We are a world-class supplier of engineering raw materials. Our objective is to provide all our customers, from the small machine shop to the large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously delivers the highest levels of service, quality and value.
Discover the benefits our customers receive from a fully implemented bespoke supply solution.
Any size business can benefit from a Bespoke Supply Solution package from Smiths. We believe we can create significant efficiency improvements in the supply of your raw materials, improving material availability whilst at the same time reducing costs. It all starts with a telephone call to discuss your needs.
Multiple disjointed suppliers
One single streamlined supplier
Dependency on slow, inaccurate information
Complete supply chain visibility through our online portal 24/7 without the need for additional software
Complicated and poorly formatted feedback and reporting
Easy access to the online portal using your own part numbers to navigate around reports and data streams
Proof of deliveries and test certificates that take days to be retrieved from paper archives
Online access to electronic documentation or the option of having them automatically emailed to you
Inaccurate supplier forecasting based on guesswork
Accurate forecasting using a combination of demand analysis, algorithms and real-world experience
Unexpected stock shortages leading to factory downtime
High certainty of stock availability
Excess inventory causing supply chain inefficiency and a bloated balance sheet
Your stores transferred to a Smiths service centre for call off on a JIT basis with lineside delivery an option
Slow, time-consuming order process over the phone or by fax/email
Fast, accurate, ordering using our online portal
Multiple orders to cover the materials required to produce every component
Tagged sub-assemblies that mean one order for all materials
Slow, inefficient processes and procedures
Streamlined systems that feed into lean manufacturing operations
Multiple invoices that take time to check, enter and process
A choice of a single daily/weekly/monthly consolidated invoice
Difficulties managing multiple subcontractors each with different sourcing methods
Complete sub-contractor visibility with options to control sourcing if required
Uncertainty and confusion over stock and incoming lead times
Up to date mill lead times and 'live' stock information available through our online portal
The above options can be totally customised to offer you a completely bespoke supply package (BSS). All of our current BSS packages have evolved over time with many customers choosing to bolt on additional features as they see the cost benefits coming through. There are many other options available, and we would be delighted to discuss these with you, so please contact your local Service Centre to see how we can start to streamline your raw material supply chain.
We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.
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