Don’t let the unexpected set your project back. Day or night, Summit is there when you need us. Just call your local Summit service center 24/7/365 and a knowledgeable associate will promptly return your call and resolve any situation.
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Your time and money are valuable, and to prove just how much we understand the critical needs of your business we invite you to visit one of our counters. You’ll experience Summit’s service difference not just through our experienced and knowledgeable associates, but also our fast response times – so fast we’ll even put a guarantee on it.
“At Summit, I feel I’m among friends. I walk in and everybody calls each other by name. Not only is there a friendly atmosphere, counter service is fast and accurate.”
– Rick E. Carter, project manager
Through our 30-Second Counter Service Guarantee®, you’ll never have to wait for service. Just press the button at our sales counter and you’re guaranteed service within 30 seconds or you’ll get a $5 Summit Bucks®. Use the coin on your next purchase or redeem it whenever you like.
This signature service began more than 30 years ago when Summit made a commitment to serve our customers the right way. At Summit, you are never just a number.
Need your order fast, but can’t come by our counter right away? Order ahead with our 20/20 Will-Call Guarantee®. Simply place your order by phone or online at Summit.com and we guarantee it’ll be ready for pick up in just 20 minutes or we’ll give you a $20 credit on your account.*
We know the importance of filling your orders quickly and accurately – every time. That’s why Summit was one of the first distributors to offer trademark service guarantees to our customers.
When your project demands materials fast, we’re already on our way. Summit’s fleet of delivery trucks hit the road every day so you have the right products when and where you need them. We track our on-time delivery performance on every order to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our customers no matter where they are.
Our delivery service starts with our trained sales and warehouse associates who pull your orders quickly and accurately according to your specifications. Then our uniformed drivers ensure a safe and timely delivery direct to your jobsite – as often as your project requires.
Because safety is paramount, each driver has completed Summit’s driver safety program and our vehicles undergo regular preventive maintenance and inspections. Every delivery vehicle is also clearly marked with a vehicle ID and the toll-free phone number of our driver safety hotline should there ever be a concern about a Summit driver or vehicle.
Product isn’t the only thing Summit delivers quickly and reliably. We scan delivery receipts into our system and immediately make proofs of delivery (POD) available to you. We also include the cropped delivery signature on the lower left of Summit’s original invoice, which improves invoice processing.
Using Summit's online services , you can view and download proof of delivery documents and invoices with POD signatures directly from Summit.com. You can also request to receive emailed invoices and proofs of delivery according to a schedule you prefer.
In our business, it’s not just what we know, it’s who we know. Summit’s built strong relationships with the industry’s leading manufacturers, ensuring we stock the name brands you trust – so you can trust us as your hassle-free supplier.
Since our local inventory is based on your needs, we have just the right items for your projects, even ones that are hard-to-find.
This gives each of our service centers the flexibility to provide specific materials in the quantities our customers demand. And as one of the largest electrical distributors in the country, we negotiate great prices and pass those savings on to you.
You’ll benefit not just from the vast inventory selection we offer, but also from the exceptional service and product knowledge our team provides.
Your projects demand a reliable supplier – one who delivers the right materials when and where you need them. To assure consistent availability of your required project materials, Summit leverages advanced forecasting and inventory management tools. Our enterprise system not only inspects our inventory five times a day to identify shortages, it also maintains safety stocks to guard against stock outages.
With access to more than 2.5 million items within the electrical industry, Summit can also check our manufacturers' inventory for stock availability, back-order status, and substitute items. Need a specialty item or hard-to-find product? We can direct order just what you’re looking for, and provide expert technical help straight from our partner manufacturers or in-house support teams.
Take a look at the depth of our inventory selection and real-time availability in our online store.
SAP gives us the ability to adapt to your specific requirements while providing key data reporting to help you track critical processes. With such flexibility, Summit can offer custom solutions that meet your site-specific needs, superior inventory control, and faster, more effective customer service.
You can reduce your inventory expenses and still have all the materials you need when you need them. With a just-in-time (JIT) service contract, Summit will manage your inventory requirements so you can focus on what you do best.
As your sole supplier, we’ll not only stock your supply list for you, but also deliver all of your required jobsite materials within 24 hours. You’ll save on inventory storage and transportation costs while decreasing inventory surplus and waste. Even costly job delays will be a problem of the past.
Summit’s been servicing JIT contracts since 1983 because we recognize the value these services bring to your business. Reliably providing materials to our customers “just in time” is our service standard, and we’ve made the process stronger and more effective through our refined procedures and advanced systems.
We are prepared for the unexpected. To safeguard inventory during adverse situations, Summit has a number of contingency plans that keep business operational.
Key systems along with support from our network of service centers and manufacturers will help maintain Summit’s operations following a natural disaster. Depending upon the scope and scale, Summit associates can immediately put salvage or damage control operations into action. If computer capacity is lost, we’ll bring in back-up tapes from our off-site storage area then establish a telephone link to provide for prompt reopening of our affected service center.
If we’re out of stock on a material, your local service center can locate and purchase the material from another Summit location, the manufacturer, or another distributor.Manufacturer Strike
Manufacturers generally warn distributors of possible strikes in advance, allowing us time to order larger-than-usual quantities if strike rumors show signs of being realized.
No matter how large or small your project, it demands expert service for the lowest overall cost. Summit’s integrated supply capabilities will support even the most stringent job requirements while optimizing your project’s efficiency.
The depth and breadth of our inventory helps ensure uninterrupted operations at your facilities. We can even manage your jobsites separately so each one has its own inventory forecasting parameters and material reorder points. With streamlined ordering and reporting across all of your locations, you’ll be able to monitor your inventory and materials usage in real-time, making it easy to identify slow moving or dead stock at each jobsite.
Inventory ordering and replenishment is simple with Summit’s customized MRO procurement options. We can help you choose the integration method that’s right for your project needs.
The easy-to-use web portal MySummit® connects you to Summit’s inventory management and logistics systems, allowing you to monitor inventory levels and view real-time availability of materials assigned to any Summit-managed location, including warehouses, job trailers, and cages.
You can analyze purchase history and material usage patterns by account, job, purchase order, or date range; plus track quantities and purchase values by material or manufacturer over a period of time.
Our knowledgeable sales team and project quotations specialists work closely with your engineers and project managers to acquire the most cost effective materials while taking the hassle out of sourcing hard-to-find products. We’ll even make your onsite materials management simple with our Advanced Managed Project Services program, known as AMPS®.
AMPS incorporates all the critical functions you require for transparency and control, and features a menu of supply services you can customize to match your individual project requirements. This results in reduced overall costs and increased efficiency.
Whether your onsite storage location is a job trailer, dedicated space in your warehouse, or a Summit-managed mobile facility offered through our Summit OnSite® service, we can customize just the right solution for your project.
Designed for onsite materials management, AMPS® is a comprehensive menu of supply services that you can customize for your individual projects, ensuring you get the greatest efficiency at the lowest overall cost. The program is effective at keeping inventory surplus and waste to a minimum on large industrial or commercial projects that require a supplier-managed inventory system.
You’ll reduce total overall costs associated with supply management for manufacturing facilities, industrial construction projects, and large-scale plant maintenance operations.
With customizable mobile storage at your construction or manufacturing jobsite, you’ll benefit from cost-effective and efficient onsite inventory management.
Each of your locations will have its own inventory parameters and restocking points yet you’ll have seamless materials management across every jobsite. Your experienced project team will work with you on inventory set up, order entry, scheduling, and expediting, and help you choose the onsite set up that’s best for your project – Summit-manned or customer-manned facilities.
When we staff your jobsite, we’ll manage the tracking, stocking, and distribution of your electrical material so you can focus on your project. We can even preconfigure and stock modular mobile logistical units so they’re ready for operation as soon as they arrive on your jobsite.
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The mobile application lets you to scan bins or items at your customer-manned onsite facility then enter the exact quantities you need. You can also select products from your site-specific catalog or enter search terms to find just the item you need.
We’ll show you how to maximize the mobile app for placing orders, tracking products, and replenishing your inventory electronically – all with just a few quick clicks. It’s easy to set up and will greatly reduce errors and stock outs while saving you time.
We start by buying all cable up front based on your cable schedule, ordering master reels according to combined totals of individual, like circuits. Each time an order is entered, our system designates the best reel or batch to use in filling your order, maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste.
We’ll keep your critical cable runs in stock to eliminate lead time issues, and you’ll only pay for the wire and cable you receive for use. Our wire and cable management system also allows us to track your individual circuits down to the specific project installation.
These industry pricing services can easily connect to your electrical estimating software, such as Accubid or McCormick, to accurately quote products and assemblies for your next project – all while using your account-specific Summit pricing.
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Whether your operations are overseas or you just need to ship materials abroad, you can rely on Summit for timely delivery of your materials according to international requirements.
Our Houston-based International Sales Division is a convenient global distribution center with a team of multilingual export professionals. Our expertise in export laws and regulations, packaging and shipping procedures, and preparation of customized letters of credit ensures that your materials ship safely and securely to any destination in the world.
We also have a sales office in Dubai, UAE, which gives us a strategic trade port presence in the Middle East. Some of our international customers include engineering companies, energy firms, construction companies, petrochemical plants, fertilizer plants, small international distributors, brokers, and resellers.
No matter where in the world your business takes you, Summit can deliver.
Global electrical supply requires specific capabilities. Through our International Sales and EP&C Divisions, Summit has provided products and services to projects all over the world.
From negotiating special purchasing agreements to managing your onsite material, we can help you achieve successful project results from start to finish anywhere in the world.
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