Aerospace Manufacturer

Integration engagement focuses on an integrated relationship of procurement and supply chain functions yielding higher productivity, efficiencies, and reduction of costs attributed to inventory, facilities, labor, and indirect costs of operations.

A major manufacturer of aircraft components worked with DistributionNOW’s machine tools supply and manufacturing service group to implement point-of-use vending systems, leading to a 60% downsizing of the on-site tool crib. Inventories were reduced by 40% by repackaging in economic use quantities. Inventory accuracy and availability increased to 99.98%, reducing stock outs and spot buys. For manufacturing, productivity increased 30% through advanced cutter technology and machining methods, while improved cutting fluid technology increased tool life by 30%. Tool costs were reduced by 30% by implementing a proactive tool reconditioning and use process.