In-Stock and Ready to Go!
For many of you, the following scenario isn’t a matter of if this has happened to you, but how many times you’ve found yourself in this predicament.
After speed-dialing the procurement department, you say, “Hey, Paul, glad I caught you. Looks like I just used the last piece of PTFE-coated fiberglass tape and we need replacement material, like, yesterday. How quickly can you get some in?”
Paul springs into action and contacts his current PTFE-coated fiberglass tape supplier and finds out that it will take three to four weeks for the tape to arrive. He gulps. Paul knows that if he waits that long, the line will be shut down and the company will lose money. He gulps, again—if the company loses money, jobs may also be lost.
Shaking his head, Paul thinks to himself, “If only there were a supplier that stocks PTFE-coated fiberglass tape that could ship immediately.” Then he jumps online, and finds our blog. This is what he learns …
There is a PTFE-coated fiberglass tape supplier that does have these tapes in-stock and ready to go! This company can ship immediately. He quickly picks up his phone and calls us here at Precision Coating & Coated Fabrics, Tapes, Belts (now on speed-dial), located in historic Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Crisis averted, jobs saved.
Stocking Program—Not New News to Us
This may be new news to him, but we hear—and respond to—this scenario all of the time.
In fact, we’ve seen this happen so frequently, that our company response was to create a stocking program. It usually plays out this way: if we find that a customer orders frequently, is expediting orders, and paying a premium for freight, we suggest that we stock a shipment of the PTFE-coated fiberglass tape, PTFE-coated fiberglass fabric, or PTFE-coated fiberglass belts. This way if a colleague uses the last piece, we are only a phone call or email away for Procurement Paul to secure an immediate shipment of replacement product.
Your reality check in this scenario is to ask yourself, “How important are the PTFE-coated fiberglass fabrics, tapes, or belts that we currently consume? If we run out during an active production line and have to wait three to four weeks, how much money will the company lose while that machine lays dormant?” Let alone the panic it induces for Paul from procurement!
How it Works
- We usually offer the stocking option for customers that order frequently (i.e. every month or two).
- We offer the stocking program to the customer who orders frequently and always needs the order expedited. Being in our stocking program also helps defray the cost of paying high expedite fees for shipping.
- We offer the stocking option for all products—all fabric, tape, and belts.
- Customer location varies—we ship all over.
If you have Precision Coating & Coated Fabrics, Tapes, Belts stock a shipment for you, you (and Paul) will look like a rock star when you tell your boss that you got it covered and can get a shipment out the same day. If you see any of yourself or your company in this predicament, it might be time to give us a call—before you run out of PTFE-coated fiberglass tape, PTFE-coated fiberglass fabric, or PTFE-coated fiberglass belts while running an active production line. Contact us today to discuss our stocking program.