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TFC Supply Chain Assist brochure - .PDF file.

TFC is offering its Point-of-Work dispensing machines, which use internet-based industrial vending technology. The company says they are easy to use, easy to implement and easy to afford.

The vending machines are suitable for handling essential items that require high maintenance and/or high security.

Unlike most industrial vending machines, TFC’s vending technology is an internet appliance that does not depend upon a Microsoft Windows operating system. As a result its customers are provided with a lean, robust solution that is said to be easy to implement and does not require the same levels of support as earlier technologies.

Plus, the flexibility of the internal configuration of the machines also means that a variety of product can be dispensed, from a single screw or drill piece through to items more than 2m long.

TFC can tailor make a system to suit customers’ needs, no matter what the fastener, application or levels of inventory involved. Each business is considered individually to identify and quantify expected cost savings and productivity gains.

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Key features and benefits

  • Reduction in consumption (10 per cent to more than 30 per cent)
  • Reduction in inventory levels, improved inventory turn rates
  • Reduction of product retrieval and waiting times
  • Elimination of stock outs and obsolete inventory
  • Reduced procurement costs
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Flexible and scalable vending systems
  • Accurate, real-time usage, inventory and restocking information is available any time, anywhere from a browser or mobile device.
  • Data gathering for Lean and Six Sigma initiatives and other process improvements
  • Cost avoidance (reduce staffing for off-shifts and weekends and reduce overtime)
  • Reclaim storage space for production areas
  • Easy to implement and support with low operating costs

TFC Europe Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of technical fastener components to industry, with an unrivalled reputation for delivering innovative products, supply solutions, and exemplary service, to help our customers achieve breakthroughs in product development and productivity.

From the very beginning TFC’s founders in Heathfield, UK were determined to help equipment designers by supplying technical fasteners enabling them to design a better product and to generate more profits for their companies. Half a century later this same approach means that TFC helps not only the designer but also the buyer, and the operations teams by providing a wide variety of fastener and related components via automated and sophisticated supply systems that enable lean manufacturing goals to be met and our customers to improve their profits.

In so doing TFC has become one of the leading fastener distribution businesses in Europe supplying over 3,000 customers, employing over 100 people, working out of a national and European network of logistic service centres as well as being able to support global customers in their manufacturing plants anywhere in the world.

Whether it is a simple threaded bolt or a complex bespoke product made to customer drawing speci¬ cations, our quality assured fasteners are guaranteed to provide the perfect solution to your fastening needs.

– Bolts & Socket Screws in various grades
– Smalley Wave Springs and Spirolox Retaining Rings
– Nuts, Washers, Rivets & Screws of all types
– Sheet Metal Fasteners – self-clinch & rivet bushes
– Circlips, Springs, Keys and Seals
– Threaded Inserts – for plastics, timber & metal
– Electronic Hardware – standoffs, handles, ferrules
– Construction Fixings – anchors, through bolts, resin
– Panel, Wire & Pipe Fasteners
– Machined and turned parts to specification

Supply Chain Services – Our supply chain expertise provides significant benefits to customers by reducing costs associated with the purchase, stockholding and handling of a wide range of low-cost fastening and ancillary items. With a flexible inventory managed system; DLF, Kanban or VMI to reduce the supplier base, minimise inventory, direct to the line quality approved products immediately at hand, customers are able to remove a whole variety of hidden administration and transaction costs.

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