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04.06.2018 Solids-handling valves delivered within two weeks

Vortex, Salina, KS, has launched its new FastTrack™ initiative, an order fulfilment programme designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks. This aims to accelerate delivery of common Quantum Series™ products, including the Vortex Roller Gate™, Vortex Orifice Gate™, Vortex Maintenance Gate, and Vortex Wye Line Diverter™. “FastTrack was developed based on our customers’ feedback regarding lead times for key Vortex products,” commented vice president of sales Brian Burmaster. “It was a market-driven decision, to ensure Vortex is meeting our customers’ needs.”
Previously, Vortex utilised a first-in-first-out (FIFO) manufacturing process. In this system, standard product orders often competed for manufacturing time with more time-intensive, specialised product orders. This made for delayed order fulfilment and inefficient lead times of three to four weeks. Now, by dedicating manufacturing resources towards a stand-alone FastTrack production process, Vortex is able to assemble select products in quicker cycle times without delaying the production of special-engineered product designs.
Only predetermined products, sizes, and quantities will be available through the FastTrack programme. Any products, sizes, or quantities outside the scope of FastTrack will be subject to current lead times. Vortex’s European head office is in Darlington, UK.

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