Field Notes

Drive For Innovation

DRIVE FOR INNOVATION.  Take intelligent risks. Innovation, improvement, and success don’t come from playing it safe.  They come from a thoughtful and intentional willingness to try the unconventional and to ask “What if?” Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.  We learn the most when we try something new.  Use sound judgment.

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Merry Christmas

          T’was the night before Christmas Santa had lots of stops to make When he suddenly had to press on the sleigh brake. But something went wrong, and he landed with a smash A bolt had come off and caused the sleigh to crash Santa didn’t want Christmas to be a big flop but how was he going to make all of his stops?

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Be Vigilant About Safety

BE VIGILANT ABOUT SAFETY.  Know and practice the safety procedures for your job.  Watch out for the safety of your team members as well, for you are your brother’s keeper.  Never take shortcuts that compromise your safety or that of your team members.

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Make Quality Personal

MAKE QUALITY PERSONAL: Good is not good enough.  Demonstrate a passion for excellence.  Take pride in the quality of everything you do.  Always ask yourself, “Is this my best work?”  Everything you touch has your signature and makes a statement about you.  Make sure it’s a statement of excellence.

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Honor Commitments

HONOR COMMITMENTS:  There’s no better way to earn people’s trust than to be true to your word.  Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it.  This includes being on time for all phone calls, appointments, meetings, and promises.  If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree on a new time frame to be honored.

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Deliver Legendary Service

DELIVER LEGENDARY SERVICE In all situations, act in the best interests of our customer, even if it’s to our own short-term detriment. You’re empowered to do what’s necessary, so create extraordinary experiences they’ll tell others about. Amaze our customers, and create customer loyalty by doing the unexpected.

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Integrity

In the Great Room in our Rockford facility is a display that shows the figures of five people climbing ropes up the wall.  In the four years these figures have been on the wall, none of them have reached the top.  

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Vendor Managed Inventory

OEMs today are striving to keep up with increased market demands while trying to figure out ways to keep costs and inventory down.  In response to the pressure, some manufactures find themselves implementing internal processes where they see short term gains, only for them to end up spending more time putting out fires in the long run.  Other manufactures simply don’t know what to do.

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Strategic acquisition

Derry Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Archetype Joint, LLC located in Orion, Michigan. This strategic acquisition will enhance their position in the marketplace by expanding the services which they provide their customers.  

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Field was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2015 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in Fortune magazine. 

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Field Gives Back

The team at Field works really hard to make a positive difference in the community. Over the years the team has found that the best ways to make an impact  is to roll up their sleeves and volunteer.

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Fastener Inventory System

Do you have a well run fastener inventory system? Well let’s take a look. When something doesn’t happen every day and it only happens ‘occasionally’, is it really a problem or just an annoyance? Is something really wrong with the system or was it just a fluke? Not sure? 

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