August 16, 2017 | News

Smarter Procurement Solutions to Reduce the Logistics Need

Imagine a capability, in the form of an application that can minimise the impact of obsolescence and significantly reduce the amount of inventory held in Defence warehouses. A modern capability that enables the Military User to choose the latest part to meet his requirement, safe in the knowledge that an effective change management system is enabling him or her to order the latest part that is fit for purpose.

After careful analysis of these, and other, key challenges that constantly face defence customers, TVS is introducing its proven e-catalogue to make life at the sharp end that much easier.

A Smarter Procurement Solution

Smarter procurement begins with swift and accurate product identification. This must be reinforced by detailed equipment data so that the risk of incorrect or duplicate ordering is minimised.

TVS’ e-catalogue is a content rich, customer-facing platform that enables fast and effective product identification, to eradicate downtime for customers, maximise equipment availability and provide complete visibility.

In an initiative to optimise the e-catalogue service for its defence customers, additional features have been introduced to make it even more systematic. The new, Cyber Essentials approved version, which fully integrates into any existing system, also hosts the following new features:

  • Multi-device compatibility including mobile-ready design
  • Improved site navigation (including mega-menu function) and ease of use
  • Unique user features
  • Real-time stock availability
  • Cyber Essential Security
  • Identify and order the correct parts with the minimum of clicks
  • Detailed back-order information (such as ‘back in stock’ information)
  • ‘Related and alternative items’ options
  • Virtual Warehousing
  • Individual user commercial terms
  • Single Sign On (SSO) capability
  • Order Status Management
  • Order validation capability

How this Adds Value and Reduces the Logistics Need

Unlike other counterparts on the market, the TVS e-catalogue is not a stand-alone product. It is an integral part of a comprehensive suite of market-leading, end-to-end, supply chain solutions; a customer facing shop window to a myriad of specialist resources.

One example of this is the TVS inventory management capability which optimises stock levels and accurately forecasts requirements through the continual tracking, measuring and monitoring of part’s demand. By optimising supply chain visibility, TVS is able to minimise availability risk, whilst significantly reducing costs for its defence customers.

More importantly however is TVS’ commitment to the security and ongoing protection of data from the threat of cyber-attacks. The TVS e catalogue has successfully been awarded the Cyber Essentials accreditation, ensuring that it meets government-endorsed security standards and TVS remains compliant in the face of evolving regulations.

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TVS has been adding value and applying their innovative approach to supply chains across a diverse sector base for over 100 years. For more information please get in touch.

POSTED ON August 16, 2017