About Smiths

We are a world-class supplier of engineering raw materials. Our objective is to provide all our customers, from the small machine shop to the large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously delivers the highest levels of service, quality and value.

Bespoke Supply Examples

Bespoke Supply Services

Bespoke Supply Packages - Case Studies
Examples in the 'real' world

Smiths Metal Centres Ltd has dedicated bespoke supply solutions in place for a wide range of customers. All our customised packages are designed specifically to meet our customers individual needs. Below is a working example of a bespoke supply solution (BSS) which is currently in place for a customer who supplies fabricated parts to the aerospace sector.

A working example

Details of a bespoke supply solution in practice with an existing Smiths Metal Centres customer who operates in the aerospace sector.

  • Original aircraft bonded stores and non-bonded stores area removed, with Smiths effectively becoming the company’s dedicated material store
  • Costs of saw maintenance, stores maintenance, saw blades and scrap removed
  • Material delivered direct to lineside and then booked in using Smiths barcoding system
  • Interfacing with Smiths business system allows the customer to view stock, test certificates, incoming purchase orders and place their own orders - ALL using their own part numbers

Since implementation, the customer has confirmed that this bespoke supply solution has already saved the company £1.2 million per annum. This figure continues to grow...

Additional Info

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