Many WHMA members join for one or two specific reasons. The main reasons are to be listed on the website, discounts on WHMA/IPC conferences/tradeshows and discounts on training materials/standards. But many members do not realize there are many more benefits within their membership. I am going to write about the top 5 “other” member benefits that every WHMA member should be utilizing.
- WHMA Excess Inventory Listserv
WHMA/IPC is pleased to announce a NEW member benefit for Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s members that addresses the industry’s challenge to find inventory.
The WHMA Excess Inventory Listserv is a mail list system for posting/searching excess inventory. With this system WHMA members will be able to send email lists of materials they wish to sell, as well as receive emails listing materials that other members have available. In addition, archives of previous message postings can be searched online.
This service is Free and Exclusively for WHMA members.
To register for the Excess Inventory Listserv, WHMA members will need to login and access the Member’s Area https://whma.org/my-account/, then click on the WHMA Excess Inventory Listserv link for instructions. If you are a WHMA member and do not have a login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
- Join a WHMA Advisory Committee
WHMA is committed to LEADING (by providing knowledge and best practices), EDUCATING (by developing standards and distributing information) and CONNECTING (by fostering relationships) professionals throughout the Wiring Harness Manufacturing Industry. To help us achieve these goals, we have created advisory committees to engage and utilize the WHMA members expertise.
Below is a list of WHMA committees.
Trade Show Committee
Board Liaison – Gustavo Farell, Cesar-Scott & Joe Deman Amphenol-CTI
Mission: To strengthen the bond between WHMA/IPC association and the EWPTE show. Address show Policy recommendations. Provide voice of customer guidance. Provide strategic Growth recommendations. Provide educational needs guidance.
Board Liaison – Gustavo Farell, Cesar-Scott
Mission: To discuss opportunities WHMA visibility – Trade Shows (outside of EWPTE) and Conferences, Communications – Social media/Digital/Print
Annual Meeting Committee
Board Liaison – Joe DeMan, Amphenol – CTI
Mission: This group is focused on the programming and activities of WHMA annual meeting. Additionally, this group would serve as a sounding board for IPC educational development
A-620 Engagement Committee
Board Liaison – Bud Bowen, Winchester Interconnect
Mission: Ensure that the WHMA membership is actively represented and participating for balance in the A-620 standard development
Government Relations Committee
Board Liaison – Donnie Hill, Precision Manufacturing
Mission: Work with the IPC/WHMA Government Relations office in Washington to identify issues pertinent to WHMA membership
To sign up for a committee, go to https://whma.org/advisory-committees/.
- Job Postings
The WHMA job postings page is a great place for professionals in the wiring harness industry to look for career opportunities. One of WHMA association’s main goal is to CONNECT members and foster relationships. This job board allows for industry focused job listings to be seen by qualified job seekers.
- YRC Worldwide Discounts
WHMA has partnered with YRC Worldwide to bring our members better shipping prices and the comfort of knowing that they will take care of their freight. Whatever our members are shipping and wherever it is heading, YRC Worldwide shipping solutions can take care of it. YRC shipping solutions include:
- Canada and Mexico. Hassle-free shipping to, from and within Canada and Mexico.
- Guaranteed & expedited service offerings — by 9 a.m., noon, or 3:30 p.m., as well as hour-specific or day-specific delivery windows.
- Domestic Ocean. Direct service between mainland U.S. ports and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
- Consolidation and Distribution. Moving freight from one location to many, or from multiple DCs to a single drop-off, their shipping solutions are cost-effective.
- Freeze protection. YRC Worldwide provides the secure professional handling you need for your temperature-sensitive shipments.
- Best value in the industry to ensure your exhibit shipments arrive at the show on-time.
To learn more, login into the WHMA Member Only Area https://whma.org/my-account/ and click on YRC Worldwide Solutions.
- WHMA Member Only Area
One of WHMA’s primary goals for the website is to continually increase its value to our membership. A first step is creating a members-only section that will give access to exclusive content designed for its members. Included in this area is access to industry news, past webinars, past conference materials, YRC Worldwide member benefit information, Excess Inventory Listserv, Networking Listserv and more.
If you are not a WHMA member, you will not be able to access this page. If you are interested in becoming a member, go to https://whma.org/members-join-whma-manufacturer-memberships/ or email email@example.com for more information.
These are some of the benefits to being a WHMA member. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article can be found in the July/August 2021 issue of WCTI.