Irwin Industrial, a value-added distributor of parts for production, is enhancing its supply-chain solutions offering, adding key personnel and expanding its headquarters, in recognition of recent and planned growth. Irwin Intelligent Bin (I2B) systems automatically detects low individual-item inventory levels and instantly sends alerts, eliminating the need for counting trips, safety-stock, emergency orders, and line-down situations. The system was debuted at the recent Markham Eptech show.
I2B is the newest offering of replenishment programs from Irwin Industrial, who have been recognized as a leader in vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs to many of the largest and most sophisticated equipment manufacturers in Canada for decades. I2B provides supply-base consolidation opportunities to a broader range of applications in medium-sized organizations’ stock rooms, on the shop-floor, and at workstations.
I2B is part of Irwin’s Smart Supply Solutions, spearheaded by Richard Michaud who has assessed, implemented and managed dozens of replenishment programs at automotive, aerospace and electronic equipment manufacturers. Richard joined Irwin this month and has a wealth of experience in business development, technical sales, and product management, with 17 years as director of materials management programs at Toronto-based Interfast Inc.
To accommodate its growth, Irwin Industrial is expanding its Aurora ON headquarters by 30%. The expansion will include demonstration and staging areas for Smart Supply Solutions, a franchised brand showroom, a work cell for value-added assembly and kitting, as well as increased warehouse area.
Irwin Industrial, established in 1970 and headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, is an ISO9000 supplier of electro-mechanical components and fasteners with warehouses in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New York.