Excellence in Innovation
Orbweaver is in it’s 10th year of driving forward the automation of sales and purchasing in the electronics manufacturing. This year, jointly with Digi-Key and Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, Orbweaver successfully automated a full end-to-end supply chain network, allowing for material requirement demand to flow directly from Sonic’s MRP solution to DigiKey with human touch only necessary to manage exceptions. This has dramatically reduced the cost and overhead burden of the purchasing and selling processes, which are still very manual and labor-intensive in our industry. This example serves as an excellent indicator of the efficiencies and scale that can be achieved through automation, and it one of the key places our industry needs to focus to continue to drive profitability.