Supply Chain Managment

Complete Supply Chain Management For Class C Components And Beyond

Often the OEM's most challenging supply chain to manage, "Class C Components" or "C class parts" are the terms used to characterize high volume, low cost (or HVLC) parts and materials used in the assembly of a durable product, or by the manufacturing process itself. This represents an extremely diverse range of standard and engineered components.

Examples of Class C items include all types and styles of:

  • Standard & Semi-Standard Fasteners
  • Screw Machine Products
  • Wire Form Products
  • Forgings
  • Engineered Plastic and Metal Rivets
  • Clamps Bearings and Bushings
  • Stampings and Fine Blankings
  • Tapes
  • Adhesives + Glues
  • Springs
  • Abrasives
  • Cloth + Felt Products
  • Tubular Products
  • Sheet Metal Fabricated Components
  • Retaining Rings
  • Electrical Wire Routing Fasteners, Ties, Housings, etc.
  • Plastic Injection Moldings
  • Rubber Products such as Grommets, Bumpers,
    Caps, Bushings, Strips, O Rings, Seals, Hose,
    Rubber to Metal Bondings, etc.
  • Foam Products
  • Pressure Sensitive Switches and Strips
  • Labels & Decals
  • Bagged and Kitted Components
  • Packaging Materials
  • MRO Products

Including: Screws & Bolts | Engineered Nuts | Stamped & Spring Steel Fasteners | Plastic Fasteners & Components|
| Cable Management Components | Addtional Components Styles


Self managed, global cost optimized supply chains
for a wider range of component types and styles.


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Engineered Components Expertise

   Multiple award winning supply chains for engineered components to the OEM

Utilizing Whitesell Group means being able to source a much broader range of standard, engineered and highly specialized metal form products all directly from one lower fixed cost manufacturer. And when blended with Whitesell's 25 years of Distribution/Logistics core-competence, the result is a total end-to-end supply chain solution that delivers substantial cost advantages across a wide range of measurement: Piece Price, Total Assembly Cost, Process Elimination, Vendor Consolidation, Outsourced Supply Chain Management, Customized and Scaleable Point-Of-Use VMI, Inventory Elimination, Cash Protection, Design Engineering Savings, Application Engineering Savings, and a markedly superior capacity for value innovation.


Complete engineered solutions, from standard spring steel fasteners to highly engineered application-designed components, Whitesell has over 25years of expertise in fulfilling needs and design requirements.


Partnering with the leading global manufacturing brand names for rivets, Whitesell's highly experienced engineering staff can provide application specific solutions with fully supply chain management.


An automotive favorite for reducing cost, weight and eliminating corrosion issues, Whitesell's own design innovations and depth of experience make Whitesell a preferred OEM choice for engineered plastic fastening product and supply chain solutions.


For mounting tube, conduit, cable, wire or other typically cylindrical shaped objects. With a multiplicity of standard/custom sizes and property types available, Whitesell is a premier choice for comprehensive engineered and supply chain managed solutions.


For blind applications requiring an internal thread, this specialty fastener type has been used by automotive, aerospace, transportation and defense industries for decades, and has long been a Whitesell supply managed product family.


An often overlooked alternative to machined shoulders and other traditional fasteners, retaining rings can deliver surprising material and assembly savings opportunities.

One Source With A Full Range Of Options

MRO Supplies

Can be delivered through the same custom supply chain system as your production components for greater ease, efficiency and opportunities for substantial hard and cost savings.


Bagged And Kitted Components

Utilizing Whitesell's bagging and kitting capabilities can mean reducing or eliminating your own vertically integrated processes as well as often yielding a reduction in part and material cost. From pre-packaged global cost optimized kits from Asia to fully customizable and/or smaller quantity bagging here in North America, Whitesell can deliver a supply chain solution that creatively addresses your needs.