Supplier-managed Inventory Caps Schaffer 'Single-Source Solution'

The supply chain is a target-rich environment for finding opportunities to shift risk and cost beyond the walls of your own operation. For that reason, a contract metal fabrication relationship that’s truly a partnership – and not just arm’s length purchasing transactions – gives you an option to pull product from supplier-managed inventory.

Using established, tested and proven inventory management processes and systems, Schaffer Manufacturing collaborates with customers to:

  • Capture per-unit cost efficiency through volume manufacturing
  • Buy materials in volume to lock-in discounts and avoid exposure to cost fluctuations
  • Eliminate inventory carrying costs
  • Prevent supply chain disruptions related to material lead times
  • Incorporate lot tracing and tracking


Schaffer Manufacturing operations in Milltown, Wis., include 13,000 square feet of inventory space.