SFS intec is using its global expertise in e-logistics to help all its customers – large and small – do business easier and more efficiently by extending its advanced ordering, warehousing and logistics systems.
The Swiss fastener and door hinge manufacturer, whose UK headquarters and distribution centre is in Leeds, is now offering door and window industry customers a range of electronic solutions designed to help them improve ordering, invoicing, stock management and warehousing.
“We have made buying from SFS intec as easy as possible,” says SFS intec’s director Glen Wainwright. “Any customer can take advantage of our e-logistics solutions thanks to the technology that we have in place. This includes our website based e-shop for smaller fabricators to EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) systems for large volume customers, as well as a range of bespoke customer specific stock management solutions.
“Improving the way fasteners, hinges and C-parts are ordered and managed can make a significant saving. Forget the unit cost of the product, the real cost of a component or consumables comes in things such as the time taken to raise numerous orders, faxing, then receiving many small orders and processing a needlessly high number of invoices.
“And then there are the additional man hours required to find stock in a badly organised store, plus the even more serious implications of not having enough stock to continue production. We can help our customers work smarter and more profitably.”
SFS intec already has a near perfect record on customer deliveries. In 2005-06, the company delivered its products as promised on 99.5 per cent of occasions. This high degree of reliability coupled with easier ordering helps customers run their businesses more smoothly and make significant cost savings in the long run.
Glen continues, “Careful management of the way goods are ordered, delivered and stocked has underpinned the success of SFS intec and we now want to pass our knowledge and experience onto our customers through a consultancy service. Under this, we will conduct an audit at customers’ premises designed to identify how they can improve the way they order and stock products.
“The audit may reveal that only simple changes are required to make a big difference, such as switching to a form of electronic ordering or adjusting the layout of the stock room or warehouse. Ultimately, our consultancy service will show how fabricators can save time and money while at the same time benefit by using amongst the highest quality components in the industry.”
Further information on how SFS intec can help window and door fabricators do business easier can be found at www.sfsintec.biz/uk or by calling 0113 2085 500