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As a 100% Employee Owned Company, all of us at Great Lakes Automation Supply are serious about being your lowest cost, highest value source for your Industrial Automation needs. We continuously work to identify ways to provide you with the quality products and services you need, on time and at a competitive price.

Nevertheless, our customers have told us that price and delivery are not enough. They also require a knowledgeable source who consistently delivers an elevated level of service, application assistance and problem solving product solutions. In short; a positive impact to their bottom line. This is who we are and what we do, each and every day.

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Great Lakes Automation Supply -- “Ownership working for you”.

Over the past decade, Great Lakes Automation Supply has perfected a structured program designed to identify cost reduction opportunities within your business and manufacturing process. Our knowledgeable account managers and application engineers utilize the results of this program to develop a roadmap to help them uncover and clearly identify the actual savings opportunities within your business.

We scrutinize savings opportunities in such areas as:

  • Variable Operating Expenses
  • Manufacturing Efficiencies
  • Information Flow
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Asset Optimization
  • Risk Management
  • Brand Protection
  • Environmental Protection
  • Process and Product Safety
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Production

Great Lakes Automation Supply has integrated supply solutions to help you manage your MRO supplies. Our various programs help you lower the cost of sourcing, ordering and managing inventories. We will work closely with you to tailor a program that fits your unique situation. These programs provide you with the following:

We scrutinize savings opportunities in such areas as:

  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership on your MRO spend
  • Documented Cost Savings
  • Optimized Inventory Levels
  • Pricing Consistency
  • Reduced Supply Chain Costs
  • Improved Overall Productivity
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Great Lakes Automation Supply has the products you need that help keep your business moving. We can help streamline your supply chain with consistent and timely deliveries to your facility or jobsite. Our distribution centers and dedicated logistics personnel provide the resources you can rely on to get the materials you ordered on time, every time.

Great Lakes Automation Supply offers many flexible E-commerce solutions that can help your business with procurement processes and can give you access to your account 24/7. Please email us with any questions or to schedule a time we can discuss how Great Lakes Automation Supply's solutions can benefit you.



Fully integrated electronic document processing solution that lets your company conduct routine business transactions through an automatic computer-to-computer exchange of business documents – sometimes without the need for third-party software depending on your business system. By using EDI to electronically process documents for purchasing, scheduling and invoice activity, you can significantly lower administrative costs.

In addition, its simplicity and speed allow you to strengthen quoting, order placing and delivery scheduling. Value added networks, also known as VANs, handle the exchange of data between trading partners. In addition to sending and receiving data, VANs are responsible for the messages and security requirements between EDI trading partners. They ensure that your transmissions are successful and that other businesses do not intercept your transmissions. FTP for EDI transaction handling is also available.


XML can take advantage of real-time collaboration between systems, no matter how similar or dissimilar they may be. You can send transactions, such as orders, in XML format and receive our outgoing XML transactions, such as order confirmations, into a format your systems can understand. Using the HTTPS transport protocol, you can ensure your transactions and data are traded securely.

XML benefits:

  • Eliminate EDI VAN and portal charges by linking directly with our server.
  • Reduce costs associated with manual transactions and their potential errors.
  • Submit inquires, RFQs, Purchase Orders, Receive Advanced Shipment Notification and Invoicing.
Online Account Access

Easy for you to get information 24/7 and self-service access

You can place orders, check product pricing and availability, view open orders, invoicing and more -- all in real time.

Designed to help you boost productivity -- by reducing the time you spend handling order entry, checking inventory or reviewing submitted orders.

Search our product file, add items to your shopping cart, and submit your order. While shopping, you can also view product information, create your own product groups, edit shipping information, and view information about your account.

Stock Room Manager

Inventory apps are available for storeroom and crib management.

  • Load Customer Part Numbers in Mobile Device
  • Load Eclipse Product File in Mobile Device
  • Search for product based on Customer Part numbers or product description
  • Create and Submit Orders for inventory replenishment
  • Scan Product Bar Codes for Inventory Orders or Inventory Counts
  • Replenish inventory based on inventory counts tied to Min/ Max’s
Catalog PunchOut

Great Lakes Automation Supply also has the capability to connect your procurement system to This allows you to populate your requisitions and purchase orders. Individual items can be searched for and added or commonly ordered items can be retrieved from the My Product Groups feature. You can still review your pricing and availability, look up product information and utilize all other features. Great Lakes Automation Supply can also provide you with an e-file of catalog items if your procurement system does not have the ability to PunchOut to We can syndicate our e-catalog data for uploading to your e-catalog.