A1 Fastener Solutions Model case study
Vendor Consolidation Programs  

Vendor Consolidation Programs

Large Stamping Company

 
PROBLEM

North American tier one manufacturer with global facilities saw their costs rising by having to manage a large and complicated supplier base.

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A1 SOLUTION
  • Vendor Consolidation initiative implemented
  • Utilize A1's Proprietary Demand Flow Technology
  • Local / regional fulfillment strategy for operations in US & Mexico

Customer was able to reduce their total costs and working capital requirements.

 
Local / Regional Fulfillment  

Local / Regional Fulfillment

Multiple Global Manufacturers

 
PROBLEM

Global manufacturers began experiencing supply chain constraints and problems by not having product close to their Mexico operations.

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A1 SOLUTION
  • Opened Dayton, Ohio fulfillment center in 2002
  • Opened Hermosillo, Mexico fulfillment center in 2007
  • Opened San Luis Potosi, Mexico fulfillment center in 2013
  • Opening Toronto, CA fulfillment center - coming soon!

Today, Hermosillo and San Luis Potosi facilitate local and regional product fulfillment for many clients.

 
Low Volume Part Strategies  

Low Volume Part Strategies

North American Tier One Powertrain Supplier

 
PROBLEM

Customer buying multiple low-volume components from multiple sources.

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A1 SOLUTION
  • A1 and customer worked in a collaborative effort to consolidate various components into a single supply chain management solution.

Customer has fewer points of contact and streamlined their material planning processes.

 
Landed Pricing Available  

Landed Pricing Available

Large Tier One

 
PROBLEM

North American tier one sourcing parts from multiple locations began to experience:

  • Complex logistics
  • Operational problems stemming from inefficient material planning
  • Rising freight costs

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A1 SOLUTION
  • Delivers components weekly
  • Absorbs cost of freight

Customer reduced their freight costs and material planning risks.

 
Proprietary Planning and Inventory Management Technology  

Proprietary Planning and Inventory Management Technology

Exterior OE Manufacturer

 
PROBLEM

Global exterior component manufacturer with a large amount of SKU’s ran into supply chain constraints, quality and significant vendor problems.

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A1 SOLUTION
  • Vendor consolidation strategy implemented
  • Utilize A1's Proprietary Demand Flow Technology to build out a Customized Inventory Program
  • Local & Regional fulfillment strategy to plants in US & Mexico
  • Collaborative APQP sessions to identify opportunities

Customer was able to minimize their exposure to the previous vendor, various planning problems and established a long-term supply chain strategy / relationship.

 
Customized Inventory & Planning Powered By A1 Demand Flow Technology  

Customized Inventory & Planning Powered By A1 Demand Flow Technology

Large Automotive Supplier

 
PROBLEM

North American tier one automotive supplier having significant issues with forecasting and inventory planning.

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A1 SOLUTION
  • Establish a partnership and written understanding of the A1 process
  • Utilize A1's Proprietary Demand Flow Technology to assist Customer’s SCM initiatives
  • Local fulfillment strategy that delivers product with 48 hour notice

Today, the customer has reduced their working capital requirements and minimized their exposure to forecasting risks. In response, the customer recently wrote: “It looks like you folks have done a great job getting the supply chain full. We appreciate it very much.”

 
Diversity Content/MBE Credits  

Diversity Content/MBE Credits

Large Stamping Company

 
PROBLEM

N. American tier one automotive supplier looking to grow revenue lacked diversity content requirements.

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A1 SOLUTION
•   Established a strategic partnership with a Minority Owned Business Enterprise
•   Utilize A1 technology and processes to supply current fastening requirements

 

The customer met their diversified content supplier goals which resulted in an increase of awarded business from their OEM customer.

 
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