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Partnership Perks: AFI Kitting Services

Posted by Hugh Watson | May 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

Since December 1984, AFI has provided high quality, cost effective fastening solutions. Those years of experience have taught our team not only about specific components and their strengths, but also how to optimize complete fastening systems and kits of parts.

Kitting parts can both simplify work processes and boost profits. With a long history of dedicated customer service and a deep inventory of parts at our disposal, kitting brings our staff’s expertise and efficiency together to create detailed, cost-effective custom kits to meet your operation’s precise needs.

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Fastener Solutions to Save Your Bottom Line

Posted by Hugh Watson | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When rolling out new products, many manufacturers find themselves struggling to keep down overhead costs, which can directly affect profit, market competitiveness, and overall product success. To ensure optimal efficiency, managers across all industries are working hard to curb the high costs of manufacturing overhead. Customers know what they are paying for products however they don't know what they are buying and at what cost. With AFI, you get the transparency you deserve.

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CMI vs. VMI: Custom Inventory Management Programs

Posted by Hugh Watson | August 11, 2016 | 4 Comments

VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) and CMI (Customer Managed Inventory), two of the most innovative supply chain programs in the industry, are both supported by wireless technology and the assurance that the proper parts remain stocked at all times. Determining which program is best for your needs depends on the stocking approach you want your business to take.

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Introducing AVIS

Posted by Hugh Watson | January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assembly Fasteners Inc. (AFI) has over 30 years of experience and customer satisfaction with our VMI software solutions. Now, AFI is proud to introduce the latest addition to its VMI offering, a smart, weight-based inventory system called AVIS – Assembly Virtual Inventory System.

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Is VMI Right for Me?

Posted by Hugh Watson | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is VMI?

VMI, or vendor managed inventory, refers to the process in which a vendor (supplier) manages inventory for a manufacturer. VMI promotes a leaner supply chain in which the supplier maintains a predetermined safety stock to prevent stock outages. Whenever the inventory reaches the threshold level, re-supply is done by the vendor through regularly scheduled reviews of the on-site inventory. The vendor closely monitors these changes and determines when to generate new orders for replenishment.

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