Roll-Kraft adds Fastenal vending machines to reduce waste and increase efficiency

PUBLISHED: 07 Jan 15

Vending machines provide instant access to needed supplies and maintain precise inventory control
Vending machines provide instant access to needed supplies and maintain precise inventory control

As a part of the company's ongoing commitment to Lean process for tube and pipe and roll forming tooling production, Roll-Kraft has installed the Fastenal Automated Supply Technology vending system at its Mentor headquarters. Fastenal's industrial vending solutions provide point-of-use access to supplies, while generating detailed usage reporting to drive consumption reduction.

The new vending units allow Roll-Kraft to operate more efficiently and reduce its overall product waste. Typically, Fastenal customers are able to reduce their supply consumption by 25%-35% while increasing worker productivity to continually meet customer deliveries by making supplies available 24/7 in close proximity to the workers who need them.

The vending solution also adds several additional benefits to Roll-Kraft's operation:

  • Automated supply reordering - Less paperwork, time and effort for Roll-Kraft's staff.
  • Identify maintenance issues with machines - Because of the product tracking in place, Roll-Kraft can accurately measure which machines are using more maintenance product. An excessive amount of use may preemptively indicate a repair is needed.
  • Analyze effectiveness of supplies - Roll-Kraft can now clearly track the effectiveness and lifespan of its supply products to determine which products provide the best results and perform most efficiently.

Roll-Kraft, USA
Tel: + 1 440 205 3100
Email: sales@roll-kraft.com
Web: www.roll-kraft.com

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