GF Machining Solutions has moved its North American parts warehouse operations to an airport-adjacent location in Indianapolis, Indiana, to enhance responsiveness to customers and more quickly deliver parts orders.
Customers will continue to place orders through established points of contact, but the same-day order cutoff will increase from 4:00 p.m. CST to 8:00 p.m. EST, effectively adding nearly half a work day to order placement hours.
With dynamic inventory management and optimization and a direct connection to GF Machining Solutions' global parts centers in Geneva and Shanghai, the new facility uses predictive intelligence to ensure availability as well as quick shipment of critical components. The facility also benefits from proximity to major shipping operations at the Indianapolis International Airport, a prime location for logistics-critical warehousing and dispatch.
GF Machining Solutions will first initiate a smooth partial start of the new Indianapolis facility that will then shift into full capacity within the following weeks. The previous inventory parts warehouse in Woodridge, Ill., will continue to fulfill orders for consumables and System 3R parts.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Step that prepares a slug, blank or other workpiece for machining or other processing by separating it from the original stock. Performed on lathes, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and other turning machines. Also performed on milling machines, machining centers with slitting saws and sawing machines with cold (circular) saws, hacksaws, bandsaws or abrasive cutoff saws. See saw, sawing machine; turning.