Field Notes

Kitting is the process of assembling together at least two related parts or sub-assemblies into a single kit, labeled as a single item in the inventory system. Kitting reduces both the price of the job and the time necessary to complete the job. This is accomplished by transferring work from a jobsite to a warehouse – a more controlled environment with less costly labor. At Field, we offer ...

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At Field, we are a trusted industrial fastener distributor, offering data-driven, on-demand, full-service fastener hardware and cost savings to our customers. We achieve these service goals in part through an accurate and effective evaluation of total assembly cost and a vendor managed inventory system that helps facilitate product availability, costs reductions of labor, inventory, and overhead, ...

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At Field, we are your on-demand, data-driven, full-service industrial fastener supplier and engineering partner, dedicated to delivering the consistent cost savings your company needs through an intelligent analysis of total assembly costs. Through our effective approach to vendor managed inventory (VMI), we help ensure product availability, remove waste from the process, and lower the costs of ...

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Manufacturers in many industries are often in need of ways to reduce costs. The challenge is finding a way to improve the experience of the customer and reduce overhead costs simultaneously. The answer to this challenge is innovative kitting and assembly solutions that make the supply chain more efficient. At Field, we provide in-house kitting and assembly services that allow us to select and ...

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Fasteners are critical to so much when it comes to design, engineering, manufacturing, and the assembly of components. Although they are often the smallest pieces involved in the manufacturing and assembly process, they are often the most consequential. They make possible the existence of many items we depend on daily to function properly, such as structures, furniture, vehicles, computers, and ...

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Field Announces New President and Executive Vice President Rockford, IL – Field Fastener, a family owned, global supplier of inventory management, technical support services, and complete supply chain solutions for fasteners and other “c” class items, has announced the company’s leadership succession plan. Jim Derry, President and CEO of Field, has announced that Adam Derry will be promoted to ...

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With a vendor managed inventory (VMI) program, the supplier manages the inventory on behalf of customers. VMI programs have resulted some of the biggest successes among companies in the all Industries. This form of demand-driven supply chain has become more popular in the wake of these successes. At Field, we are your source for VMI programs that produce a much more efficient inventory management ...

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Field Fastener, a global supplier of Fasteners, C-Commodities, and Machined Components, is excited to announce that they have been notified of selection as a tier-one supplier of Essentra Components.  

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Value engineering involves design and development processes which are designed to save money while at the same time maintaining quality or the size of a project’s scope. The phases of the value added engineering include collecting information, producing alternative options, evaluating the alternatives, and choosing the best alternative. At Field, we provide value added engineering services to ...

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One of the most important elements of a product build is the fastener. This is the piece of hardware that connect structures and mechanical assemblies together. Choosing the wrong fastener or set of fasteners can mean trouble or even disaster. At Field, we are your trusted source among fastener suppliers to help you obtain the fasteners at the competitive prices you need to achieve success on ...

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Value added services can include a variety of services based on the industry or company involved. The goal of these services is usually to reduce costs, decrease time to market, increase productivity, and enhance responsiveness for customers. Delivering a better product while ensuring a more streamlined and efficient manufacturing process are also the goals. At Field, we are dedicated to reducing ...

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Are PPAP's Necessary?

DOES THIS PART NEED A PPAP? Does this part need a PPAP (Production Part Approval Process for those who stumbled upon this article by accident)? For many quality professionals this is one of the first questions asked of customers when a part changes or a new part is in the works. The answer to this question can most often be found in the customer’s Supplier Quality Manual or some other similar ...

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