Hardware-Fasteners markets are perhaps the least understood and most opportunity rich areas for supply chain optimization. Hardware may range from low-dollar, high volume standard items (i.e. rivets) to high-dollar, low volume items that are utilized in critical load bearing parts of a product or assembly (i.e. self-locking nuts). The sheer number and diversity of part numbers for this Commodity creates unique challenges that demand rigor and discipline in planning, production, and inventory management processes associated with them. Moreover, due to their position deep within the bill-of-material hierarchy and commonality across multiple upper-level parts and assemblies, accurate forecasting and staging of inventory can be a challenge without a robust multi-enterprise solution to connect the dots..