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NEC, a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, has improved the performance of its supply chain in its European operation, using a range of solutions from Kewill, a leading provider of global solutions for the dynamic supply network.
Using Kewill, NEC Europes 3,000 users in 19 operating companies can now manage purchase orders, invoices and despatch notes to their many suppliers, to the tune of thousands of orders per day. Kewill e-Biz-Manager, a leading B2B gateway solution, can manage any kind of communication in any territory and convert it into standard EDI formats.
Dr Pang, NEC European Technical Support Manager, said, It is always difficult to develop EDI, but Kewill has helped us make it easy. Kewill exceeds in both the moving and transformation of data. Now, we have a system that gives us full visibility of our business, it is no longer a black art.
The new system also provides greater visibility for all parties, enabling suppliers to log in via the web to look at details of transactions and their status. Dr Pang explains, This enables us to keep our promises to customers and to make changes quickly, because we can see where problems may be occurring as soon as they arise.
The system now also provides order history, so NEC Europe can see where the same problems may be occurring over and over, enabling them to make adjustments in advance. NEC Europe can in addition view order history, to see where the same problems may be occurring over and over, enabling them to make adjustments in advance.
Kewill has been supplying network-based solutions to NEC Europe for seven years now, based on e-Biz-Manager software, which provides a B2B gateway solution that tightly integrates systems and applications, allowing NEC Europe to exchange business information electronically with its internal systems, business partners, trading communities and customers.
Dr Pang said, the latest version is stable, modular, easy to use and provides both order tracking and web access. It is also very reliable across 100 or more interfaces developed by Kewill.
About NEC Europe Ltd.
A leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, NEC began business in Europe in the early 1970s. Since then, NEC's activities have steadily increased to include sales, manufacturing and R&D functions. Today, NEC has 19 affiliated companies, employing approximately 3000 personnel, located across Europe. NEC offers its customers high quality products, services and system solutions to facilitate greater business development opportunities.
About Kewill Systems Plc
Kewill Systems Plc is a leading provider of global solutions for the dynamic supply network. The dynamic supply network enables enhanced responsiveness to customers through flexible connectivity between partners and systems, providing improved visibility and effective compliance, bridging the gap from a traditional rigid supply chain.
With over 35 years experience in the supply chain space, Kewill is a long-time innovator of software focusing on business integration, order management, transportation management, international trade logistics, service logistics and visibility solutions for global trading communities.
Kewill has implemented over 40,000 systems worldwide and our global customer base which entrusts us with the management of their supply networks includes Allianz, A.N. Deringer, Atlantic Forwarding, Baltrans Logistics, BHS, DHL, DSV, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, Glasgow City Council, JD Williams, Littlewoods, Mazda, Mitsubishi, MMA, Nintendo, Nisa Todays, Legal & General, Panalpina, Philips, Pratt & Whitney, Sainsburys, Texas Instruments, TNT, Towergate Insurance, UPS.
The Dynamic Supply Network
The dynamic supply network enables enhanced responsiveness to customers through flexible connectivity between partners, suppliers and other parties in the supply chain, providing improved visibility and effective compliance, bridging the gap from a traditional rigid supply chain.
Over the past 15 years supply chain solutions have matured from simple forecasting and factory scheduling applications through supply chain planning and supply chain execution onto supply chain event management as businesses have seen the benefits of improved visibility and the ability to make real time decisions across the extended supply chain. These solutions have to cater for relationships beyond the four walls of factories, warehouses and offices and provide capability across countries, regions and continents.
We no longer see the supply chain as being a linear process of steps from sourcing of raw materials to the final end customer use. It is in fact much more complicated and creates a true cross-functional network of global partners all dependent on the performance of the other to ensure the product reaches the end customer in the most efficient and profitable manner. Kewill believes that this widened scope and capability is what creates true dynamic supply networks.
The ever increasing amount of global trade will inspire businesses to find ways to reduce potentially longer lead times, manage more complex supply chains and to do this whilst working with more partner organisations and a greater requirement to be able to demonstrate compliance with regulatory controls. Those businesses who accept the challenge will look to solution providers like Kewill who have not just a suite of integrated products but also deep domain expertise required to deliver excellent customer service thereby generating greater business opportunity and enhanced profits.