FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — July 9, 2012 — When it comes to getting needed fluid automation parts, it’s convenient to receive them as soon as possible. But often, the need for speed can quickly become critical. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such parts are often one of the last pieces added to a new equipment design — and their ready availability can impede timely delivery to customers. For end users, being forced to wait for a component can bring an entire process — or plant — to a standstill.
A new management brief — “When Quick Shipment Is Mission-Critical: Leveraging Fast Lead Times in Your Fluid Automation Supply Chain” — explains the advantages gained by correctly leveraging supplier quick shipment throughout an operation. The brief demonstrates how, when it comes to fluid automation, using the right quick-ship program in the right ways can have an authentic impact on a business — and the bottom line. The paper is available to download from the ASCO website at http://goo.gl/cL7Sz and the Numatics website at http://goo.gl/kCCSq.
Implementing such programs can be more than a convenience for a company — and become an integral part of strategic operational planning for a company. The brief explains that the general advantages include saving time and resources, improving operational performance, gaining competitive advantage, optimizing the supply chain, and shortening purchasing times. The paper also describes the specific advantages for OEMs, such as cutting development cycles, accommodating late changes and shortening time to market — as well as the added benefits for end users, including avoiding shutdowns, reducing MRO inventories, and increasing asset availability.
The brief includes discussion of fluid control elements such as solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, redundant control systems, linear position indicators — and fluid power products such as valve manifolds, filters, regulators, lubricators (FRLs), cylinders, grippers, slides, and gantries.
The brief, “When Quick Shipment Is Mission-Critical: Leveraging Fast Lead Times in Your Fluid Automation Supply Chain,” is written by Marty Mincevich, Director of Marketing, ASCO Valve, Inc.; Mark Madsen, Director of Marketing, Numatics, Inc.; and Stephen Sick, Manager of Demand Planning, ASCO Valve, Inc. It is available for immediate download from the ASCO website at http://goo.gl/cL7Sz and the Numatics website at http://goo.gl/kCCSq.
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About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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