Business Support Services

Inventory
Management

Technical
Resources

Training
& Education

Business
Intelligence

Productivity, Profitability, and Quality

Inventory Management and Product Fill Rates

Managing your unique inventory needs is crucial to your efficiency and profitability.

Many factors influence inventory needs and the impact of inventory management on your bottom line. Effective inventory management reduces labor costs, eliminates waste, and can directly reduce costs. Often, identifying ways to improve inventory control result in identification of process improvements for the customer.

Industrial Finishes & Systems works closely with customers to develop unique solutions that are tailored to their specific business requirements.

  • Our Experts Manage Your Inventory at Your Location
  • Organization of Shelves and Overall Inventory
  • Establishing Min & Max Inventory Levels
  • Establishing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Lean Shop Layout and Process Flow
  • SKU Consolidation to Optimize Product Mix and Minimize Material Use/Cost
  • Training
  • Real-Time Inventory Monitoring Utilizing Bar Code Technology
  • Vendor-Managed Inventory and Inventory Consignment Options Available
  • 99% Fill Rates

Industrial Finishes & Systems leads our industry in terms of product fill rates. Our ability to deliver your product on-time, every time, is crucial to managing your business efficiently and profitably.

Ordering Options

Our customers come in all shapes and sizes, so we know that one size rarely fits all! Industrial Finishes customers can choose the ordering method or combination of methods that best suits their business. Our specialists will work with you to build the best ordering system for your organization. We have the technical expertise to develop unique customer solutions.

Our sales reps are always available and ready to work with customers to get orders placed accurately. Phone, fax, text or email—you choose what works best for you. We also offer online ordering for customers that includes customer-specific customized shopping lists. Automated ordering systems can help reduce complexity and increase efficiency.

If you’re the “brick and mortar” type, you can stop by one of our retail stores and talk with our experienced, helpful staff. Spanish-speaking team members are also available.

 

Training and Education

Let us help you get the most from your workforce.

At Industrial Finishes, we believe that our job doesn’t end when we deliver product to you—in fact, that’s just the beginning.

That’s why we offer extensive support for the products we sell, backed up by factory-trained educators and technicians. In today’s tough labor market, it’s difficult to find qualified, well-trained technicians. We help by coaching up your team to improve their efficiency and your profitability. We ensure ongoing reinforcement by helping you develop important standard operating procedures.

Our approach to training and education span each of the markets we support, from automotive to aerospace. For example, we have I-CAR and NACE instructors on staff to make certain that your team is learning the most current techniques and are being trained on the latest industry standards. For our Industrial/Panel customers, we offer courses such as our respected Sander Operator class. We host highly-respected schools for aircraft painters and even offer courses on basic paint chemistry.

Our approach to education goes beyond product and technical training. We offer business courses, marketing consultation, and social networking opportunities for our customers that are designed to help them grow their business profitably.

 

Technical Resources

The best products are supported by the best team.

Does your current distribution partner have the technical resources to help you get the most from your products, facilities and workforce? At Industrial Finishes, we realize that even the best products require expertise and support to help you use them to their fullest.

Our paint and coatings technicians are trained by the paint line manufacturers themselves. These technicians are the true experts in their field and are even called upon by the paint manufacturers themselves for feedback and advice. These technicians are backed by our in-house chemist who has secured many coatings patents over his four decades of experience. There is no other distributor with our team’s understanding of chemistry and how it impacts the products you use.

In addition to paint and coatings, we have factory-trained experts in abrasives, adhesives, gelcoat and sealants. Our staff includes mil-spec product experts to support our military clients. We employ experts on corrosion control and moisture mitigation. We have logistics specialists to help you engineer efficient operations and eliminate waste.

Our equipment experts will help you source the best tools and machinery (including spray booths) for your operation. We’re here to support you with installation, training, service and maintenance of your valuable equipment.

When we work with customers to develop systems that are supported by software and technology, we are your experts. Industrial Finishes will never send you to a third-party when it comes to troubleshooting.

When you work with Industrial Finishes & Systems, you’re never alone.

 

Business Intelligence

What you don’t measure is lost.

There are several tools available to help organizations measure, track and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs). Industrial Finishes has developed a KPI dashboard that is available to our customers and supported by our data analysts.

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