A bunch of former SpaceX provide chain professionals just lately launched Datum – a B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that automates the procurement of CNC-machined components by matching buyer specs with provider capabilities. The trio, which incudes CEO Robert Pakalski, COO Thomas Cobbs and Chief Provide Chain Officer Ryan Nagle, has secured greater than $1 million in pre-seed funding, and is within the strategy of elevating one other $5 million in Q1 of 2022.
After dealing with quite a few obstacles in sourcing for SpaceX, Datum will look to assist producers carry complicated product options to market quicker by specializing in the inefficiencies which have develop into come frequent for superior manufacturing operations. Some of the areas of focus embody faster provider identification, safer communication and streamlining quotes.
Datum is launching with two core companies:
- Its proprietary SaaS platform that helps find the perfect provider by analyzing a CAD file and matching it with these who’ve the flexibility to provide the half within the design. A safe file switch then permits for producing and evaluating RFQs.
- A separate Managed Providers division that may help in supplementing or outsourcing buying capabilities.
Extra info is accessible at www.datumsource.com