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Advance Fulfillment Solutions – your supply chain partner!

Advance Fulfillment Solutions

Want to focus on your business and remove the costs of warehousing, shipping and supplies? Advance Fulfillment SolutionsAFS – is your solution! AFS is for manufacturers and distributors looking for a full service supply chain partner. We provide reliable shipping services; state-of-the-art warehousing; and e-commerce fulfillment. Want to learn more? Watch this 2 minute video to learn how Advance can move your business forward.

The AFS fulfillment center is centrally located in Dallas, Texas. AFS is able to reach 93% of the U.S. via ground transport within 72 hours, and 37% within 48 hours. We are happy to ship directly to your customers, or drop-ship to a site, anywhere in the country with transit times less than 4 days.

Advance Fulfillment Solutions customers have constant access to their account information via a secure cloud-based program, and the warehouse is monitored 24/7 by a sophisticated security system.

AFS customers are offered a full range of storage, fulfillment and shipping services including:

  • E-commerce order fulfillment & processing
  • Pick, pack & ship solutions
  • Custom kitting & bagging
  • Light assembly
  • Client visibility portal & real time inventory
  • Customized barcoding & labeling
  •  Freight, order and load consolidation
  • Inventory control & storage
  • Third party billing
  • Same day, blind, drop and international shipping
  • Freight management, discounted freight
  • EDI services
  • Product returns

     

The AFS simple pricing structure allows you to pay as you sell your products. You are charged only for the space you need and the orders we ship. If it doesn’t ship, it doesn’t count! 

Find out more in this video, or contact Brad Burel, VP of Sales, for more information.

Face Mask Comfort Straps

Face Mask Comfort Straps

Advance Components is now stocking and distributing a new kind of fastener that addresses the discomfort associated with face masks.  Face Mask Comfort Straps by ARaymond Industrial were created in response to an ARaymond customer’s request for a fastener that would:

  • Relieve ear discomfort caused by the use of face masks
  • Work with the existing elastic straps on the masks which had already been procured in mass quantity
  • Be produced in large quantities and immediately

The design team for ARaymond Industrial/North America came up with a strap consisting of multiple sets of retaining tabs, for multiple sizes, that were then 3-D printed. They were then tested with local medical professionals to confirm design intent and effectiveness.  Once the design was validated, the production team industrialized manufacturing processes in the interest of speed to market. Nine days later a mold for Face Mask Comfort Straps was running parts in production quantities.

“Stocking and distributing a fastener that brings relief to people who must wear a face mask for long periods of time, is both important and gratifying,” says Gary Cravens, president of Advance.

Face Mask Comfort Straps are the ideal fastener for individuals who must wear a face mask for long periods of time. The straps come in black, and or in packages of ten. Custom colors are available with custom orders.

Brad Burel Promoted to VP Sales

Brad Burel is now Advance’s Vice President of Sales. He was previously Director of National Sales for several years. In his new position Brad will be leading an initiative to unify the company’s sales and account management team members into a new single unified sales team. Brad started with Advance Components in 2000, departing the company in good standing after 3 years to move to North Carolina to be closer to his family. But as they say, “once you are in the fastener business for three years, you are in it forever.” So, Brad came back to work with Advance in 2007 where he worked in Account Management. He transitioned to the role Regional Sales Manager before being promoted to Director of National Sales. Congratulations Brad!

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