Welcome to AllFate Industrial Supply. Specializing in all your cleaning, safety, and industrial supply needs.

With more than 100,000 items (including safety supplies, industrial parts, welding supplies, cleaning supplies, and countless other products) we are confident that we can supply all of your industrial needs while saving you time and money. At AllFate Industrial Supply we look at our customers as an extension of our family; we are a small family run business going toe-to-toe with the big boys. We not only have competitive prices, but what we can offer is so much more.

Customer Service! Plain and simple, no gimmicks or hard to read fine print; just straight forward great customer service. Unlike these huge companies that have been taking your money for years and have little interest about you as a consumer; we here at AllFate value your business and your loyalty because we cannot do it without you.

Customer service is the key to any small company’s success, and we’re no exception; in fact we are setting the bar. We offer free shipping on all of your purchases as our way of saying thank you while staying competitive. We have also teamed up with suppliers from around the country to better meet your shipping needs. We understand how valuable your time is, and so we are able drop ship directly from our suppliers to your doorstep based on the ship-to address. Your package may not always say AllFate on the box, but we are confident that by saving you time and money, the name on the box does not matter because the only thing that truly matters is you.

Our pledge is to be the best that we can be, to better meet your needs. Welcome home!

What Are Industrial Supplies?

Industrial supplies are the backbone of modern society, and a person would be hard pressed to find another person in today’s world that hasn’t used or needed at least one product (or version of a product) that falls under the industrial supply category.

At AllFate we have what you need, because there is a need for what we have.

Let’s break it down because “industrial supplies” is a large and generic term that covers lots of products. Have you ever been to a hardware store? Most everything in a hardware store falls under the industrial supply category; hand tools, power tools, ladders, fasteners (nails, screws, rivets, etc.), batteries, outdoor equipment (camping gear, knives, grills, coolers, etc.), light bulbs, flashlights, gloves, paint, dust masks, generators…the list keeps going on and on.

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Have you ever had to call a service or repair man? Maybe you needed an HVAC technician to fix your AC or heater? Maybe you called a plumber? Maybe you had trouble with your cable TV? Maybe you needed your house painted or your gutters cleaned? Whatever you needed done, somebody came and helped you out (for a fee of course). What all of these people (plus the many many more that are not listed here) have in common is that all of them shop at industrial supply stores for all of their tools, supplies, gadgets, test equipment, motors (OEM, general purpose, ect.), safety equipment, little boot covers to not track mud into your house, wire, cable, MRO supplies, etc., etc., etc.

Next time you are out shopping, look around at the things that are not for sale; the pallet jack used to bring merchandise from the backroom to the sales floor, the light bulbs that light up the store and the fixtures that the bulbs sit in, exit signs, emergency lighting, spill kits, fire extinguishers, cash registers, cleaning supplies (mops, buckets, brooms, floor scrubbers, chemicals, gloves, etc.), video / surveillance cameras, the radios that employees use to communicate with each other, hard hats, bump caps, paper towels and toilet paper in the restrooms (plus the dispensers that hold the paper products), soap for washing your hands (plus the soap dispenser), hand driers, the door chime that goes off when you walk through the entry way, the shelves that the merchandise is sitting on, etc., etc., etc. All of this stuff is bought at an industrial supply store.

Amusement parks wouldn’t stay in business without merchandise from industrial supply stores; neither would most businesses you visit. Cities across the globe would be dark. “But I didn’t shop at an industrial supply company…I shopped at ABC company.” You may have, but more than likely the ABC company buys from an industrial supply store, marks it up, and then sells it to you.

Can you imagine a world without toilet paper, without being able to use the gas pump, not having light once the sun set, or even having that morning cup of coffee? Industrial supplies really are the backbone to modern society. It may be a broad term, but that is because it covers a broad range.

We are being completely honest when we say, “At AllFate we have what you need, because there is a need for what we have.”

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Principles of Lean

The five-step thought process for guiding the implementation of lean techniques is easy to remember, but not always easy to achieve:

  1. Specify value from the standpoint of the end customer by product family.
  2. Identify all the steps in the value stream for each product family, eliminating whenever possible those steps that do not create value.
  3. Make the value-creating steps occur in tight sequence so the product will flow smoothly toward the customer.
  4. As flow is introduced, let customers pull value from the next upstream activity.
  5. As value is specified, value streams are identified, wasted steps are removed, and flow and pull are introduced, begin the process again and continue it until a state of perfection is reached in which perfect value is created with no waste.

LEAN ACTION PLAN

Getting Started

  • Find a change agent, a leader who will take personal responsibility for the lean transformation.
  • Get the lean knowledge, via a sensei or consultant, who can teach lean techniques and how to implement them as part of a system, not as isolated programs.
  • Find a lever by seizing a crisis or by creating one to begin the transformation. If your company currently isn’t in crisis, focus attention on a lean competitor or find a lean customer or supplier who will make demands for dramatically better performance.
  • Forget grand strategy for the moment.
  • Map the value streams, beginning with the current state of how material and information flow now, then drawing a leaner future state of how they should flow and creating an implementation plan with timetable.
  • Begin as soon as possible with an important and visible activity.
  • Demand immediate results.
  • As soon as you’ve got momentum, expand your scope to link improvements in the value streams and move beyond the shop floor to office processes.

Creating an Organization to Channel Your Value Streams

  • Reorganize your firm by product family and value stream.
  • Create a lean promotion function.
  • Deal with excess people at the outset, and then promise that no one will lose their job in the future due to the introduction of lean techniques.
  • Devise a growth strategy.
  • Remove the anchor-draggers.
  • Once you’ve fixed something, fix it again.
  • “Two steps forward and one step backward is O.K.; no steps forward is not O.K.”

Install Business Systems to Encourage Lean Thinking

  • Utilize policy deployment.
  • Create a lean accounting system.
  • Pay your people in relation to the performance of your firm.
  • Make performance measures transparent.
  • Teach lean thinking and skills to everyone.
  • Right-size your tools, such as production equipment and information systems.

Completing the Transformation

  • Convince your suppliers and customers to take the steps just described.
  • Develop a lean global strategy.
  • Convert from top-down leadership to leadership based on questioning, coaching, and teaching and rooted in the scientific method of plan-do-check-act.
(taken from lean.org)