In the installation sector it is all hands on deck. There is a screaming shortage of skilled workers while the imminent energy transition is causing a lot of extra work in residential and non-residential construction. At the same time, the installation industry is still growing. Companies continue to invest in new construction and expansion. Not only to increase their capacity, but also to make factories more intelligent and to reduce energy consumption.
In short, more challenging installation work and fewer people to implement. The technical value-add distributor can bring a solution. It has the supplies and the technology for the smart and energy-efficient factory. From the sensors, the network technology and the cabling for the Internet of Things (IoT) to LED lighting and systems for light management. In addition, knowledge about the correct implementation of components and other materials for a specific sector. Consider the requirements for explosion safety in petrochemistry or for example hygienic design in the food processing industry.
But certainly so important, the technical value-add distributor can help to make work smarter and more efficient. For example by delivering assemblies so that installation becomes 'plug & play'. This requires less time and reduces the chance of errors. What also helps is supplying all the supplies for an installation in kits, so that the technician always has the right components available and never has to search again. Just-in-time delivery on location where the work has to be done is completely ideal. And with a Kanban or any other form of sophisticated order picking management, the technician never fails.
In the installation world, too, it is all about reducing lead-time, cost savings and risk reduction. While quality remains high on the agenda. Because with relatively new developments such as IoT and LED, all sorts of new technology providers suddenly appear. The technical value-add distributor has the expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff and make every installation a success.
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