Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions
Well managed inventory is critical to the success of our customers. When procuring for large-scale and complex assembled products, it only takes the delay of one bearing sleeve to stall the assembly of an aircraft, or a missing sub-component to result in postponed surgeries. Jaco understands the high risk our customers face of not having the parts and components they need, when and where they need them.
Let us help remove the unpredictability from your supply chain.
At Jaco Machine Works, through the close, strategic partnerships we form with our customers, we are able to provide more accurate, on time deliveries of needed parts at a lower cost. Benefits of our Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions include:
- Reduced inventory costs and wasted facility storage space.
Excess inventory is not only costly, but takes up valuable floor and shelf space at your facility without contributing to immediate income or production needs. Jaco Machine Works’ vendor managed inventory allows our customers to reduce overhead inventory costs and better utilize their floor space for production focused activities.
- More accurate inventory management with reduced administrative costs.
Our customers are able to spend less time and resources managing purchase records, issuing discrete orders and reviewing inventory levels and projected need. Time otherwise spent tracking down purchase orders or re-counting inventory can be better applied to product development and production improvements. To see how Jaco can help with your design to manufacture needs, click here.
- Better quality, reliable deliveries, increased sales, fewer stock-outs.
Unlike other large conglomerates or offshore companies, Jaco Machine Works is experienced with providing each of our customers the individual attention their account deserves. Our experienced team understands the leads times, production phases, packaging and label requirements and usage trends for all of our customer’s critical components and product lines.
As a trusted Vendor Managed Inventory partner, Jaco Machine Works enables our customers to reduce their safety stock levels while providing greater supply chain visibility and purchasing peace of mind.
Jaco Machine Works’ experienced team is adept at implementing and managing all of your inventory management needs through the utilization of:
Pioneered by Toyota, this simple production management system works to align inventory levels with actual consumption. Small lot production jobs begin when a demand signal is received from a downstream process step. The demand can be as simple as a pull card, empty parts bin or an email from a customer saying, “Send more parts”. A well-executed Kanban system provides supply chain consistency and eliminates inventory shortages or overages.
- Lights Out Production
CNC machines with advanced automation features can be operated without an attendant machinist, including overnight while JACO’s production team is away. Well managed CNC Horizontal mills can have multiple jobs queued to run in succession, making numerous different parts in a single overnight shift. This mode of operation adds both value and capacity.
- Just-In-Time Delivery (JIT)
Parts, assembly and kits arrive at your shipping dock on time, just as you need them for assembly.
- Dock to Stock
As a qualified supplier, parts made by JACO do not have to be inspected by customers’ Receiving Inspection department. Parts received at your shipping dock can transfer directly to your lean production floor for immediate assembly into your product. Now that saves a lot of time and money in your factory!
- Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
JACO team member enters customer facility to replenish stock – in the warehouse or on the production line - with JACO certified parts. We’ll perform a cycle count and remove empty bins and packaging.
Jaco Machine Works is proud to have received honors for our outstanding supply chain performance from global leaders such as Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, Teledyne and more.
Clinical Eye Care Equipment Customer Success Story
Jaco Machine Works supplies precision opto-mechanical mounts to a leading manufacturer of clinical eye care equipment. Part machining is done overnight on Jaco’s automated horizontal machining cells, then inspected on our programmable CMM. The parts are finished and passivated in-house, then assembled and kitted into reusable packaging. Jaco manages part inventory, delivering our kits directly into the customer’s optics clean room, bypassing receiving inspection. Jaco Machine Works earned Certified Supplier award in 2013 for outstanding quality and on-time-delivery.
Components for Munitions and Missile Flight Control Actuators Customer Success Story
Jaco Machine Works manufactures super precision components for munitions and missile flight control actuators. Parts are machined from DFAR certified materials under strict internal process controls, then processed by NADCAP certified platers and heat treaters. Jaco’s robust quality assurance system provides full lot traceability. Complete documentation can be provided including material and process certifications, first article inspections report, lot inspection data, etc. Jaco’s engineering team designs innovative functional gauging to provide lean and foolproof in-process part inspection.
Contact us now to see how Jaco Machine Work’s Inventory and Supply Chain Management expertise can benefit your company’s processing of burdensome or repetitive orders.
Request a quote to see which Jaco supply chain management solution is best suited for your company’s needs.