Aluminium Sections And Sheet Supply For A Vehicle Manufacturer
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Multi Metals designed a tailored aluminium stockholding service for a vehicle manufacturer that allowed it to manage and reduce material costs.

The manufacturer required a selection of 100 aluminium sections, many in multiple lengths, and a range of aluminium sheet. Items needed to be supplied in a variety of conditions, from raw materials to finished machined parts and anodised finishes.

Delivery of materials was on a JIT basis to multiple sites across the UK.

In order to manage the complex supply arrangements, the Multi Metals team devised a service model that included:

  • A fixed-price structure
  • Stockholding and management of stock levels within agreed parameters to meet customer demand
  • Management of stock levels across each location
  • Provision of reports, analysis and KPI information as agreed

The fixed price structure enabled the client to forward plan without risk of variance, and it further benefited from a number of cost reduction initiatives.

Multi Metals’ ability to stock the full range of aluminium materials required and to manage the supply chain in order to meet requirements that often deviated significantly from initial forecasts also ensured that materials were delivered on time to meet the customer’s production schedules.

To find out how Multi Metals could deliver cost savings and efficiency benefits in your company’s aluminium supply chain, get in touch to arrange an initial discussion.