CINCINNATI, OH, U.S.A. (February 5, 2013) – Supply Dynamics (www.supplydynamics.com) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by a unit of one of the world’s largest diversified manufacturers to evaluate over 6,000 parts using its technology driven process, Part Attribute Characterization. The Customer will use Part Attribute Characterization to identify and classify its C-Parts by their raw material makeup. This classification will be instrumental in the development of an engineering catalogue for use in the development of new parts. This catalogue will be used to conduct smarter RFQs when transitioning C-Parts to new part suppliers.
Part Attribute Characterization is a software-driven service in which customers provide their digital blueprints or other engineering data and Supply Dynamics deploys an army of experienced engineers to document the significant attributes associated with those parts. Supply Dynamics then delivers a comprehensive tabulation of these attributes by part number that can be leveraged for engineering, strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, quality, and materials management initiatives.
Chuck Eisenhauer, Senior Technical Project Engineer, believes, “We will continue to see strong growth in Part Attribute Characterization because of its ability to provide OEMs with the information they need to make strategic sourcing decisions. Each of our customers has a different purpose for Part Attribute Characterization, but we are continuing to see more of our customers use this data to understand their raw material requirements for specific parts and collectively, standardize sizes, and identify opportunities for aggregate purchasing.”
For more information, please contact Mr. Bob Hales, Director of Market Development at (513) 965-2000 or visit www.supplydynamics.com.
About Supply Dynamics: Supply Dynamics is the leading provider of material consolidation solutions known as “Material Demand Aggregation.” Located in Cincinnati Ohio, Supply Dynamics utilizes proprietary processes and IT solutions to provide OEM customers with real-time visibility and control over the materials that go into their finished parts – especially the materials that go into the parts made by their Tier 1 and Tier 2 outside part fabricators. Provided in a hosted “software as a service” model, the Supply Dynamics multi-enterprise platform exchanges critical-to-quality data with virtually any number of legacy MRP/ERP systems, providing customers with a single, unified view of how finished part materials are impacting their business. Supply Dynamics’ suite of web-based tools and reports allow customers to instantly forecast and negotiate common materials and monitor the timely order and supply of materials across their extended supply chain. This enables an OEM and its supply partners to know that materials being produced, ordered, and delivered are synchronized with actual finished part demand. It also allows the OEM to measure on-time delivery of raw materials to production sites and outside part fabricators, to standardize materials and to identify users for surplus, excess and obsolete materials. Material Demand Aggregation is applicable to numerous industries providing a means for OEMs to coordinate the actions of each link in the supply chain to dramatically improve efficiency and predictability of supply. Supply Dynamics (www.supplydynamics.com) is a member of O’Neal Industries, the largest family-owned metals service center in the U.S. with sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2011. O’Neal Industries is headquartered in Birmingham, AL and has more than 90 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about O’Neal Industries, visit www.onealind.com.