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Improve Fastener Reliability and Performance with Image Dimension Measuring Systems

For reliable fastener assemblies, choose supply partners that include fastener measurement as part of their quality assurance program. Call Martin Fasteners at 731-424-4300 to learn more.

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The Importance of a Clean Storeroom

It may seem like it doesn’t matter what the storeroom looks like. After all, most people don’t really see it, and as long as we know what’s in there, who cares, right? Studies have shown that this is not the case. In fact, have a clean, well-organized storeroom is critical to maximizing the storeroom’s value. Read More

5 Tips for Electrical Glove Safety

We all know that electricity is nothing to mess around with, but choosing the right PPE is only half of the battle. Make sure all five of these tips are being followed at your facility so that everyone gets home safe. Read More

Setting Up VMI

This guide will take you from the initial meeting to a fully integrated VMI Solution as successful VMI projects are based on a number of key factors like the commitment of senior management. Read More

How to Choose the Right Supplier for MRO

Choosing the right place to buy Maintenance, Repair, and Operational (MRO) supplies is a key decision for manufacturers. Even though these supplies are not part of the finished product, they have a tremendous impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of production. Read More

Storing and Handling Tools Safely - Martin Supply

Storing and Handling Tools Safely

Tools are routinely used inside a plant or out at a job site, so it is easy for workers to forget their potential hazards. Anyone who works with tools is likely aware of what the safe procedures are for using them. However, safe practices when carrying or storing tools are often not followed as users feel like any danger has passed. It is good to regularly remind workers that hazards do not necessarily stop when the work does. Read More

Choosing the Right VMI Supplier (EQUIP)

We’ve discussed in a previous post about the advantages of VMI the value that can be generated from outsourcing the supplying and stocking of your production fasteners with Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI). The most important part of VMI is making sure that the “Vendor” is a good fit. To get the necessary results it is crucial to find the right supplier partner. Read More

Understanding Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership is a term that has been in manufacturing for decades. It refers to both the direct cost, which is how much was paid, and the indirect costs of an item. Indirect costs have typically been much more difficult to define, and encompass a variety of different areas that spread throughout the organization. Read More

The Value of Safety

Every plant manager would say that safety is important. After all, each manager wants their employees to go home safe and sound at the end of the day. There is a disconnect, however, between those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. Companies who are not actively pursuing their safety initiatives should take a hard look at the extensive benefits that a well-run safety program provides. Read More

Industrial Vending Machines and Capabilities

Is there constantly a line outside of your stockroom? Do guys leave the production area for 20 minutes (or longer) to get a pair of gloves? Or is it common to see a group of people just hanging around the gate shooting the breeze? These are common problems that some of our larger customers have, and installing a vending solution is a great way to solve them Read More