The award recognized how JIS Industrial Supply created a productivity and technology partnership with a customer, Slabe Machine Products, to free up machine time and reduce total tool costs. Working in conjunction with the rep firm Browne & Company, Chardon, Ohio, and carbide cutting tools manufacturer Fullerton Tool Company of Saginaw, Mich., JIS helped Slabe Machine reduce machine time, extend tool life and lower total tooling cost. The program, which took several weeks to implement, generated total savings of more than $480,000.
The Excellence In Industry Award recognizes companies in the MROP channel for their commitment to driving value to channel partners. Qualified candidates demonstrate excellence in one or more areas, including: communicating with channel partners, introducing innovative products and services that create new business opportunities, developing effective marketing programs to drive sales, or showing exemplary leadership and service in partnership with charitable and community organizations.
JIS, a division of Jergens Inc., is a distributor of metalworking products representing more than 300 of the top manufacturers in the United States. Jergens Inc. is a manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vices and other workholding equipment.
ISA is the leading association of the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply chain, serving more than 1,200 member locations in North America. ISA’s mission is to provide all members with services to help them increase sales, decrease expenses and increase profitability.