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Monthly Archives: June 2010

B2B Connex – Providing efficient purchasing processes for buyers and suppliers

The following describes a typical purchasing scenario between buyer and supplier with the B2B Connex Supplier Portal

1. The supplier is notified by e-mail

Purchase Order Email Notification
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2. The supplier easily navigates from the e-mail to the B2B Connex Supplier Portal application

3. The supplier views the new PO and decides on the appropriate action

B2B Connex Purchase Order
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4. The supplier may request negotiable changes as required. Negotiations can be completed on a price, quantity and delivery date

5. The buyer sees the supplier’s response on a work-list

B2B Connex Purchase Order List
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6. The buyer views the request for a change

7. The buyer acts on the request, and accepts/rejects the change

Buyer Accepts Purchase Order Change
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8. The purchase order change is sent back to ERP from the Portal

The B2B Connex solution provides a simple and easy to use supplier portal to help facilitate a 2 way negotiation between a supplier and a buyer. The solution provides everything a buyer needs to communicate with suppliers while removing:
– paperwork
– faxing
– telephone calls
– confusion
– re-keying

Additionally, the B2B Connex supplier portal provides a process for tracking PO fulfillment and an audit trail of activity, available for reporting.

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Strategic Sourcing – Top 5 features for a supplier portal

Thanks to the PurchasingB2B magazine for providing a recent article called “Bye-bye, busy work!”. The article provides details behind one of our customers experiences with the B2B Connex vendor portal.

You can find the article on the B2B Connex vendor portal here

During the writing of this article, B2B Connex will soon provide new functionality to help extend and support your supplier quality initiatives including the 8D process.

What to look for when researching a supplier portal solution:
1. Remove common barriers of communication like lost emails/phone calls
2. Provide robust reporting and supplier metrics
3. Allow all suppliers to collaborate in a easy to use interface without the need to update supplier infrastructure
4. Provide the ability to negotiate on delivery dates, and price if required
5. Remove processes that don’t add value, such as trading purchase orders

Have you reviewed your purchasing and quality processes? What parts of the process would you like automated?

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