Put Your Mind At Ease With Vendor Managed Inventory

Posted by Alecia Robinson on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

We'll replenish your inventory as needed, and we won't charge for shipping it to your site 


Our Vendor Managed Inventory services bring Swagelok product right to site to save you time and money. Edmonton Valve & Fitting will count, order and replenish your stock to free up time for your staff to work on revenue generating tasks. To request more information click the link below.


Tracking inventory can be a pain. The counting, the ordering, the restocking, the frustration of not always knowing who grabbed the parts and where they were used.

To save you the hassle let Edmonton Valve & Fitting take care of it with our Vendor Managed Inventory service. We count the stock, figure out what's needed to replenish it, place the order, bring the stock to your location and put it away.

How it works

Give us a couple of weeks of lead time, and we'll send someone to your site to set up your VMI. We'll start by asking you if you have a preset minimum or maximum you prefer for your stock. We'll create a spreadsheet that lists each part, and ask you how often you'd like our inventory truck to stop by. Right now we're visiting customers anywhere from weekly to once every six weeks. Depending on where you are located, we may be able to add your company to one of the routes our truck regularly makes. You'll know exactly when to expect our driver to roll up.

As time goes by, you may realize you need us to visit less often (or more often) than originally thought. We may switch to coming once a month instead of every two weeks. Or perhaps we'll need to bump up the inventory level a bit. Even if you don't make a special request, we'll make a complete review of your parts levels once a year. Maybe you aren't using one part as much as you thought, but you need us to deliver more of another part. We're glad to do it.

And twice a year we'll count your stock to make sure your inventory is where you want it to be. If it's low, we'll adjust to make up the difference.

Free shipping

One of the best perks of being a VMI customer is that you don't pay for shipping on replenishing orders. Sending our truck to your location is no charge to you! For customers that live a few hours from Edmonton or one of our satellite offices, that can save $40 or $50 on a shipment.

We also can save you money by making the deliveries on a single purchase order for the year. Typically a purchase order costs a company about $70 when you figure in the manpower for accounting and other related tasks. Why cut a separate P.O. for each visit?

The parts themselves can be as small as our standard tube fitting or as large as bundles of 20-foot tubing.

Robocrib combo

We can also combine our Vendor Managed Inventory with our RoboCrib industrial vending machine. The configurable machines come in several different sizes so facilities can store 500, 1000, or 2,000 parts. The largest of the three dispensers has a footprint of only six feet by six feet.

This can be a lifesaver if you have been losing track of parts. Sure, they're being put to use somewhere, but who took them out of the parts drawer, and for what? If it's for a customer order, and you can't prove that a part was used, you may not be able to charge the customer for it.

With RoboCrib, each person who wants a part has to sign in and say what job the part is for.

Inventory can't get much easier than when you let Edmonton Valve & Fitting handle the job. Contact us through our website or by calling 780-437-0640, and we can get you started.


Additional resources


Topics: Value Added Services, inventory, Cost Savings

Edmonton Valve at Your Service: More than Just Parts (Cont’d).

Posted by Katie Dennis on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 13:05 PM

Our six major services will help you get the most out of your Swagelok products


We offer a variety of training and specialty training courses throughout the year. Monthly, we host a full-day "Tube Bending & Safety Installaion" class and this September we are hosting two, two-day "Sampling System Problem Solving & Maintenance Training" courses.


We are continuing to look at six of our major service offerings that can help you get top performance from Swagelok parts and from your fluid system in general.

Supply chain management

You don't have to place each order with us and wait for delivery. We can set you up with a consignment account, where we put our stock on your shelves. We don't bill you for it until you use it. That reduces your cost and your risk, while still having parts available right away.

But maybe you don't want to have a lot of parts/inventory taking up space?  We have a solution for that too, our "just-in-time" delivery process when we schedule delivery when you need it. And in the rarest of circumstances, we've even met people at the side of the highway at dawn to hand off parts.

In between those two options is our Vendor Managed Inventory truck. We'll drive out to your site, check the levels in stock, and figure out what you need. After a quick visit to your procurement office, we'll pick the parts from the truck and stock your shelves.

Swagelok training and education

Swagelok parts must be properly installed and maintained to perform at their best. We regularly offer a variety of training formats to sharpen your skills. In addition to our in-house associates, we bring industry leaders from around the globe to Edmonton for special sessions, including this September's Sample System Maintenance & Problem Solving course.

You can get Swagelok training without even leaving your desk. Through Swagelok University, we offer more than 100 interactive, online courses. Topics include general technical, scientific fundamentals, plant science, industry-specific content, and product information. You can even monitor your own progress through online testing and tracking.

And if it works better for you, we can even bring the training and product demos right to your sight.  Think of it as your own private trade show!

Plant maintenance

Swagelok Energy Advisors can show you how to get top performance from your fluid system. SEA provides engineering, audits, project management, and training programs focused on strengthening in-plant fluid system assessments. Even something as simple as a leak in your compressed air system will cost you money. The air may be free, but it still costs money to run the compressor when you shouldn't have to.

Maybe you know what needs to be done, but you don't have all the right tools. Call us and we'll rent what you need. You won't have to buy swaging units or electronic tube benders, but you'll still get to use the best equipment.

If you are interested in finding out more on Edmonton Valve's service offerings and how we can assist you in your needs, don't delay and contact us today!


Additional resources

In a hurry or have a question? Please click here to get in touch - we respond fast! Or call 780.437.0640


Topics: Value Added Services, inventory, People