Clear announces B2B exchange

Clear has launched its new own-brand e-procurement service in partnership with e://volution.

Clear has launched its new own-brand e-procurement service in partnership with e://volution.

The e://volution supply chain management system was founded by the West Auckland printing company Norcross and has been used by Clear itself for six months. Clear says a portal based around its branded service, Trading Point, will be launched in the next few weeks.

Clear says it prefers to handle a system that has been proven in New Zealand, rather than adapting offshore products. E-business manager Wayne Nicholas says Trading Point will reduce costs for both suppliers and buyers by:

  • Automating business procurement and removing paper-based processes.
  • Compressing procurement cycle times.
  • Increasing accuracy.
  • Reducing inventory levels.
  • Enabling recording and reporting on key performance indicators.
  • Enabling consolidated billing for multiple suppliers.

Trading Point can also help with maintenance, repair and operational expenses.

Supplier catalogues specific to each customer can be viewed via the Web browser and users can place orders, seek authorisation, check order status and receipt online. User profiles are definable by budgest, cost centre and category.

Clear says soon businesses using eprocurement will be able to take part in B2B exchanges giving Kiwi firms the chance to trade globally.

Suppliers already listed on the site include Avenue, Empower, Cafe Express, Deane Apparel, MasterTrade, NZ Safety, Office Products depot, Corporate Express, Liquor King, Freightways, Protector Safety, B&H Group, Fresh Flower Company , General Packaging - Crown Worldwide Movers, Norcross Printing and Trade Tools.

E://volution director James Dale says the partnership with Clear provides a proven robust scalable platform for businesses.

Details can be found on www.evolution.co.nz.

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