Würth Additive Launches Digital Stock Providers Platform Pushed by 3D Printing – 3DPrint.com


Final week, on the Additive Manufacturing Customers’ Group (AMUG) Convention in Chicago (March 10-14), Würth Additive Group (WAG) launched its new stock administration platform, Digital Stock Providers (DIS). WAG is a part of Würth Trade North America (WINA), itself a division of Würth Group, the world’s main distributor of fasteners and one among Germany’s largest non-public corporations.

DIS’s tagline encapsulates the groundbreaking thought behind the platform: “All the time in Inventory”. Both by way of in-house printers related to DIS, or by means of WAG’s personal community of contract producers, WAG’s clients can monitor half availability, substitute out-of-stock elements, and keep on prime of their provide chains digitally and in real-time.

In a presentation on the exhibition corridor ground at AMUG, WAG’s CEO, AJ Strandquist, defined the platform and demonstrated its ease-of-use. With WAG workforce members strolling across the sales space carrying tablets, Strandquist famous how customers obtain stock alerts by way of push notifications and entry step-by-step directions for printing elements.

In a press launch about Würth Additive Group’s launch of Digital Stock Providers, the chief VP of Würth Trade for Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Americas, Larry Stevens, mentioned, “Managing hundreds of thousands of various SKUs throughout 4 continents has geared up me with each the data and firsthand challenges of stock administration. Our expertise has demonstrated how digital stock, complemented by our world-class Vendor Managed Stock (VMI) applications, considerably aids our shoppers straight on the manufacturing unit ground. With the launch of Digital Stock Providers, the Würth Group reaffirms its dedication to offering top-tier bodily and digital stock options on a worldwide scale.”

Strandquist mentioned, “We deeply admire the Würth Group’s important funding in advancing our subsequent technology of stock administration instruments for our clients and their ongoing help in spotlight improvement inside the [AM] indsutry. Equally, we’re indebted to the [AM] group for his or her invaluable help and steady suggestions all through our [DIS] improvement. Our choice to announce DIS at AMUG stems from our want to introduce an answer that not solely serves this group’s rapid wants but additionally fosters the growth of trade purposes, encourages the expansion of future customers, and creates new income alternatives for [AM] mental property.”

I’d been wanting ahead to the DIS launch for a while main as much as AMUG, and WAG delivered. It’s not straightforward to evoke ardour a couple of matter that, on the floor, appears so mundane. Strandquist makes it look straightforward, thanks largely to the workforce at WAG, together with DIS venture supervisor Victor Kurtz, world director of expertise and technical merchandise, Mikhail Gladkikh, AM lead technologist — and AMUG Dino — Ed Tackett, and world advertising lead Katelyn Lennon. You additionally actually needed to admire the workforce’s dedication to the bit, with many of the WAG staff in crimson jumpsuits and the sales space structure designed to seem like a store ground.

Moreover, the tagline, “All the time in Inventory”, is without doubt one of the greatest I’ve heard in awhile, however in the end this isn’t one thing that may succeed due to advertising prowess, alone. It’s a product that can solely achieve success within the palms of the fitting group. With that in thoughts, I like DIS’s odds. After all, it additionally doesn’t damage that the dad or mum firm has probably the greatest logistical networks on the planet to faucet into. Somebody goes to make an thought like this work. WAG could have all the fitting components.

Photographs courtesy of Würth Additive Group

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