Elasto Proxy’s warehouse services let you reduce the risks associated with just-in-time inventory and leverage the discounts associated with higher order quantities. When you buy sealing and insulation from us, you can also get all of the extruded and molded products that you need from a single supplier. From rubber coils to finished gaskets and from plastic parts to thermal-acoustic insulation, Elasto Proxy is your one-stop solution for sealing out supply chain problems and insulating against uncertainty.
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Reducing Risks and Costs
Just-in-time inventory has become risky. If you’re buying from overseas suppliers, you may not be able to get what you need or get it on-time. When you buy from Elasto Proxy, however, we can order all of the materials that you’ll need for months and then store them in one of our North American or European warehouses. Just provide us with your production forecast or with a blanket purchase order with release dates. We’ll develop a schedule with the proper roll-outs.
Because Elasto Proxy’s warehouses are conveniently-located, you won’t have to worry about waiting for overseas shipments that could derail your just-in-time inventory program. In addition, because Elasto Proxy won’t bill you until we ship your products, our warehouse services let you conserve cash flow while still taking advantage of volume discounts. Storing your products with us instead of at your own facility also means you’ll need fewer racks and less floor space for a cost savings.
Elasto Proxy’s warehouse services also mean you can get all of the rubber and plastic parts that you need from a single source. You’ll have fewer vendor scorecards to maintain and less vendor data to manage for items that you only buy periodically. There are other benefits as well. With our warehousing services, Elasto Proxy can create and store kits of parts in assembly order. Kitting and assembly packaging increases your operational efficiency while still letting you pay for only what you’ve received.
Standard and Custom Products
Elasto Proxy specializes in low-to-medium volumes of industrial rubber products. Here are some of the standard products we can store for you in our warehouses.
- Bulb trim seals
- Sponge profiles
- Edge trim
- Solid profiles
- Dual durometer rubber
- Weather stripping
- Window channels
- Rubber floor matting
- Industrial tubing
- Rubber sheeting
- EMI/RFI shielding
- Inflatable seals
- Thermal and acoustic insulation
- Molded parts
Elasto Proxy also fabricates custom rubber seals, gaskets and thermal-acoustic insulation.
Warehouse Services Case Study
A heavy equipment manufacturer wanted to buy rubber products in higher volumes to get lower prices but did not want to tie-up cash on inventory that it would not need right way. The manufacturer also wanted to avoid losing floor space to shelving that could be used for profit-generating activities like vehicle assembly instead. This forward-thinking company also wanted to buy all of its rubber parts from a single vendor to reduce overhead and operational expenses.
Today, the heavy equipment manufacturer issues Elasto Proxy a blanket purchase order based on its sales forecasts. This PO covers six rubber products and includes monthly releases. Some of these products are standard extrusions like rubber coils, but others are custom molded parts. Elasto Proxy buys everything that the customer needs, stores the products at our warehouse, and maintains stock levels based on the company’s previous purchases.
Because the manufacturer buys different rubber products from Elasto Proxy, the company can consolidate its vendor list. For purchasing, this means that there is only one vendor and one PO to track. Then, because Elasto Proxy ships all six rubber products together, the customer pays only one freight charge instead of six. There’s also only one shipment to receive and one invoice to pay.
Would you like to learn more about warehousing services from Elasto Proxy? Contact us.