QuoteWin-Win Situation

PolyDyne solution reduces quote cycle times for Western Electronics

Austin, TX  December 13, 2001  Contract electronics manufacturer Western Electronics has completed implementation of an e-sourcing solution from PolyDyne Software and has already reported increased productivity in its supply chain, according to an announcement this week from the solution provider.

Western Electronics has been using PolyDyne's QuoteWin solution at its North American headquarters in Boise, Idaho, since June. QuoteWin provides an online request for quote (RFQ) process tailored to the sourcing needs of contract electronic manufacturers.

Based on the initial results of the installation, Western Electronics reports that it has seen a reduction in quote cycle time, an increase in supply chain productivity and a significant savings in procurement costs as a result of the QuoteWin system, which is currently being used to manage Western's worldwide quoting process.

According to PolyDyne, QuoteWin has streamlined communications, accelerated internal sourcing processes and provided accurate quote data to Western's extended supply chain, which includes major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and suppliers.

"PolyDyne's QuoteWin solution has improved communication between all elements of our extended supply chain," said Dena Wilson, materials manager for Western Electronics. "It has enhanced our sourcing process by optimizing supply chain efficiencies, building stronger relationships with our suppliers and significantly reducing time to market for new product introductions."

Western's OEM customers have high growth rates and short product development cycles and require advanced supply chain technologies to manage these demands. QuoteWin allows Western Electronics to meet time-to-market and time-to-volume requirements of its OEM customers by turning around quotes faster and more efficiently. By providing deep analyses on quote statistics and sourcing competitiveness, QuoteWin allows Western to react quickly to changes in the marketplace, PolyDyne says.