For many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in any industry from handheld electronics to motors and equipment, having the right fasteners for the job is important. In Omaha, it is easy to find supply companies offering standard types and options in fasteners, but finding metric nuts, bolts and socket products can be a challenge.
In addition, and particularly for companies exporting to countries outside of the United States, using metric fasteners in the design and fabrication will be critical. Through using metric rather than standard fasteners for parts and components sold in Canada, South America or across the ocean, your parts and components become more user-friendly.
To help in cutting the costs of metric fasteners in Omaha, there are a few things that any company can consider. Finding a top supplier that offers a good in-house inventory of what you need, will be the first step. After that, look at the following to help to reduce the cost.
Buying in Bulk
Buying in large volume is ideal for a small company, while a large company with a substantial need for fasteners may look at a vendor managed inventory to provide a continual supply of the necessary fasteners based on use and current fastener levels in-house.
When buying in bulk, look for companies offering free shipping. With regular orders, this can add up to considerable savings over a year.
If your part, component or product provides the metric fasteners for assembly by the end-user, look for a supply company that offers custom packaging. This is ideal as they have fully automated packing equipment to quickly, effectively and accurately produce all the kits you need.
This not only saving time for your company, but it saves the investment in packing systems and the employees needed to operate and manage these often complex lines.