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The practice of providing a program of products and supply services has been around at Mars for nearly 30 years. Today, through its Supply Management Solutions group, Mars offers more sophisticated cost reduction programs including integrated supply, vendor-managed inventory, in-plant stores, vending and fee-based programs. Our SMS group implements and administers these arrangements and provides the following services:
  • Crib management software
  • Vendor managed inventory
  • Customized usage reports by item, cell, department, order, person, etc.
  • Documented cost reductions
  • Multiple virtual warehouses for customized inventory solutions
  • Access to products and services
  • Customized process forms
  • On-site application assistance and training
  • Spot-buy sourcing expertise
  • Keep-fill inventory services
  • Remote web-based inventory monitoring
  • Consignment inventory programs
  • Vending systems
  • KanBan systems
  • 5S / Kaizen events to uncover waste

Mars is a charter member of the industrial division of Affiliated Distributors, the largest group of independent distributors in the nation. This membership enables Mars to offer an even broader scope of industrial products to our local customers at competitive prices.

For those large, multi-location industrial businesses that require a broader reach of service, Mars offers a solution through its SupplyFORCE National Accounts, Integrated Supply and Procurement Services Program. This unique supply partnership affords national businesses access to over 175 local distributors across the country with 2,900 stocking locations that offer application expertise in the following product categories: Electrical, Industrial, Safety and Pipe, Valves & Fittings. SupplyFORCE delivers the best of both worlds; the global supply capabilities of a nation-wide integrator along with the local expertise, fulfillment services and personal touch of its 175 distributor members.