Now replacing the studs is a cinch and the blowtorch has been retired.
In this case, having the blues is a good thing. This blue bolt may look unusual, but it’s saved this major energy company thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours. Just another way that a small part can make a big difference.
At Southern Fasteners & Supply, we’re all about helping customers work better, smarter, and more efficiently. They may not seem like much, but the nuts and bolts of your business are a big deal to us.
If you’ve got a fastener problem, we want to help you to solve it.