Many customers see and hear our offer to schedule inventory on their behalf but few customers take full advantage of the offer to its fullest extent. There are those, however, who do take full advantage of the offer and see their cash flow and cost of good sold improve as a result.
Case in point, we have an electronics manufacturing (EMS) customer in the west who buys from us on a regular basis. We have been a PCB manufacturer for them for just over 5 years now. They have a customer that orders thousands of Printed Circuit Boards every year. They typically place an order that looks like this:
Did you read that right? Yes. We schedule their inventory and it is stored AT their facility (program approved on case by case basis). If you can’t see how this helps your business in dramatic ways, let me lay it out for you:
Can you stock my low volume products?
Think we only do printed circuit board programs for our high volume customers – this is not the case. In fact, we have a customer that has over 20 part numbers and they do not order more than 200 pcs at any given time. We stock, manage, ship, organize and use our MRP system for this customer who very seldom sends us a reporting or schedules. We understand their usage and alert them when it is time to reorder – it is all based on our MRP software and experience with managing inventory – and a personal touch.
Keep in mind that we can manage inventory for PCBs, flex, rigid flex or any Aluminum based PCBs. We don’t carry inventory over 6 months so a customer has to make sure their PO stays within few guidelines.
There is no reason you should not be taking advantage of our system. We can save you money and improve your cash flow and improve your delivery schedules. Just give us a call to discuss and we will be an inventory management partner for your business.