Revving Up Supply Chain Operations

Auto supplier Borg Warner goes live with new SRM software

Bedford, MA  June 27, 2002  SupplyWorks Inc., a supplier relationship management (SRM) software provider, announced that it has completed the installation of its Web-based SRM solution at BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc. SupplyWorks MAX software is now in live production use at BW Morse TEC's operation in Ithaca, N.Y. The implementation was completed in six months.

As part of the implementation, SupplyWorks integrated its SupplyWorks MAX software with BW Morse TEC's existing J.D. Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. SupplyWorks MAX transfers data to and from the J.D. Edwards manufacturing and financial applications to streamline and automate such tasks as supplier scheduling, inventory visibility, pull replenishment, supplier invoicing and payment, trend analysis and supplier performance evaluation for the well-known manufacturer of engine timing components.

"We are impressed at how quickly and confidently SupplyWorks was able to integrate its solution with our existing ERP system," said Jackie Bangs, vice president of business systems and logistics at BorgWarner Morse TEC. "SupplyWorks MAX provides a solid platform for Borg Warner Morse TEC's production planners and buyers to communicate in real time with suppliers to plan, issue and track incoming parts and materials orders."

Having achieved successful operation in Ithaca, NY, the software will now be deployed at several additional BorgWarner Morse TEC locations, as well as at a wide range of key suppliers. SupplyWorks MAX supports multiple levels of supplier involvement and interaction, which facilitates its use across the full spectrum of supplier relationships.

Jeff Herrmann, CEO and president of SupplyWorks said that previously the BorgWarner Morse TEC buyers and planners spent half of their time manually entering data, placing purchase orders and tracking and expediting shipments. "SupplyWorks MAX automation streamlines the tasks, elevates the level at which the buyer/planners can manage the process and provides the real-time visibility the company needs to head off problems in its supply chain before they impact production."