We are pleased to announce the data integration of Orbweaver Connect in support of Sonic Manufacturing Technologies’ supply chain solution – Supply Chains at the Speed of Light™. Sonic partnered with Digi-Key Corporation to unveil the model that exchanges purchasing data within seconds of sensing demand and delivers components to manufacturing lines the next business day.
“We are thrilled to have worked with Sonic on this endeavor,” said Tony Powell, Orbweaver’s co-founder and CTO. “This is how the parts supply chain should work. Information should be readily available, nearly instantly, to help manufacturers stay on schedule and minimize delays in delivery, which has a direct impact on a business’s bottom line.”
“It was great to partner with Orbweaver on this effort. They have a great understanding of the industry and how to effectively work with its suppliers,” said David Ginsberg, VP of Supply Chain for Sonic Manufacturing Technologies. “We expect 65% of our direct spend “MRP” purchasing to be automated within the year using Orbweaver Connect™ for integration, transport and standardization.”
“Through this integration process with our trading partner, we found Orbweaver easy to work with, knowledgeable of the industry and very capable,” said Steve Vecchiarelli, VP of Supply Chain at Digi-Key. “I expect Orbweaver’s technology solutions, and the inherent peer-to-peer security offered by Orbweaver to be a critical component of similar integrations for Sonic Manufacturing in the future.”
The model was tested in a live environment for two months and successfully delivered over one million components to Sonic “at the speed of light”; full fiber optic network speed without human touch. It will be rolled out to other top suppliers over the next year.
About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC
Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Orbweaver Platform empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
About Sonic Manufacturing Technologies
Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (Fremont, CA USA), is a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) supporting many of the tech OEMs and startups of the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) and western United States. Sonic established its reputation on quick-turn high-complexity prototypes, NPI and production and has grown over the years to offer this same level of support on the sustained production of business and consumer products; including medical. With over 80,000 s/f of manufacturing space and 8 automated surface mount lines; they are perhaps the highest capacity EMS facility on the West Coast. Sonic is privately owned & proudly operated by its executive management team. For more information, go to www.sonicmfg.com.
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com