Decrease costs and cycle times with Direct Materials Sourcing

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Utilize Teamcenter® to shorten cycle times and lower costs for your supplier sourcing procedures. RFx (request for information, proposal or quotation) template authoring, controlled processes for managing events including multiple round processing, automatic tracking and communication, detailed cost breakdowns, bid analysis, and award nominations are all features of Direct Materials Sourcing’s effective early bidding processes. Using a secure supplier portal, authorised bidders may receive and view bid requests that are packaged with part specifications, reference information, and instructions.

The supplier portal will subsequently be used by bidders to submit their answers. Before modifications are accepted, you can identify cost drivers early in the product lifecycle and the impact on the supply chain thanks to Teamcenter’s Direct Materials Sourcing.

Reach your cost objectives with Direct Materials Sourcing. Read more about these features below.

Intuitive supplier web portal supporting multiple use cases

Use Teamcenter Direct Materials Sourcing to reduce training needs and make sure that participants in your sourcing processes can work with sourcing sponsors in a productive and effective manner. Suppliers can use an easy-to-use, secure supplier web interface to submit bid data to a sponsor and quickly access, download, and upload sourcing event and associated data information from a Teamcenter sponsor. Respondents may ask you questions about RFx events using the web portal’s communication centre, and you may answer with information.

Round-trip sourcing integrated with product development processes

By tightly tying buying’s operations to those of product developers and other functional groups, you may increase the impact of purchasing inside your company by using Teamcenter Direct Materials Sourcing. This makes way for more tactical cost-cutting options. It is possible to harmonise specifications and streamline shared processes like New Product Introduction (NPI), Engineering Change Request (ECR), and Engineering Change Notice (ECN), allowing for the standardisation and reuse of parts. Value analysis can also be used to produce improvements to specifications that are more cost-effective.

Secure information exchange with RFx respondents

The maximum level of secure contact between the Teamcenter sponsor and RFx responses is offered by the Teamcenter Direct Materials Sourcing option. With key features like bid event creation, supplier notification, control processes for event management, inclusion of part and reference information, a supplier web portal for receiving bid requests and bid proposals, automatic tracking and communication, detailed cost breakdowns, bid analysis, and award nominations, Teamcenter enables you to streamline your direct materials sourcing process.

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