We manufacture springs to customer specifications, and do not "stock' standard springs.
With that said, we DO stock parts for our customers. These parts are manufactured to customer specifications, and we then stock them in agreed to quantities. This allows us to respond quickly to our customers needs and usages.
Dimensions of all parts we manufacture are searchable in our database. As a service to our customers, we can search the spring parameters and find a matching part or what part is "close"
This is one more of the value added tools we bring to the table for our customers.
"Supply Chain Integration", or SCI, can be defined as "The process of integrating key business processes from the end user through the original suppliers that provides products, services, and information that add value for customers and other stakeholders."
At Stalder Spring Works, we have developed this concept as part of our business model. By responding to our customers wants and needs in a timely manner, we strive to be their lowest cost supplier.
We have developed a supply base that can quickly respond to our needs for raw material, transportation, and finishing services.
For the customer, we use the tools they have available. We can work from a formalized Electronic Data Interchange, to a downloadable ASCII file, to a faxed kanban card identifying part numbers, quantities and date required at the customer's location.
When developing a Supply Agreement for a customer, we begin by agreeing to standard pack quantities for each part. This allows the Customer and Stalder Spring Works to create a planned shipment for each part number. We then develop pricing based on estimated annual usage, and the desired number of inventory turns per year. We continue to evaluate the part usage pattern, and periodically adjust inventory levels to our customer's actual usage.
This allows our customers to lower their inventory costs while maintaining an assured supply of parts.