Materials management, as a traditional offering of metals service centers worldwide, is essentially the planning, purchasing, storing and distribution of materials to meet customer needs. True materials management, however, is a strategic discipline that many practice and few master. At Klein Steel, we have exceptionally strong, in-house procurement and inventory management expertise that guides our materials management decisions. More importantly, we offer that experience to you.
Depending on your needs, our team will work with your annual forecast, in combination with our purchasing intelligence, to take advantage of low market pricing, when available. For customers who don't have the ability to forecast accurately or easily, we will analyze materials usage trends and historical data to better predict your future needs. In short, we will do whatever it takes to help you buy more effectively and efficiently.
In addition, we offer annual pricing contracts and stocking programs to customers who order large quantities of materials from us on a routine basis. This provides to you, among other things, savings, predictability, availability and ease of use.
Lastly, for some of our key customers, we offer a hassle-free, auto-replenishment system where specified materials sit on a scale in their facilities and their min/max weight thresholds are monitored remotely. Once a material hits the designated reorder point, Klein Steel will process another batch (e.g., cut full length bar to order or machine blanks to size) and ship for same or next day delivery.