Field Notes

Oct

30

transitions

Fasteners remind me of that kid at camp who does all of the work: puts out the fire, makes sure there’s plenty bug spray packed for the hike, and patches holes in the canoe. This kid carries the load and is happy to get up every day and do it… matter of fact, she likes it! But, for whatever reason, this kid gets ZERO recognition.

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Oct

16

vendor managed inventory

While the concepts and benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) have been relevant for years, both inventory management providers and manufacturers struggle to identify the ROI associated with VMI programs.

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Oct

02

fastener engineer

When it comes to saving money on the hardware you buy for your products, the mainstream thing to do is send out a package of parts to quote—hoping that some supplier will save you a few percent on the piece price. In most scenarios, that’s the best you can hope for: a few percent.

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Sep

19

steel tariffs

There has been much discussion regarding tariff sections 232 and 301, but what do they really mean for the fastener industry? To recap, on May 31, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union (EU). The 25 percent tariff on imported steel and the 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum ...

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Sep

17

Field NPS Score

Field, a global innovator of supply chain and engineering based cost savings solutions providing fasteners and other direct materials to the OEM market, announced today that they’ve received a NPS score of 73 from their latest customer survey. 

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Jun

06

Field groundbreaking

Take a listen to Field President, Jim Derry, talking to Thor Conklin on his podcast, Peak Performers.

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Apr

27

self-drilling screws

Let’s get real for a minute, shall we? At the beginning of your fiscal year when you are given your cost reduction goals, what’s the first thing you do?  You probably sit back and relax and pour yourself a cup of coffee, right?  Sure, if you do great. But most of us would agree that we sit back and panic for a few minutes.

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Mar

13

rules of thumb for thread engagement

What is Thread Engagement? Thread engagement has two factors, length of thread engagement and percentage of thread engagement.

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Mar

06

fasteners

Many companies place an emphasis on having suppliers close to their manufacturing facilities. Sometimes that provides advantages, however many times it does not. 

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Dec

11

Christmas Eve Field Fastener

It was a cold Christmas Eve. Two brothers, Billy and Jimmy, were lying in their trundle beds trying to sleep as butterflies fluttered with excitement in their stomachs.

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Nov

02

What Rocks Rockford

The Rockford Register Star hosted its second annual “What Rocks’  Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 1st.  Miss Illinois, Abby Foster, was on hand to read the winners list.  The categories ranged from best day care to best overall company to work for. Field was nominated in 9 categories under the ‘Employers that Rock’ section.

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Oct

24

fasteners

Congratulations to our Chairman, Bill Derry, on being inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame. We are very proud of you.

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