Eric Himes

By: Eric Himes on December 9th, 2022

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Understanding Woven Wire Mesh Blanket Orders

Wire Mesh

Industrial woven wire mesh is a versatile material known for its precise, rigid pore openings. Available in rolls and cut-to-size pieces, it allows manufacturers to fabricate their own wire mesh components in-house.

With the price of materials fluctuating drastically throughout the year, it can be hard to align the market with your budget. Fortunately, placing a blanket order can help make this a seamless task.

But what exactly is a blanket order, and how do they work?

W.S. Tyler has been a prominent entity in the wire mesh industry for over 150 years, helping customers remove the wire mesh roadblocks that hinder their process along the way.

With that, we wrote the following article to provide insight into everything you need to know about wire mesh blanket orders. You will learn:

  • What a blanket order is
  • How blanker orders work
  • The benefits of placing a blanket order
  • The limitations of a blanket order


What Is a Blanket Order?


A blanket order is a purchase order you and the wire mesh supplier agree upon that encompasses the shipment of a specific quantity of woven wire mesh over the course of six months to a year. With a blanket order, the mesh supplier will typically keep a designated quantity of material in stock, shipping material as needed.


How Do Blanker Orders Work?

Placing a blanket order typically starts with the customer reaching out to request a quote for a specific quantity of a specific mesh specification. The mesh supplier will then send a quoted price back as well as what shipping options are available, which you both will have to agree upon.

Here at W.S. Tyler, we can either ship an agreed amount of material to you on specific dates or promise to keep a specific amount in stock and ship to you as needed, subtracting it from the total amount. Generally, our blanket orders are good for six months or a year.

Regardless, at the end of the agreed time period, any remaining material will be shipped, and the blanket order closed. Once the blanket order has concluded, you can have it reprocessed to ensure a continuous flow of material.


Why Should I Place a Blanker Order? What Are the Benefits?

There are many reasons why you may want to consider a blanket order. First and foremost, it enables to better time the market in terms of pricing.

The pricing of raw goods continues to trend upward with no end in sight. This leaves you with the daunting task of trying to find some sort of cost consistency.

Placing a blanket order locks you into the pricing at the time of the order, meaning you will not see the changes in pricing that would occur if you ordered wire mesh as needed.

Additionally, a blanket order will help ensure the wire mesh supplier always has the mesh specification you need in stock and ready to ship. This will ultimately work to reduce lead times.

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What Limitations Are Associated With Blanket Orders?

When it comes to placing a woven wire mesh blanket order with W.S. Tyler, there are very few limitations as to what can be accommodated. In fact, the only requirement you must adhere to is the six-month to a year order duration.

That said, you will not encounter any limitations in terms of dimensions or quantities.


Learn How To Manage Your Wire Mesh Stock

With a blanket order, you can order wire mesh in bulk and have it delivered on a timed schedule over the course of six months to a year. Not only does this ensure you have a steady stream of material, but it also helps you manage the cost of your mesh.

But in terms of ensuring you always have wire mesh on your shelves, placing a blanket order is only one piece of the puzzle. You must also work out the logistics of storing a certain quantity of mesh with the supplier so you can request material at a moment's notice.

With over 150 years of wire mesh experience, W.S. Tyler is here to help you manage your wire mesh application so you can spend more time focusing on other aspects of your operation.

To learn how W.S. Tyer can help manage your wire mesh stock, read the following article:

About Eric Himes

Eric is the sales manager of industrial woven wire mesh goods with a passion for helping customers leverage the many capabilities of woven wire mesh. As he continues to learn the ins and outs of wire mesh he is determined to help you implement a solution that is tailored to your exact needs.