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Case Study: Vendor Consolidation of Foam, Sponge, Elastomers, PSA Backed Rubber & more

Problem: A large lighting and signal manufacturer in Illinois had over 700 purchased parts with over 300 suppliers at seven domestic locations. The components that were being consumed included grommets, seals, gaskets, o rings, bushings, bumpers, extrusions and bellows made of materials ranging from foam, sponge, elastomers, metallic, plastic, PSA backed rubber and more. These parts ranged from die cuts to molded parts.

Solution: Within a six month period, Archer Advanced Rubber Components began management of all 700 items, implementing a Kan Ban program with automated releases based on the customer MRI system. We were able to consolidate materials, processes, and supplies in order to automate their purchasing process. As a result, Archer was able to reduce vendor associated shipping and freight expenses, inventory levels, and management costs to bring an overall savings of 45% below the previous year.  

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Project Highlights

Product Description
We offered a Vender Consolidation solution to a client within the lighting industry
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Kan-Ban Program
  • Based off Customer MRI system
Implementation Time
6 Months
Benefits
    Die Cutting
Material Worked With
Consolidation:
  • Materials
  • Process
  • Suppliers
Reduced
  • Vendor Shipping & Freight Expenses
  • Inventory Levels
  • Management Costs
45% Savings
Components Worked With
  • Bellows
  • Bumpers
  • Bushings
  • Extrusions
  • Gaskets
  • Grommets
  • O-Rings
  • Seals
Material Worked With
  • Foam
  • Sponge
  • Elastomers
  • Plastic
  • Nitrile
  • NBR
  • Viton
  • Silicone
  • EPDM
  • Thermoplastics
  • SBR
  • EPR
  • Cork
Coatings Available
  • PSA
  • Powdercoating
  • Painting
  • Stripping
Packaging
  • Bagging
  • Boxing
  • Labeling
Special Features
Inventory Automation
Industry for Use
Lighting
Delivery Locations
  • United States
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • India
  • Mexico
Standards Met
  • CARB
  • CSA
  • EPA
  • FDA
  • ISO
  • NSF
  • QS
  • TS
  • UL
Product Name
Vendor Consolidations Capabilities
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Rubber Componenets

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