Some customers request a certification or “cert” when ordering fasteners and installation tools. There are many different types of “certs” that recognize a level of achievement related to a company, products, or processes in a company. Many products come with a certification that ensures its quality and strength in order to meet production codes.
Advance Components, an industrial fasteners master distributor, has partnered with SmartCert by Aramid Technologies to streamline the certification process.
SmartCert uses QR codes to bind documentation to parts while adding a layer of security with packages and shipments by eliminating paperwork. Digital certifications for fasteners will connect us all to the vital information needed.
How it works
The Advance Distribution Team will call up the cert on their smartphone, print and affix a QR code to the packing slip and the shipping label to provide real-time access to the product certifications. Digital links to the certs will also be included on the packing list.
Certifications that are not in the system can be captured by a hand-held scanner or smart-phone and stored digitally. New certs can be added any time as parts are changed or modified. Advance’s ERP system is connected with the SmartCert API, which allows for the push and pull of data to initiate and automate certs.
Alex Acosta, Advance’s Director of Operations, says the SmartCert technology will reduce duplicated and manual steps in the cert management process, and will allow the distribution team to work more efficiently and effectively.
- 24/7 access to when and where you need it
- Self-service tools
- Centralized archive of SmartCerts® from your vendors
- Real time updates
- Up to 10 users to expand access internally to certs
- Streamline workflow
Several of Advance’s suppliers, including Parker Fasteners and Goebel Fasteners, have already partnered with SmartCert, which will make the certification process for those products fast and effortless.
Learn more about the process here.
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