Recharging Its Supply Chain

Duracell completes implementation of Eventra's VendorSite

Milford, CT -- October 12, 2001  Eventra, a provider of Internet-based supplier relationship management (SRM) software, today announced that Duracell, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of high-performance alkaline batteries, has completed the implementation of Eventra's VendorSite for its direct materials supply chain.

Duracell has extended the VendorSite solution from an earlier pilot program to the majority of its direct material suppliers for US manufacturing plants and packaging operations, which represent 85 percent of Duracell's material spending each year.  Duracell's supplier network ranges from small distributors to billion dollar companies.

VendorSite was a perfect match for our Just In Time planning and supplier collaboration requirements, said Erik Lawson, Manager of Procurement for Duracell.  We look forward to better communication and a closer relationship with our supplier base thanks to VendorSite.

In addition to configuring VendorSite to meet the unique business processes of Duracell, Eventra assisted in the rollout.  I can't say enough about how thorough, professional, knowledgeable and supportive the Eventra team has been as we launched this supply chain initiative, Lawson added.  We've had a great working relationship with Eventra every step of the way -- beginning with the consultative sale to configuration and implementation all the way through to rollout and user support. 

The Eventra team has thoroughly enjoyed working with a leading manufacturer such as Duracell to help improve its supply chain process, said Stuart Sawabini, Chairman of Eventra.  Our success with Duracell is another clear example of how VendorSite adds significant value to major manufacturers.  We have been able to create substantial time and cost savings by streamlining the company's planning, forecasting and collaborative supplier communications.