ETT Spare Parts Seminar 2023

“Spare parts supply in uncertain times” was the theme of the spare parts conference ETT organized by FACTORY and Fraunhofer Austria for the 8th time on May 11, 2023. The trade event gathered around 100 spare parts logistics experts and aftersales managers at the premises of construction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson in Hörsching near Linz. And kicked off a few discussions on the current situation of supply chains. ANTARES LCS was present as a sponsor at this seminar with it’s booth.

The program began with Wolfgang Voß, Manager, Service Parts Operations EAME/CIS and Managing Director responsible for the Service Parts division of the US agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere.

The long phase of globalization of the world economy seems to end or is at least temporarily interrupted. The war in Ukraine is the main contributor to this. However, at the same time we are experiencing dislocations in the global supply base and logistics. Added to this is the increasing tendency of countries all over the world to protect their own economies through protectionist legislation, at least in the short term. Voß explores the question of how a globally active company like John Deere can meet these challenges. A strategy that is successful in the long term must encompass the entire value chain, from suppliers and the company’s own business activities to cooperation with retailers.