Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed InventoryWhen Hose & Automation provides you with vendor managed inventory, your stock levels are controlled by a team of inventory experts. We utilize bar coding and the latest electronic data interfaces to ensure that your inventory is tracked accurately and efficiently. Providing you with up-to-date information on your inventory at all times, our VMI services aim to save you time and, more importantly, reduce the labor costs associated with manually tracking your own stock levels.

Hose & Automation offers a range of additional services to our customers, as well. Our team of designers and engineers have assisted on numerous design projects, taking our customers' product ideas from concept to completion. Combined with our customer-centric philosophy, you can be confident that when you work with Hose & Automation, your deliveries will be on time and your projects will be completed within budget.

Hose & Automation's Inventory Management System

  • A formal program conceived, designed and implemented just for you.
  • Expertly managed by Hose & Automation's value added personnel.
  • Your needs, applications and situation define the program.
  • Overall goal of eliminating the non-value added costs and increasing overall efficiency.
  • Designed to reduce inventory, increase turns and provide essential items when and where they are needed.
  • Products can be sourced from several Parker Divisions, existing Hose & Automation products or from your company's vendors.

What Is Clear Spider

  • Parker's proprietary software that provides an automated purchase order from the customer site.
  • Designed to increase order efficiency, eliminate human error and manual order entry.
  • Integrates point-of-use data tracking capabilities.
  • Includes a report generator that generates data to assist in reducing inventory and increasing inventory turns.
  • E-mail confirmation that can be utilized to eliminate customer order entry.

Full VMI Service

  • Hose & Automation manages bins and places orders.
  • Hose & Automation sends a customer-approved P.O.
  • E-mail confirmation is sent out.
  • Hose & Automation delivers the order and stocks bins.
  • Hose & Automation offers a consolidated monthly billing program that can save you time and money.

Inventory Management  Benchmarking Cost Reductions

  • Inventory reduction plan
  • Inventory turns
  • Procurement costs
  • On-time deliveries
  • Shipping and receiving costs
  • Error-free order entry & processing
  • Consolidated Monthly Billing
  • Space Savings – Increase/Maximize usable floor space
  • Inventory carrying costs
  • Training seminars & Inventory Management Support


  • Parker Hannifin System – Worldwide
  • Reduce your cost of purchases
  • Improve your profitability
  • Accurate automated data collection
  • Single order entry point / summary invoice
  • Reduce Vendor Base
  • Blanket PO with no transactions
  • Streamline your procurement process
  • JIT – Reduce stock outs
  • Eliminate manual order entry
  • Reduce human intervention & errors
  • Focus on eliminating non-value added costs