Wesco IoT partner program innovates on supply chain, sustainability convergence

June 5, 2023
Wesco forms Innovation Partner Ecosystem, announces expansion of IoT Advisory Services.

Wesco International (NYSE: WCC) in May announced an expanded portfolio of technology services designed to help customers, suppliers and partners navigate an increasingly dynamic global marketplace. The provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain products and systems is now partnering with its customers, installation partners and its manufacturer base globally, to provide innovative strategies to help businesses deliver meaningful return on investment.

Complementing Wesco's existing products and services portfolio, the distributor's newly expanded capabilities include the formation of an Innovation Partner Ecosystem; the expansion of internet of things (IoT) Advisory Services; and the opening of a new solutions innovation center in Glenview, IL.

Per a May 24 press release, Wesco's newly formed Innovation Partner Ecosystem will work together to develop solutions to help customers achieve aggressive goals around electrification, automation and IoT, grid modernization, security, supply chain consolidation and digitalization.

Comprising a premier group of product and software companies, the distributor's consortium currently includes: APC, Arcules, Axis Communications, Belden, Bosch, Cisco Meraki, Commscope, Corning, Crestron, DMI, Eaton, Leviton Manufacturing and Panduit.

In its newly opened center-of-excellence facility, located in Glenview, Illinois, Wesco will develop, co-innovate and demonstrate technologies and connected solutions from strategic suppliers and its Innovation Partner Ecosystem.

IoT Advisory Services

The distributor has also expanded its global IoT advisory services. As stated by the distributor:

As information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) come together, customers across every sector are looking to gain real-time, data-driven insights into their businesses. Through our combination of IT and OT expertise, deployment support, installation enhancement services, broad portfolio of products and supply chain expertise, Wesco and its partners help integrators and end-user customers define a clear path to solving their most important operational challenges by harnessing IoT.

"Wesco's innovative digital solutions are another synergy resulting from the transformational combination of Wesco and Anixter and represent a key milestone in achieving our vision of being the best tech-enabled supply chain solutions provider in the world," remarked Wesco Chairman, President and CEO, John Engel.

"In a world fraught with supply chain challenges, technology convergence and sustainability demands," Wesco said the new programs and partnerships underscore the distributor's mission "to build, connect, power and protect the world."

Engel concluded, "Our expanded set of services will enable new markets and business opportunities for our suppliers and strategic partners. Our customers will benefit from our scale and global technical resources to deliver dynamic solutions that drive innovation and together, we will unlock value across our entire ecosystem."

For more information visit: www.wesco.com/IoT.

On June 22, 2020, the WESCO and Anixter merger was completed. At that time, John Engel, WESCO's Chairman, President, and CEO related in this video how the distributor intends "to create the premier electrical, communications, and utility distribution and supply chain solutions company in the world."

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