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Materials Management Solutions
Distribution and Materials
Beginning in 1995 as a Southeast regional Electronics Distributor, World Micro now works in every region of the world as a certified partner to many leading OEMs and CMs as an Electronics, Aerospace and Medical Distribution and Materials Management Company.
Many customers have come to depend on World Micro to help them solve problems related to the procurement of parts at every stage of the Product Life Cycle, and solve challenging materials management issues.
June, 2011 –Office and Warehouse operational in Penang, Malaysia.
We Provide The Safety Net
Dan Ellsworth, President and CEO
Quality Has No Finish Line
World Micro continuously improves processes by focusing on Product Quality, Communication, Customer Satisfaction, Efficiencies and Training. Goal is to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for Quality and Counterfeit Abatement.
Quality – Industry Recognized Expertise
Mr. Ogg joined World Micro as the Director of Quality. Mr. Ogg is responsible for World Micro's quality initiatives, product quality, ISO certifications, technical documentation, and Quality team. Prior to joining World Micro, Mr. Ogg held senior management positions with Seagate Technology and Digital Equipment Corporation. He brings 40 years of high tech electronics experience to his position, and is a noted Expert and regular Speaker at industry trade events on Quality topics and Counterfeit Detection techniques.
World Micro has invested over $1 Million to date to detect and protect our customers from discrepancies and substandard parts.
XRF Analysis - Precious metal alloy assay and identification
Nisene JetEtch 500
JewelBox-70T Real-Time X-Ray Inspection System
Computer based Microscope
And Camera equipment at each
IDEA Inspection Process
Distribution – Electronic, Aerospace
World Micro's distribution services provide tailored solutions to our customer’s unique requirements. We are a “Customer-Centric” Distributor with an attitude and strategic focus designed to truly bring real value to our customers and the supply chain we work with.
OEMs and CMs consistently face issues that leave them frustrated with a need to source components on a regular basis. Whether it is due to prices or availability, the need is there. World Micro is very creative in solving our customer’s problems and making sure the inventory they need is on our shelves when they need it, at a reasonable cost structure and 100% guaranteed against discrepancies and defects.
In 2010 World Micro initiated a new strategic business initiative focused on serving the needs of the Medical device manufacturing community. Building upon the success of serving our existing Medical OEM customers needs with Embedded Computing Products and EOL Solutions, the new initiative brings forward the strength of our World Class Embedded Product Lines and joins them with new and exciting Electronic Component Product and Service offerings to meet the demanding needs of the Medical Device OEMs we serve.
A Freescale Technology Alliance Partner
Medical Device Focus – Patient
Monitoring and Therapy
Computing Product Solutions
And Factory Direct
LCD Display Solutions
Electronic Component Solutions
Portability Low Power Consumption Smaller Design Envelope Higher Signal Speed Solutions
Our Goal is to be a valued Partner helping our Customers pro-actively manage the 20% of critical issues that cause over 80% of their difficulties in their supply chain and new designs. The value received:
Supply Chain Survey Comments
According to a recent state-of-the-industry report from “Eye For Transport”:
Improving Internal Efficiencies
Cheaper or Better Sourcing of Materials
Investing in Tech that decreases costs
Measures World Micro Solves
Cutting Tech Investments
Real World Opportunities
Already Engaged and/or Seen
Vendor Consolidation of 134 suppliers
(customer and engaged)
Taking over production of 200 legacy products and managing distribution
(customer and engaged)
Extending a design cycle by suggesting an alternate manufacturer
(customer and engaged)
Distributing $70 Million worth of slow moving inventory, and getting access to all their customers and manufacturers (engaged)
Using the portal to give visibility to excess at 53 sites (customer and seen)
Managing Excess Issues related to all 8 divisions of Parker, and distribute
slow moving parts.
(customer and seen)
Managing over 100 ECNs a week and selling solutions for the problems they create (seen)
Real World Solutions – Case Studies
World Class Customers
World Micro was approached by Diebold to create a custom solution for the “Service” side of their business. The challenge was the number of SKU’s that still needed support on units in the field going back to the 1970’s. Diebold was searching for a vendor with a strong QC program and the ability to locate difficult and often obsolete parts in a timely manner. The solution was an agreement with World Micro who now manages over 100 SKU’s (and growing), and works with Diebold as the “master distributor” providing vendor consolidation for vendors coded as low-mid volume. This has freed up countless resources, lowered the overall operating costs, decreased the number of vendors, and improved on-time delivery rates for this critical area of the business.
Cadillac Jack, a mid-tier global gaming company , worked with World Micro who helped create immediate and long-term solutions to a chronic design issue. Like many low-mid volume users of Intel motherboards, they are subject to the whims of Intel’s motherboard lifecycle of 12-18 months. This required them to constantly be in the redesign cycle. In an effort to help prevent the constant state of redesigns, World Micro set up a 3 year stocking package of the Intel motherboard and processor beyond the last time delivery date of standard franchise distributor. To solve the constant redesigns, World Micro worked with a key partner to design an industrial grade motherboard at a price point that saved them over $58 per board from other options available in the industry. As a result, they were able to have the same motherboard in production for 5 years, and they received many “soft dollar” savings from only having one board in the field, as well as, not having to work on what would have been three redesigns in the same period.
Materials Management – The “20%” Issues We Solve
Current Issues Faced by OEMs and CMs
Through the Product Life Cycle
World Micro focuses on creating solutions to solve the 20% of issues that traditional distribution fails to solve.
Common Procurement Problems
“We Solve Difficult
Supply Chain Issues”
Time to Analyze Risk on AVL and BOMs
Single Source Exposure
Too Many Suppliers – Purchase Orders
On Time Delivery Issues
COD or short credit terms
Distributor and Mfr will not Stock Parts
Allocations – No Stock
Line Down - Expensive
At Every Stage of the
The Design Stage
(Ask us how)
End-of-Life Notices or ECNs
Last Time Buys
Shortages or Hard-To-Find Parts
Counterfeit and sub-par parts
Legacy Product Long Life-Cycles
Redesign of Parts or Boards
Inventory taking Warehouse space
World Micro’s Service Offerings
End-of-Life Management and Sourcing
Excess Inventory Management
Consigned Inventory Management
RFQ Management Tool
Customer Account Information
Networked Inventory Management
System - (NIMS)
NIMS gives an OEM the ability to balance Inventory between a network of facilities, divisions, subsidiaries and CMs…on a Global basis.
Each network member is able to view all OEM Customer Owned Inventory (COI) at every location in the network:
Customer Online Portal
OEM Excess Inventory
OEM Consigned Inventory
OEM Production Inventory
CM Excess Inventory
WM and Global Inventory