in need of digital twins of cutting tools
with requirements that go beyond what ToolsUnited may provide.
ToolLink allows suppliers of any size to add or update data directly on demand, without sending an unlimited amount of Excel sheets back and forth.
One single communication channel based on harmonized standards between you and your suppliers will ease the data supply.
See how it works:
Set up your ToolLink portal
ToolLink is your Supplier Portal. CIMSOURCE sets it up for you, including branding. Add your suppliers contact information. Use the message editor to prepare for automated email communication. Inform your suppliers about this new and direct communcation channel.
Specify data requirements and cross check
Upload the item numbers you are looking for in ToolLink. The item list will automatically be cross-referenced with the content of ToolsUnited. As ToolLink pulls the data from ToolsUnited a data check will be executed based on selected rule system. Missing items or missing properties will be indicated.
Issue data request & monitor
You send a request via ToolLink to each supplier that needs to fill in missing items or properties. The workflow engine helps the user to monitor the delivery process.
Give your suppliers time to react
Each supplier subject to your ToolLink request has to log onto your ToolLink. Suppliers have two options to provide the required data. Either interactively via the ToolLink user interface or via bulk data upload using Excel or XML.
ToolLink will guide your suppliers in case they are not familiar with DIN or ISO standards.
Data aquisition using ToolLink is a team effort.
The cooperation of your suppliers is critical to success.