GAITHERSBURG, Md. and LEXINGTON, Ky., – Ryan Kelly, Xometrys Senior Project Manager, is a panelist in a session entitled It Takes Two To Tango: How to Keep Both Suppliers and Customers Satisfied at Industry Weeks Manufacturing and Technology Expo on April 2 in Pittsburgh. The panel is sponsored by Dassault Systemes and moderated by Industry Weeks Supply Chain Advisor, Paul Ericksen.
The session will review the various supplier management options open to OEMs. These options set the tone for overall supplier and customer business relationships. Kelly will provide the perspective from Xometry, an industry leader revolutionizing and reshaping the manufacturing supply chain through technology.
I take a rather antagonistic approach to this topic, as I believe traditional sourcing practices dont lead to a competitive advantage because the focus is almost always on part price reduction at the bid level, Kelly said. This can only lead to modest incremental improvements and strain supplier relationships. I hope to introduce the audience to new technologies and new ways of thinking that can aid their sourcing.
Xometry is the largest online marketplace for custom manufacturing and recently launched Xometry Supplies which is an eCommerce marketplace that sells materials and tooling for manufacturers.
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Xometry is the largest marketplace for custom manufacturing, connecting companies with optimal manufacturing solutions through proprietary AI algorithms. Xometry provides on-demand manufacturing and industrial supply materials to a diverse customer base, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our nationwide network of over 2,500 partner manufacturing facilities enables us to maintain consistently fast lead times while offering a broad array of capabilities, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Injection Molding, Die Casting, Stamping, Extrusion, and Urethane Casting. Xometry has over 15,000 customers, including BMW, General Electric and NASA.
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