MAHLE Clevite Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has introduced its first online supplier portal.
The portal provides a centralized system for suppliers to manage orders and other account information more efficiently, which in turn allows MAHLE Clevite to better meet customer needs, according to a press release.
Using mahleclevitesupplier.com (suppliers needing a username and password should contact a MAHLE Clevite administrator), suppliers have the ability to accept or decline purchase orders, enter shipping information with tracking, view performance metrics, change the lead time for a particular product as well as request early shipments to expedite the order process, according to the company.
The supplier portal also improves communication and efficiency between the purchasing department and suppliers. The portal generates automatic email notifications for all new purchase orders, weekly reports on upcoming shipments and on past-due orders and parts.
Additionally, purchase orders and reports can be viewed, saved and printed at all times and mass emails can be sent to all MAHLE Clevite suppliers.
“Overall, the new supplier portal helps reduce operating costs, improve inventory efficiencies and strengthen the supply base, so that we can provide better service to customers,” said Markela Skenderi, information technology (applications analyst), MAHLE Clevite Inc. “MAHLE Clevite customers will surely benefit as we continue to provide industry-leading delivery fill rates.”