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Case Study 1:
Full Partnership Sourcing Arrangement


Our case studies showcase Smiths Advanced Metals capabilites A customer with excess stock which was resulting in traceability and picking issues. Thankfully we were able to offer a swift, effective and professional solution.

We have the capabilities within our business to offer complete supply chain solutions for our customers. We can act as your own material store, provide you with complete and seamless integration with our business systems which have been written specifically for purpose, and even provide consolidated invoicing.

As you will see in the case study below, our experience and the added value services we offer can really make a difference to your business.

The Problem

A medical equipment manufacturer of very close tolerance components had a goods-in and stores with 5 tonnes of metal, consisting predominantly of aluminium and brass rounds sections and tubes.

Excess stock was held on many product lines but the stores were too small for the volume of material, leading to picking and traceability problems. The company's stockholding and inventory computer systems were not designed to allow for the cutting of semi-fabricated products. One saw was used to cut all products. Although the company was expanding, more land in the existing residential area was unobtainable.

The Solution

Over a period of several months. we held detailed discussions with the customer and together reviewed the product ranges. Most products were removed from the customers' stock. We provided bar-code technology information to allow the customer to integrate with our traceability and numbering systems into the company's own computer system, offering a seamless solution.


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