Whether your search is just beginning or you’ve already narrowed your consideration set to a few potential partners, this guide was created to offer something for anyone in the midst of making this important transition:

  • The six most important criteria to consider when vetting fastening partners.
  • The difference between PPP and PPI, and why it matters.
  • Industry-wide best practices for VMI and value-added engineering processes.
  • Proven strategies for improving everything from your global supply chain management to your eventual transition.

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The most important considerations when choosing a new fastening partner.


More than parts, Field is a full-service, data-driven, on-demand engineering partner with a unique technical approach to inventory management of—and supply chain solutions for—fasteners and other Class “C” items.  Field is the best in the industry at identifying immediate and ongoing cost reductions.