Ensuring the steady, timely delivery of precision cast parts is a high value process for most manufacturers. Maintaining stockpiles of castings is costly, inefficient and can result in damaged parts. Worse, yet, is running out a casting and halting production. An excellent solution for inventory management is a just-in-time delivery service. Castings are made in advance on a pre-determined schedule and stored at the foundry until the manufacturer is ready for them. This saves space at the company, parts usually can be made available quicker, and invoices are not sent until the castings are shipped. It isn’t always the best option, but it is worth a good look.