Inventory Management

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OE Kitting & Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Solutions

Color-coded bins highlight the inventory management services as two employees in warehouse attire holding clipboards inspect the bins for missing parts in stock inventory. Let RW manage your inventory and oe kitting so that you never experience stock-outs.

Let the RW Connection team help you design a supply chain platform to allow easy access to parts you need. RW Connection has legacy experts you can trust with complete inventory management solutions including complete in-house inspection capabilities, material procurement, on-site inventory management with vending machines we install.

We help these customers manage their complex hose inventory with one of our custom designed programs that suits their needs.  A strong inventory management program will lead to fewer stock outs and increased turns.  Upon request we can provide hose assemblies or bulk components in special packaging. These kits will have customized labels that include customer specific part identification information. Maximize your productivity by reducing assembly time with color-coded bins, bar code labels and speedy delivery on re-orders.

RW Connection employee Josh Ruhl is inspecting the vending machine recently installed for inventory management services, displaying the logos for RW Connection, APEX tools, Loctite, Metabo, 3M, Wright Tools and more. Vending machines for inventory management can be placed onsite.
As an example of OE kitting and hose kitting, part of the inventory management services that are provided by RW Connection, we have a set of four hydraulic hoses and two hydraulic hose fittings from EATON and Dixon/Campbell Fittings. Crimped on an EATON crimper and in light blue, an RW connection inventory sheet sits next to the kit, while each hose is individually tagged.

Custom Hose Kitting

We can provide custom kits of components and assemblies to your specification.  These are essential in an OEM environment where rapid access to finished and bundled assemblies are critical to meet manufacturing schedules.  We can stock these kits or stage them on your factory floor based on your production schedule.  Kitting helps consolidate part numbers and reduces assembly time.

  • Gives you a unique competitive advantage
  • Special labeling, build sheets, sub-assemblies, packaging or any other requirements specific to your needs.
  • One part number for simplified inventory management
  • Just-in-time delivery to point of use
  • Reduced inventory dollars
  • Lean workflow
  • Labor savings for you
  • Will help identify your hose products quickly
  • Bar coding streamlines inventory management
  • Metal hose tags provide information while being able to withstand harsh environments
  • Custom hose lay lines provide fast

Providing Choices • Reliable & Flexible  • User Friendly

Vending Benefits

  • Sturdy, hard-wearing, all-steel design
  • Simple to service – Very few parts
  • Bright LED lighting lasts up to 50,000 hours with less power consumption
  • Over-sized product bin for larger items
  • Proven electronics for consistent up-time and vending

Vending Features

  • Easy to configure coils for your odd shaped items
  • Accommodates multiple-user reporting requirements and privileges
  • Flexibility to load products
  • Easy access to the machine
  • Choice of Input Options: Keypad Entry (Standard), Mag-Stripe Card Swipe, Barcode Swipe, or RFID

Your Data, Your Way

  • Usage Reports
  • Location Reports
  • Department Reports
  • Category Reports
  • Job Costs
  • Automatic Outage Alerts
  • User History
  • Spending Limits
  • Daily Limits
  • Subcontractor Usage Reports
  • Cost Codes
  • Machine Self-Diagnostics
  • Exportable Data to XLS/CSV for analysis
A mock-up photo of what a vending machine with RW Connection on it looks like, fully formed with all the necessary MRO, General Contractor Supply and OEM industrial supplies that can be available, installed and housed on site for customers. RW will install and stock. This includes gloves, safety glasses, safety goggles, abrasive wheels, batteries, flashlights, etc.