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Fastening Solutions

Martin’s Fastening division is a global sourcing and supply chain management company specializing in off the shelf class “C” components and per print specials. Our goal is to partner with our customers to provide a custom tailored solution for the procurement of these parts in order to lower your total cost.

Products

FASTENINGS
  • Nuts
  • Bolts
  • Screws
  • Bearings
  • Threaded products
  • Hardware
  • Rods
  • Washers
  • Pins
  • Rivets
  • Plastic
COMPONENTS
  • CNC machined parts
  • Molded rubber
  • Molded plastics
  • Turned parts
  • Stamped parts
  • Cold formed parts
  • Die Castings
  • Springs
  • Extrusions
  • Tubing
  • Key stock
LABELS
  • Bar coded
  • Decals
  • Diecut
  • Tags
  • RFID
  • Thermal
  • Hang tags

Services

VMI

Martin will partner with you and manage your inventory inside your facility. This solution is customized to fit your exact needs. We apply a 5S methodology to your existing location as well as analyze any available data to determine proper product mix, stocking levels, and frequency of restocks. Once we’re in place you can focus on your value stream as Martin ensures you have the components in place when you need them. Our personnel come on site, take inventory, restock, and check in with your employees to make sure that they are getting the service they need. We also provide you with reporting so that you can always track what’s coming in.

Vending

Vending machines are a great way to move parts closer to their usage point while maintaining inventory control. By opting for a vending solution, customers typically see decreased usage resulting from increased accountability that comes from advanced usage tracking. The current stock is visible via a web portal, so not only can it be monitored remotely but we also have the ability to access reporting 24/7.The machines are customized to your specific needs. Martin reviews usage data and history to determine optimal stocking. Also, while vending items requires either a PIN number or an ID badge, specific products or groups can be set to ensure that they are accessible only by designated employees.

Sub-Assembly

Cycle time is an important factor in assembly processes, so Martin helps its customers to reduce that time with sub-assembly services. We will source your components, assemble them to your specifications at our facility, and deliver them just-in-time so that you get exactly what you need and your employees can keep moving.

Kitting

A key way we help our Customers save time and money is in our kitting process. First, because Martin partners with you and understands your business, kits are created in collaboration with your supervisors and engineers to ensure that they’re exactly what is needed. Second, by combining all of the components that you need into one SKU, your ordering, receiving, and processing are simplified. Finally, your cycle time will be reduced because your workers have everything on hand that they need to complete their task Martin ensures you have the components in place when you need them so you can focus on your value stream. Our personnel come on site, take inventory, restock, and check in with your employees to make sure that they are getting the service they need. We also provide you with reporting so that you can always track what’s coming in.

Customized Reporting / Analytics

We understand that in modern business, capturing the right information is almost as important as producing the right part. If we do not understand what we are doing and are not looking in the right place then it is impossible to manage correctly. That is why Martin utilizes an advanced reporting tool to provide insights into each aspect of our business. Everything from usage to fill rates, lead times, or even batch size can be reported both internally and externally so that the best decision possible can be made.

Other Services

Direct Line Stocking

 

Reverse Engineering

 

Online Portal

 

Kanban Staging

 

Value Stream Mapping

 

3PL

 

In-Plant Stores

 

Custom Implementation

 

Quality

Martin takes quality seriously. We are ISO 9001 certified, and our commitment to process ensures that quality is at the forefront of everything that we do. That is why we do a first piece inspection on every single pallet that comes through our Distribution Center. We compare that part to print, test it in our lab, and if it does not meet our high standards then we send that product back. Below describes some of the ways that we test our parts to maintain such a high PPM:

  • Salt Spray Corrosion
  • Plating Thickness
  • Internal Thread Go/No-Go
  • External Threads Go/No-Go
  • Thread Performance
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Hardness Testing
  • Optical Comparator
  • CMM
  • PPAP

Engineering

Maximize Your Engineers Time – All engineers seem to have twelve different projects all up in the air at once. By allowing Martin to do what we do best it allows them to focus where they can make the biggest impact.

Improving Quality – From Alignment to Ergonomics, many different problems root cause can be traced back to the joint. Make sure it is built right the first time.

  • Product Consolidation – We examine the various fasteners that are in your products and work with you to design alternatives that would reduce the number of different SKU’s in place. This helps to reduce cost, reduce risk, as well as increase fill rate.
  • New Design – We can be the engineering arm you need in designing a new product. With Martin in place from the start you can be confident that the optimal fastening solution is in place when the first finished product rolls off the line.
  • Failure Analysis – Martin can take broken fasteners and examine them for what went wrong. This is key to understanding if a change is needed in the design or if the failed component did not meet initial specs.
  • Assembly Recommendations – Our capabilities don’t stop at the fastener, our Industrial line of business gives us access to a full line of tools, so we can review the full scope of your operation. The right fastener operated by the wrong tool can be just as costly as the wrong fastener.
  • Joint Testing (Peak) – By understanding how specific conditions can affect joints you will know what is going on as the fastener is tightened. This opens up a new level of benefits:
    • Lower Assembly Cost – More than half of your direct assembly costs are in the joining and fastening operations. By observing your processes in assembly we can recommend improvements to reduce cost.
    • Maximize Your Engineers Time – Every engineer seems to have twelve different projects all up in the air at once. By allowing Martin to do what we do best it allows them to focus where they can make the biggest impact.
    • Lower Warranty Costs – The most common cause of failure in a mechanical system is in the joint. By ensuring that your joints are being properly installed you lower the risk of recall.
    • Improving Quality – From Alignment to Ergonomics, many different problems root cause can be traced back to the joint. Make sure it’s built right the first time.

Training

Having Martin as a partner is great for your business, but it’s still important for your employees to understand what’s happening on their line. Martin offers training on the basics of fasteners and how to properly use them. We can offer training at our location or come out to your facility and train your employees there.

  • Basic Fastener Overview
  • Torque
  • Materials, Grades, and Strengths
  • Finishes
  • Manufacturing Overview


Global Sourcing

We bring together the best in class suppliers with a network from the US, Europe and Asia. We are also a member of Global Supply Alliance, a group of six independent distributor who leverage our global knowledge and spend to insure Best in Class at the lowest total cost.

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