With industry-leading programs, a highly trained staff, and premium
products, the AFI team believes in providing the highest level of
service. This extends to our specially developed inventory
AFI is already known for our innovative VMI (Vendor Managed
Inventory) Program — our Customer Managed Inventory (CMI) system
delivers just as handily with efficient, detailed, cost savings, and
What is CMI?
A custom-controlled, automated in-house management system, AFI’s CMI
program offers an easy and convenient way to replenish parts
inventories. Customers control data and information input with our
A-FOB scanning tool, then upload product flow, stock information,
and on-hand inventory details to our web-integrated system.
How can CMI Benefit You?
By eliminating the hassle of paper-based transactions, purchase
orders, and records, the CMI system provides more detailed inventory
reporting with less confusion — and greater ease of use. Contract
pricing and when a drop in order is needed you can manually over
ride the min/max quantity.
Access to straightforward, accurate inventory information allows
clients of all sizes to save significant money by reducing
overhead, stocking only the exact inventory needed to maintain
The web-based service provides constant communication between
customer and supplier, and its simple, direct operation results in
shorter delivery times, streamlined productivity, and
significantly reduced opportunities for stockouts.
The CMI Process
AFI provides inventory management support by identifying, labeling,
and establishing both minimum and maximum supply ranges for every
item in your inventory. Our team will then develop recommended
replenish levels for optimal operations.
Each CMI customer is provided an A-FOB unit to scan the barcodes of
products; which allows you to Simply scan on the production floor
and upload to the web interface — the AFI team will receive a direct
inventory list for shipping and processing.
Working with AFI
Founded in December of 1984, AFI works to provide superior products
and services to customers around the world. Supporting
top-of-the-line fasteners, latches, electronic component hardware,
and motion and access hardware with a genuine dedication to customer
service, AFI’s innovation continues to lead the industry year after
For over 30 years, our experienced team has worked to do whatever it
takes to hold your world together. To learn more about our specialty
products and inventory management solutions, contact our
knowledgeable staff today.