American Machinist

System streamlines supply-chain communication.(Case books)

AN OHIO-BASED TIER-ONE, HEAVY-VEHICLE PARTS MANUFACTURER, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) does business with 219 suppliers. It recently incorporated an Internet-based e-collaboration system called Mx Supplier Collaboration from e-Ventus Corp. The system lets companies easily view releases, promises, shipments, receipts, and performance indicators that define the supplier-customer relationship. The product not only streamlines Bendix CVS's business but also that of its suppliers.

Anchor Tool & Die Co. produces metal stampings and assemblies and is a long-time supplier to Bendix CVS. Through Mx Supplier Collaboration, the shop obtains information from and supplies information to Bendix CVS that was previously difficult or impossible to share. …

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