As part of the company's drive for lean process for tube and pipe roll forming tooling production, Roll-Kraft has installed the Fastenal Automated Supply Technology vending system at its Mentor, Ohio headquarters.
Fastenal’s industrial vending solutions provide point-of-use access to supplies, while generating detailed usage reporting to drive consumption reduction.
According to Roll-Kraft, the company's new vending units allow it to operate more efficiently and reduce its overall product waste. Roll-Kraft notes that Fastenal customers are able to reduce their supply consumption by 25-35 percent while increasing worker productivity to continually meet customer deliveries by making supplies available 24/7 in close proximity to the workers who need them.
Roll-Craft says the vending solution also adds several additional benefits to the company's operation:
- Automated supply reordering – Less paperwork, time and effort for Roll-Kraft’s staff.
- Identify maintenance issues with machines – Because of the product tracking in place, Roll-Kraft can accurately measure which machines are using more maintenance product. An excessive amount of use may preemptively indicate a repair is needed.
- Analyze effectiveness of supplies - Roll-Kraft can now clearly track the effectiveness and lifespan of its supply products to determine which products provide the best results and perform most efficiently.
Roll-Kraft also operates plants in Frankfort, Illinois, and Woodbridge, Ontario.