Fastener Fair USA has launched Connector365 – an all year round online platform that includes a searchable directory of suppliers, and enables visitors to schedule meetings and take part in expert led virtual education.
Connector365 creates a direct appointment setting that allows visitors to connect with suppliers. “The unprecedented changes in all industries around the globe are hastening the changes that were already confronting the fastener industry supply chain,” commented Bob Chiricosta, event director for Fastener Fair USA.
Industrial distributors in many sectors are seeing OEM customers automate the manufacturing operations, and fastener suppliers – along with other parts suppliers – must provide seamless connections to order and inventory management systems, quality documentation and chain of custody tracking, as well as increased precision in parts counts and packaging.
“This demands new skillsets and adoption of world-class best practices,” continues Chiricosta. “This is what Fastener Fair USA’s robust education programme, and its wide ranging exhibition floor offer, and now we want to translate that to a virtual platform, and provide these resources all year round.”
Since bringing Fastener Fair to the United States in 2018, Fastener Fair USA has distinguished itself by becoming an all inclusive event, where all levels of the fastener supply chain and other industry leaders from around the globe come together to move forward in a constantly evolving industry.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
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