GBSA Introduces a Just-In-Time Inventory Management System, Providing Buyers with Better Control, Lower Cost and a Six-Month Supply of Product

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New, Value-Added-Service Allows Customers to Run Day-To-Day Operations Easily and Efficiently.

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GBSA checks to see what products are in-stock at a customers location and replenishes them from their in-house inventory or places an order to re-manufacture the merchandise.

A customer had two problems with an existing vendor... the product was way to expensive and delivery was far too long. GBSA felt that if they helped this prospect, he’d soon become a customer.

In no time at all, a version of Just-In-Time Inventory Management was developed to help the prospect get the right price and the six month supply that they required. So, the prospect that was looking for a “service advantage” became a GBSA customer.

Just-In-Time provides a methodology for ordering and tracking inventory shipments at a
reduced cost and allows customers to run day to day operations easily and efficiently.

J-I-T is an in-house stocking program that is unique for every customer and guarantees a six-month supply of all products in the program. For any order, even one that’s unanticipated, GBSA has the stock available on-hand to deliver any product Just-In-Time. And, with the help of GBSA, each customer can determine their total-usage for a three, six or twelve month period making their job easier and ensuring they get precisely what they need.

Because of the order size, Just-In-Time inventory permits the customer to take advantage of better up-front pricing and since there is no additional sales tax on stocked items, inventory management saves even more money down-the-road. With a reduction of inventory, the customer saves on warehouse space and that represents the biggest savings of all.

Using a set of computer programs (or a compiler), GBSA helps to “manage” customer
inventory. Each day, GBSA checks to see what products are in-stock at a customers
location and replenishes them from their in-house inventory or places an order to re-manufacture the merchandise.

The benefits of Just-In-Time are evident on all sides. Because the customer is buying in bulk, their cost is reduced significantly, they’ve reduced their warehouse space and GBSA can ship products Just-In-Time. Meanwhile, GBSA has a reliable stock of inventory, fewer stock outs and quicker replenishment.

Considering all the benefits of J-I-T and the fact that it can be done for every customer, GBSA performs inventory management at no charge. According to Judy Pratt, General manager of GBSA, “it’s a win-win for both the customer and GBSA.”

For over thirty years, GBSA has been a leading supplier of molded rubber parts, plastic, ceramic and metal stamping services that are engineered to stand up to even the toughest conditions. Our pledge is to deliver quality parts, on time and on budget.

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