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Inventory Management – What’s your strategy?

In today’s on-demand market, proper inventory management is critical for success. Having the materials you need, when you need them, is one of the key factors in determining your performance as a supplier. With a heavy emphasis being placed on On-Time Delivery, being able to react to your customer’s needs quickly and effectively can have a huge impact on future business opportunities. For many companies, this means carrying additional inventory to ensure materials are on hand at all times, which can be particularly problematic for small businesses with limited cash flow or storage space.

Carrying costs can represent as much as 20% to 30% of total inventory value. Tangible costs such as storage, handling, and insuring goods are obvious, however intangibles such as opportunity cost due to reduction of cash flow, or the cost of deterioration and obsolescence of goods are often overlooked. With an increasing number of items restricted by shelf life or customer-driven product age limitations, these types of costs are more prevalent than ever.

The solution? A partnership with FDH Aero, a proven leader in effective inventory management.

With a wide range of flexible Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) options, we offer tailor-made programs that provide comprehensive solutions based on your specific business model. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all, we focus on what makes sense for you and your customers and build from there. Whether your strategy is “just in time” delivery, on-site Vendor Inventory Management, blanket orders with scheduled ship dates, or a unique combination of several approaches – we’ve got your inventory management needs covered. With millions of dollars in inventory and same day turnaround for most orders, we have the resources to provide you with the materials you need, when you need them, every time. Some of the benefits of our VMI programs are:

  • Reduced Inventory, Overstocks and Stock Shortages: Not having the right products in stock can be a big problem for you and your customers. Having too much product can be just as damaging to your bottom line – our VMI programs eliminate these issues and allow you to focus on your growth and success.
  • Smaller Manufacturing Footprint: Floor and shelf space are valuable assets in your production facility, and extra inventory only uses up that space without contributing to immediate income or production needs. Additional storage not only means greater overhead costs, but that space could go toward manufacturing activities for other production floor opportunities.
  • Increased Sales: Implementing a VMI can increase sales by giving you the ability to deliver your products faster than your competitors. Reduced lead times will boost the quality of customer service and foster brand loyalty. This means more returning customers and increased sales over time.
  • Less Responsibility: When you reduce the financial and operational burden of managing inventory, it lowers costs, reduces admin work, allowing you to minimize inventory while simultaneously maximizing profits. Spend less time and resources on maintaining purchase records and issuing discrete orders. Let us do the work for you!

Contact your sales representative today to inquire about our VMI programs.

Don’t Let Lead Time Hurt Your Performance

With current factory lead times on fluoropolymer cables reaching concerning levels, delivery performance is at risk more than ever. During these critical times, your customers count on you to protect them from line-down and stock-out situations.

Whitmor/Wirenetics is QPL approved to manufacture over 50,000 different constructions of M27500 cable in accordance with NEMA WC27500-2015.

Our standard lead times for M27500 cables are currently less than half of most fluoropolymer cable manufacturers.  In today’s metric-driven market, when it comes to On-Time Delivery, you simply cannot afford to disappoint your customers.  The long-term consequences of late deliveries can be substantial with the vast majority of programs choosing suppliers based on performance.

In addition to our reduced standard lead times, our forgiving 100 ft minimum on custom cables allows you to get what you need without the excess inventory & spend that comes with typical factory minimums.

And with our ultra-fast Premium Expedite option, time is always on your side.

Contact your account representative today for faster options on your M27500 and other fluoropolymer cable needs.

Value Added Services from Whitmor/Wirenetics

In addition to our custom cable manufacturing capabilities, Whitmor/Wirenetics (now FDH Electronics) offers a wide array of value-added services to our customers. With state-of-the-art equipment designed to exceed today’s stringent requirements, we can help you provide your customers with the products they need while reducing your cost and lead time.

– Wire & Cable striping
– Surface Etching
– Twisting/Cabling
– Assemblies/Kitting
– Laser Marking
– Hot Stamping
– Tubing and Sleeve Marking
– Cut & Strip
– Custom VMI Solutions
– New Product Design & Engineering

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Chances are, we can do it! Contact us today for more information: Sales.Electronics@US.FDHAero.com