What is the IEWC Automated Inventory Replenishment program?

Wire, cable and wire management product inventory replenishment at your fingertips — anytime, anywhere

IEWC’s Automated Inventory Replenishment System (AIR) is a web-based wire, cable and wire management product purchasing and inventory management tool. This is the next generation of our existing IEWC Customer Automated Replenishment System (CARS) that uses an Android-based scanning device and platform-independent, cloud-based site to manage the account.

Talk to your IEWC sales representative to learn if AIR could help your organization or to set up a demo of the system.

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What can IEWC AIR do for you?

   Buyers can:

  • Set and forget min/max quantities for each part
  • Reorder in seconds
  • Approve orders placed by plant
  • Consolidate PO’s & suppliers

   Parts inventory managers enjoy:

  • Automatic inventory management
  • Easy scanning & order placement
  • Greater visibility to inventory

Copper price increases show no sign of slowing, but wire & cable purchasers have alternatives

Copper costs have gone up at an exponential rate since the beginning of 2020. Costs have increased 50% from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 and market experts believe that the cost of copper will continue to increase over the next year. This begs the question as to what, if any, alternatives to copper stranding are available for purchasers of wire and cable? The answer is aluminum or fiber.

Aluminum is a lower cost alternative to copper, and while the aluminum market has also seen volatility during the last year, it has only increased 24% from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 and remains much cheaper than copper ($2,091/tonne for aluminum v. $8,477/tonne for copper).

Fiber has emerged as another alternative to copper. Historically fiber has been more expensive than copper, but with the rising costs of copper and the decreasing cost of installation of fiber, it is now a much more cost-competitive alternative. 

Click here to learn how aluminum and fiber compares to copper.

 

IEWC Managed Freight Program Saves Customers 28% Avg Shipping Costs

The Managed Freight Program (MFP) saves participating customers anywhere from 18 to 34% in shipping costs. For example, one panel engineering customer saw from a 33% savings in freight costs by switching to the Managed Freight Program from collect shipping. While they thought they were getting a good deal from their carrier, they discovered that taking advantage of IEWC's shipping volumes and negotiated rates could save them significant money.

In addition to cost savings, product shipping liability becomes IEWC’s responsibility. We choose our carriers based on their ability to successfully deliver our products to our customers consistently, but if there’s an issue with a shipment, IEWC handles all claims, communications with the carrier, and issues a credit. The program can also improve shipping times. For shipping from our headquarter warehouse, using IEWC’s carriers gives you access to their preferred pick-up times compared to collect-freight customer pick-up times.

So how does it work? Freight costs are prepaid by IEWC. Then we break the freight cost out as a separate line item from the material on the invoice. It’s as simple as that! Ask your IEWC sales representative to perform a free freight analysis for your company to determine if the IEWC Managed Freight Program can save your company money.

IEWC Ranked Number 46 Most Successful Private Company on Deloitte's 2020 Wisconsin 75

IEWC is proud to be included for the 13th year on the Deloitte Wisconsin 75! This listing of the 75 largest, privately held companies in Wisconsin includes distinguished organizations with deep roots and long histories -- much like IEWC’s 58 years in business. We’re pleased to be ranked #46 this year and salute our fellow honorees.

“The Wisconsin 75 list recognizes the important role private companies play in the local economy. Comprised of some of the state's most recognizable brands and exciting emerging companies, these organizations demonstrate incredible leadership and when called upon, adapt to help guide our state through various obstacles," said Scott Wrobbel, US central region leader and Wisconsin managing partner of Deloitte LLP.

Deloitte’s annual Wisconsin 75 list salutes the largest privately held Wisconsin-based companies. These companies play a key role in the state’s economy. Wisconsin 75 award winners are selected based on annual sales revenue. To be eligible for Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 recognition, companies must have a majority ownership by an individual(s), family, employee stock ownership plan, or private equity firm. Public companies are eligible when greater than 50 percent of the value or vote of the shares are owned by individuals, family, an employee stock ownership plan, or private equity. Additionally, companies must have annual sales revenue of at least USD 50,000. The Wisconsin 75 excludes cooperatives and accounting, tax, legal, and consulting service companies.

  


IEWC Honored for Flag Display

IEWC was recognized by the Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution for display of the American flag on our Milwaukee-area campus. WISSAR presents these awards to “recognize non-government organizations that properly and prominently display the Colors of the United States.”

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Belden: The Leader in Problem-solving Cables for Industrial Applications

Belden has been providing design freedom to engineers, builders and manufacturers for more than 100 years. With over 1,200 Belden materials stocked in our warehouses, IEWC is your go-to source for reliable cable solutions for your new device or plant. Check out our entire Belden lineup:

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IEWC People on the MOVE

Meet some of the new IEWC team members

Nancy Romo
Account Representative

IEWC Aguascalientes
10/12/2020
Alex Tajnai
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
12/16/2019
Bill Shoupe
Sales Manager

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
10/31/2020
Gilberto Rendon
Account Executive

IEWC Aguascalientes
2/1/2021
Lindsay Abramczyk
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
12/16/2019
Jamie Leonescu
President – Telecom

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
10/31/2020
Jeff George
Territory Manager

IEWC Dallas
11/18/2019
Laura Mattila
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
1/6/2020
Jason Black
Account Manager

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
10/31/2020
Daniela Gutierrez
Sales Account Specialist

IEWC Dallas
7/20/2020
Crystal LaBonte
Commercial Operations Director

IEWC Milwaukee
1/8/2020
Tiadra Carter
Sales Account Specialist

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
10/31/2020
Grace Rains-Turk
Account Manager

IEWC Greenville
11/9/2020
Bryan Barriere
Sales Account Specialist

IEWC Milwaukee
3/2/2020
Vanesa Nava
Sales Account Specialist

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
10/31/2020
Wei Sheng Ku
Account Manager

IEWC Hong Kong
3/2/2021
Samantha Garivay
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
3/2/2020
Rob Peoples
Sales Account Specialist

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
3/22/2021

Tara Lai
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Hong Kong
2/17/2021

Dean Stier
Marketing Director

IEWC Milwaukee
4/26/2021
Cameron Stansberry
Sales Account Specialist

Jupiter Communications Phoenix
4/8/2021

 
Sweet Lai
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Hong Kong
5/10/2021
Asia Barnhill
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
5/3/2021
Graham England
Account Manager

Premier Bristol
9/29/2020
Paul Garcia
Emerging Accounts Manager

IEWC Phoenix
5/24/2021
Robert Hirsch
Customer Service Rep

IEWC Milwaukee
5/3/2021
Anthony Fearne
Sales Executive

Premier Bristol
10/9/2020
Patrick Nie
Account Executive

IEWC Suzhou
11/11/2019
Nicola Sawyer
Customer Service Rep

Premier Dunstable
5/17/2021
Zeb Shahin
Managing Director

Premier Dunstable
12/14/2020
Sonja Schlott
Customer Service Rep

Premier Frankfurt
4/19/2021