Fasteners are usually the key element inside any small parts packaging. Fapco develops close partnerships with fastener manufacturers to increase the efficiency of small parts packaging services.
“Instead of us handing all the fastener inventory in-house, the fastener company manages the inventory, then we order and pack it for our customer as needed. On the small parts kitting side, we manage the inventory based on the end customer needs,” said Sloniker. He explained this could include the OEM designating where to buy the fasteners and how many to have on hand. He said in this economy many manufacturers are going to smaller and smaller lot sizes. “They leverage having just enough inventory available with fastener companies and Fapco.”