January 4, 2018

PPAP Documents have been updated, “F-247-3.xlsx”. Changes include a blank “Process Capability Study” and the “Part Submission Warrant” has been updated to identify “new” tooling owned by Alto-Shaam or Enthermics. Please use this new version for your submissions, and remove any previous revisions from your quality system.

December 12, 2017 – Receiving Hours During Holidays

Alto-Shaam’s receiving operations will be closed Thursday, December 21st through Monday, December 25th resuming Tuesday, December 26th through Thursday, December 28th  and then  closed Friday, December 29th through Monday, January 1st resuming. Please make the necessary shipping arrangements to adjust to this schedule. Any questions regarding deliveries or specific requests should be directed to the appropriate Buyer.

September 2017 – Updated Carrier Instructions

Alto-Shaam has nominated OIA Global Logistics as our primary provide for all air and ocean freight imports into the US, exceeding 100kg.

Alto-Shaam OIA Global Logistics Letter

September 2, 2016 - MRP Forecast Now Available

Alto-Shaam now has the capability to provide a 12 month rolling forecast for purchased components to our supply base.  The forecast is specific to each supplier and can be accessible through the Supplier Portal.  If you are interested in receiving the forecast, please contact your designated Alto-Shaam Buyer.   

February – Supplier Scorecard Changes

The following are changes that have been incorporated starting with the January 2015 results.

Tactical scorecard:

Inventory Control –Inventory Turns metric has been eliminated.

Strategic scorecard:

Velocity - PO date vs.Receipt Date has been replaced by Replenishment Lead-Time.  This metric is the average days required to ship after receipt of Alto-Shaam purchase order (or release).  The lead-time excludes transit time. 

The changes to the Strategic scorecard will be reflected in the Q1-2015 scorecard which will be issued in mid April.

We will continue to evaluate the supplier scorecard and the metrics used to insure that it accurately measures a supplier’s performance and that the scorecard continues to be a vital tool in driving continuous improvement within our supply base.  Please contact your Alto-Shaam purchasing representative if you should have any question.

Automatic Debit of Nonconforming Material

Effective April 1, 2014 Alto-Shaam will begin automatically issuing debits for nonconforming material that has a value of $100 or less - the material will not be returned to the supplier. The value will be based upon the quantity and value at the time the nonconformance has been identified. The purpose of this change is to reduce our time and cost associated with such low value nonconformance’s. Please contact your Alto-Shaam purchasing representative should you have any questions.