Keeping your supply chain running ~ TFC’s tips for streamlining your supply chain ~

by TFC Europe Ltd

TFC supplies high quality components and bespoke production line inventory solutions to customers across Ireland from its facility in Portadown, Northern Ireland. The company has experienced personnel on the ground to service customers to the highest standard.

Even the smallest, cheapest component can cause production downtime if not delivered on time. To keep customers’ supply chains running, TFC offers bespoke vendor managed inventory (VMI) services, so manufacturers can consolidate their suppliers and streamline inventory management. Customers benefit from reliable access to the components they need, saving time, money and stress.

The VMI service has been adapted in light of the pandemic, for example to minimise handling and time on site, to keep customers and staff safe. TFC offers overnight installations, bin pre stocking and pre labelling to help you access the components you need while minimising time on site and maintaining effective social distancing This means VMI customers can safely obtain the components they need, when they need them.

Another supply chain technology the company has seen good results with recently is vending machines. Implementing vending technology for consumables, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), means inventory can be carefully managed to ensure correct distribution. Vending can limit excess usage, leading to 25 to 40 per cent reduction overall.

Think global, look local

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, TFC has helped customers address supply chain challenges, using its global network of suppliers to procure high-quality parts and supplying from domestic depots.

TFC also passes on the cost reductions to its customers it achieves by purchasing on behalf of numerous businesses from UK distribution, UK wholesale, European and Far East partners.

Collaboration is key in securing the future of British manufacturing supply chains. Want to benefit from a partnership with TFC?

Call 028 3881 8301, or visit

This material is protected by MA Business copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

About Us

The mission of ‘MADE in Ireland’ is to reflect and promote the success story that is Ireland’s engineering sector by reporting on the manufacturing and design exploits of Irish companies and in turn to offer those companies an information resource that accurately reflects their markets.

Get In Touch