WESCO International Inc. (NYSE: WCC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has joined ETIM North America.
The global supply chain solutions and distribution company said Thursday it had joined the product classification standards organization, which is a non-profit chapter of ETIM International. The organization is responsible for the translation and adoption of the ETIM product classification model to “support consistent communication of technical product information from manufacturers to end-users in the North American wholesale electrical industry and related construction and industrial sectors,” ETIM said.
“We are pleased to be involved in setting the product descriptor standards for our organization and industry in partnership with ETIM NA,” said Akash Khurana, WESCO’s executive vice president and chief information and digital officer. “The ETIM Model supports us in our vision of becoming the best tech-enabled supply chain solutions provider in the world.”
WESCO ranked No. 1 on MDM’s Top Distributors list for electrical, data and security distributors with $11 billion in 2020 revenue.
“We are excited that WESCO is joining ETIM NA,” said Mary Shaw, ETIM NA’s executive director. “I have worked e-Commerce and data standards development with WESCO’s data teams in the past and know that their product expertise helps bring the voice of their customers and suppliers to conversations. This will help us make great progress in our classification initiative and will benefit the entire channel.”