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Part Search: Why “Search” When You can “Find” with PARTsolutions Strategic Parts Management

See how business can improve engineering processes with a powerful part search

  Think of a child who is desperately trying to ask for something, it could be a toy or the jar on a shelf. They don’t know the words to use to convey their message, and you can’t read their mind. You have to work out a solution with their “clues,” gestures and the description using the words they do know. This can be a challenging exercise to say the least. It is not only kids who become frustrated when they don’t know the right word to describe for something. Think how many times you have tried to search for something on Google but didn't have the proper name or the right descriptive word.  This happens every day in the life of engineers and purchasers, and often reminds us of the game “20 questions” for part search. With minimal clues you must describe the part required, find it and get the best price too. find parts with strategic parts management part search

The Problem:

You are looking for a blue component, which can be used to lift something and has two holes with a diameter of 4 mm each. But how can you get to the right part with this kind of description? For this reason, PARTsolutions Strategic Parts Management provides a multitude of very helpful and intuitive searches. These part search functions include the “geometric similarity search”, the “sketch search”, the “topology search” and the “color search”. This way you can accelerate the design process and effectively find standard, supplier and self-designed parts. Starting with a real component, you will demonstrate in our workshop, how you can find the digital part for your design in the easiest, and fastest way - without knowing the right designation of the part.

In our “20 Questions” workshop we will show you:

  • How to use the search functions of PARTsolutions
  • The practical benefits for your everyday working life
  • How to use part search filters and filter assistants

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Adam Beck

Marketing Manager at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie and daughter Nora, as well as his dog Hudson and the family cat Astro.

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