Total Value Purchasing

Unique Value and Proposition

To delight our customers and earn their trust by providing flexible scheduling and quick response for their ever changing needs. We provide savings through our shipping and vendor managed stocking programs. We reduce time and effort and avoid surprises by communicating from order receipt through order delivery. We simplify their buying experience by providing multiple in-house processes and managing outside services. This one-stop shop approach eliminates lead time and satisfies our customer’s challenging machine part needs.
Our philosophy at The Flinchbaugh Company is to embrace long-term strategic planning. Customers who share this approach with us realize greater overall efficiencies, rather than focusing solely on short-term unit costs. We call this total value purchasing.
The Flinchbaugh Company has considerable expertise in supply chain management, which is a key facet in total value. We have a clear understanding of the objectives senior purchasing people have in terms of overall cost optimization.
We also integrate with our vendors and our customers’ vendors to provide strategic sourcing solutions, providing greater efficiency. Customers benefit from a reduction in procedures such as transportation and inspection, and administrative overhead costs – saving time and money.

QUALITY & LEAN MANUFACTURING

The Flinchbaugh Company not only holds ISO 9001:2008 certification, but also operates in compliance with the Government’s MIL-I-45208A standards and Mil. Spec for CARC painting and welding. The Flinchbaugh Company is also ITAR and ATF registered.
In conjunction with several manufacturing partners, we are also implementing the principles and practices of LEAN Manufacturing. This means we strive to eliminate waste, optimize efficiency, and commit to a program of continuous improvement. All employees have been trained in basic lean operating principles and two have completed an extensive Lean Certification program through MANTEC.

As a result of these principles, The Flinchbaugh Company has been recognized by customers as an outstanding supplier of quality machined parts. We were awarded Small Business of the Year by a major government supplier, and have been nominated for numerous other prestigious awards, including the 2013 Small Business  Governor’s Impact Award for the state of Pennsylvania.