Simplify your supply chain and reduce costs

WWT helps companies accelerate global technology deployment by helping them create effective supply chain management processes to dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to get the right IT products with the right configuration to the right place around the world.

Supply chain management isn’t just about technology and logistics – it’s also about information. We have strong partnerships with a number of OEMs and other vendors to move information along with physical goods to dramatically reduce product lead time and increase predictability for our customers. WWT utilizes tight vendor and customer systems integration to make procurement as efficient as possible to support massive, global deployments.

Our Integration Technology Center was created to reduce the risk, cost and complexity of IT deployments by providing a controlled environment in which to test, configure, and repackage systems so that they’re ready to be deployed right out of the box.

See the full scope of our St. Louis supply chain operations in the below video.

A Global Partner

WWT operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, and can fulfill product virtually anywhere in the world. To ensure product integrity for our customers, we coordinate with multi-vendor, global enterprises to manage complex international supply chains. No matter where in the world you do business, WWT can help.

WWT Supply Chain Management

We bring a centralized, global, consistent system to product quoting. To meet agreed upon service level agreements (SLAs), we dedicate inside sales representatives to customers. These employees are single points of contact that coordinate with our pre-sales engineers to ensure multi-OEM configurations are validated as well as rectify inconsistencies in global pricing.

When you’re ready to place your order, we’re ready to start filling it. Because we’ve invested in B2B integration with our major OEM suppliers (such as Cisco Systems) and distribution partners (like Ingram Micro), we can quickly initiate the fulfillment of the material upon formal acknowledgement from the customer.

Nobody likes to wait. Our material planning process accounts for fluid bills of material (BOMs) and bridges gaps between procurement and engineering teams. By analyzing historical BOM data, we help you understand patterns in your supply chain to develop a plan for advanced stocking of product that will be consumed in the near future.

This ensures you don’t overstock common products or get caught off guard by project ordering. We work with a variety of OEMs to optimize our supply chain, which can significantly reduce or eliminate 15-45+ day lead times.

We have the flexibility to meet your consumption patterns and engineering activities. We can break out shipments incrementally to crossdock products to the field, or we can deliver products from multiple OEMs in one shipment with consistent labeling and packaging to prevent bottlenecks at your receiving dock.

On top of this, we asset tag each and every device before shipment, so we can transmit asset number, serial number and pertinent order details to our customers. With this detailed asset reporting, you can maximize the use of capital investments within your organization or explore means for selling or trading-in product.

On-site installation of technology often requires various customer resources along with support from multiple suppliers or contractors to complete turning up equipment. This makes it difficult to set up and maintain an implementation schedule, and changes to this schedule often mean significant extensions or cost overruns. We help customers receive product at the final site in a manner that requires the final turn-up step to be only the connection of power and network.

Using highly skilled employees working in our integration labs to pre-build, kit and test equipment before delivery, we lower onsite labor costs associated with receiving, assembling and testing equipment by more than 40 percent. Shifting work to a central facility also ensures consistency and build quality as we follow ISO standards and manufacturing-type quality controls during the assembly process.



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