June 29, 2006 - Press Release |

Light Assembly Companies Face Preventable Supply Chain Problems
San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2006 - The manufacturing sector’s largest issue continues to be supply chain issues, according to Flexible Assembly Systems. As a major North American distributor of AIMCO, Ingersoll Rand, and Makita assembly tools, Flexible Assembly Systems is a bellwether of the manufacturing economy, and the continuing demands it faces.

“Our customers have lead time, MRP, and other supply chain issues they face on a daily basis, and we’ve developed the business technologies to tackle these issues,” states Eddie Silverberg, President of Flexible Assembly Systems, Inc. Too often, a manufacturer will require a torque screwdriver, or electric screwdriver from a local distributor, and waste critical lead time in procurement. Technicians on the floor will miss the desired torque range, use the wrong fastening tool, or have ergonomics issues because they were not properly suited. Lead times are missed, and large accounts are lost because the manufacturing system is wrong.

“We focus a lot on education. Where a Zimmerman lifting system or rail system should be used, tool balancer weights, in-lb and N-m ranges, or the using the right pneumatic tool are common questions we get,” Silverberg says. The online tool, www.flexibleassembly.com has proven to be a good first step by increasing education, and reducing lead times from weeks, to a matter of a few days. The site also contains other helpful materials on screw presenters, torque bits, and torx products.

Flexible Assembly Systems has been working together with firms requiring light-assembly solutions since 2003. The company’s product list is extensive, and includes assembly tools, automotive tools, torque products, bits and fastener systems, and material handling systems.
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