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Supply Chain Optimization from AST

Inventory management is an integral component to optimizing supply chains. When it’s done correctly, it ensures that the right product is available at the right time. Alternatively, when inventory management goes wrong, the result can mean production delays and assembly line shutdowns.

At AST Bearings, we understand the importance of inventory management to our customers, and as a part of our “Value Beyond the Part™” initiative, we work to make product availability a top priority. This is done through the utilization of a network of factories across the world, where we have access to the highest-quality bearings of every type, size, and material.

In addition to helping reduce costs for customers, this commitment to maintaining a carefully-vetted variety of bearing sources means that we can achieve 100% on-time delivery. Customer response to these programs has been overwhelmingly positive, as it is simply another way for them to achieve true supply chain optimization.  Many of our most demanding customers have qualified us as a ship-to-stock or ship-to-work cell vendor.

Some of the inventory management we’ve developed include kanban deliveries, JIT (just-in-time) deliveries, bonded inventory, kitting, and hold-for-release order management.

If you’d like to learn more about inventory management or any of our programs, our team of bearing experts and engineers would be happy to answer, get in touch with them by clicking here.

Other “Value Beyond the Part™” programs at AST Bearings include bearing engineering consulting and design, bearing applications engineering, lubrication and relubrication, micro grade grease plating™ (mggp), bearing failure analysis, quality inspection & verification, custom packaging. Find out more here.