Fastener Fair USA has announced the launch of a year-round online platform, Connector365, offering thought leadership and industry expertise from across the fastener and fixing industry.
The virtual platform launches as a result of no physical Fastener Fair USA event taking place this year due to the ongoing pandemic, and which is now postponed until March 2021.
Connector365 will include a searchable directory of suppliers and the ability to find new suppliers through recommendations, as well as expert-led virtual education.
Bob Chiricosta, Event Director for Fastener Fair USA, said: "The unprecedented changes in all industries, around the globe, are hastening the changes that were already confronting the fastener industry supply chain."
Alluding to some of these changes, Chiricosta points towards the automation of manufacturing operations among OEM customers, as well as the need for suppliers to provide seamless order connections, inventory management systems, quality documentation and custody tracking, among other things.
"This demands new skillsets, and adoption of world-best practices," Chiricosta continues. "This is what Fastener Fair USA's robust education program, and its wide-ranging exhibition floor offer, and now we want to translate that to a virtual platform."
Stay tuned for more on the official launch of Connector365 from Fastener Fair USA, here.