CNC Machining Supply Chain Management

Full-Scale Supply Chain Integration

Trace-A-Matic is committed to being your trusted partner and ally in business. We are experts at managing the flow of goods and services related to CNC machining. As a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier, Trace-A-Matic offers a competitive advantage through product design for manufacturability, massive machining capacity, vast managed special processes, real-time inventory management, and unmatched customer service. We are ready to work with you to plan and manage every aspect of the machining process from start to finish.

Raw Material Sourcing

Effective supply chain management SCM starts with sourcing. Trust Trace-A-Matic to source your castings, forgings, and fabricated weldments. We have long-term relationships with many industry leaders recognized for outstanding metal products or services. We masterfully machine exotic metals and are ready to source material for you as well. Our ERP system triggers material buying based on material lead time and forecasted volume ensuring raw material is always on hand.

Lean Manufacturing

Trace-A-Matic practices a programmatic and lean approach to manufacturing under a continuous state of improvement. We look at the machining process as a whole, which provides much clarity when planning the proper course to achieve desired results. We continue to invest in state-of-the-art equipment, provide ongoing employee training, maintain a rigorous quality system, and streamline overall processes. This approach eliminates waste, shortens production cycles, optimizes response times, and produces superior products for our customers.

Special Processes

Trace-A-Matic provides complete turn-key solutions with our managed network of integrated processes. These processes include thermal hardening processes, coatings, EDM (electrical discharge machining), deep hole processing, gear cutting and grinding, surface finishing, machined part balancing, porosity impregnation, and welding with many Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation. View the complete list of services.

Inventory Management

Trace-A-Matic is eager to develop an inventory management program tailored to meet your exact needs. We partner with customers to provide complete forecast-driven SCM, Kanban Pull System replenishment, raw material acquisition, and other stocking strategies. Our supply chain management professionals ensure proper inventory levels, that product flows to meet customer demand, and on-time delivery of customer orders. Trace-A-Matic is a climate-controlled, multi-facility machine shop operation with locations in Brookfield, WI, and Houston, TX, with over 300,000 square feet of combined manufacturing and warehousing environment.


Managing global supply chains requires the need to export final products outside the United States. Trace-A-Matic provides freight forwarding services through several supply chain partners known for their expertise in documentation, customs requirements, and overseeing all other activities required.

Contact Trace-A-Matic today about our CNC machining services or request a quote for your next project!