As a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to Lean process for tube and pipe and roll forming tooling production, Roll-Kraft has installed the Fastenal Automated Supply Technology vending system at its Mentor headquarters. Fastenal’s industrial vending solutions provide point-of-use access to supplies, while generating detailed usage reporting to drive consumption reduction.
The new vending units allow Roll-Kraft to operate more efficiently and reduce its overall product waste. Typically, Fastenal customers are able to reduce their supply consumption by 25% - 35% while increasing worker productivity to continually meet customer deliveries by making supplies available 24/7 in close proximity to the workers who need them.
The vending solution also adds several additional benefits to Roll-Kraft’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 has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and maintains other facilities in Frankfort, Illinois (Roll-Kraft Northern), and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.). The company provides roll tooling to the tube & pipe and roll forming industry. Calls to the company‘s main line, (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, are greeted by a live operator who can assist callers in quickly reaching a technician, engineer, or a member of the sales staff, who can provide immediate assistance. The fax number is (440) 205-3110. Learn more about Roll-Kraft by visiting the website at roll-kraft.com. For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve. Simply complete and submit an on-line form and Roll-Kraft will respond.Vending machines provide instant access to needed supplies and maintain precise inventory control