Designed to keep production up and running by optimizing supply-chain management, Quality Wire EDM Inc.’s (Bristol, Connecticut) QW Elite tooling-on-demand program relieves manufacturers of the cost and logistics of spare inventory as well as the need to have a skilled technician on hand for repairs.
The program provides several benefits for a $995 annual fee. In addition to 24/7 online ordering and free one-day shipping, members receive discounts on new tool builds and emergency repair services for tools not enrolled in the program.
Form tools, punches, dies, shims, inserts, and other items ship with mill, heat-treat, and conformance certifications. The password-protected ordering platform allows for unlimited accounts with individual logins for each buyer along with the ability to attach purchase order numbers and buyer’s notes. Parts can be scheduled to coincide with preventive maintenance cycles.
To enroll, a member company selects a set of details that will be put under contract. Quality Wire EDM recommends starting with the most important and mission-critical wear items. Once the list of details is established, Quality Wire EDM will procure the specified material and begin production. While that’s happening, the member company is assigned a custom password-protected URL at www.qwmfg.com.
Items enrolled in the program are displayed with full-color pictures of each detail under contract and a “buy now” button. Instead of having an experienced employee work on maintenance and repair, log in and order. With tools ready and waiting to be shipped, QW Elite promises to cut down on unscheduled overtime when a machine comes offline unexpectedly.
To enroll, visit www.qualitywire-edm.com/elite.
Quality Wire EDM Inc., 329 Redstone Hill Road Bristol, CT 06010, 860-583-9867, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.qualitywireedm.com.
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