Vortex fast track
SALINA, KANSAS, U.S. — Vortex on June 5 announced the release of its new FastTrack program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks.

The program accelerates the 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,” said Brian Burmaster, vice-president of sales at Vortex. “It was a market-driven decision, to ensure Vortex is meeting our customers’ needs.”

Previously, Vortex utilized a first-in-first-out (FIFO) manufacturing process. In this process, standard product orders often competed for manufacturing time with more time-intensive, specialized product orders. This made for delayed order fulfillment and inefficient lead times of 3 to 4 weeks. Now, by dedicating manufacturing resources toward a stand-alone FastTrack production process, Vortex can assemble select products in quicker cycle times without delaying the production of special-engineered product designs.

“Vortex understands lead time is often a significant factor in the purchasing decision,” Burmaster said. “FastTrack aligns Vortex lead times with market expectations. Now, customers will receive the same high-quality Vortex products in compressed lead times. We are excited to offer this program to our customers.”