Supply Chain Partnership
How does Swagelok Northwest (US) help reduce procurement costs? With powerful, flexible eBusiness tools.
At Swagelok, we know you are challenged to do more with less, using the systems you already have in place. That’s why we developed a suite of flexible eBusiness tools that can integrate directly into existing business systems and deliver immediate return on investment.
Every customer has different purchasing and procurement requirements. We can configure our system to meet your needs.
Get quotes and place orders online. Browse products by category, performance requirements, physical characteristics and more. Yet still get personal service from your customer service representative. All online quoting and ordering goes directly to Swagelok Northwest (US) , your local Swagelok sales and service center. The biggest difference? You can order parts at 3 a.m.
We conduct transactions in a variety of electronic formats tailored to meet your needs. Electronic payments are made in cooperation with AMEX and major banks. Register for the eStore today.
Barcode-based inventory management
You can manage your site's inventory – it doesn’t have to be salesman managed. Some customers like doing it themselves to ensure bins are filled according to corporate processes. Our reporting tools can show your stock usage, inventory turns, current stock levels, and other metrics. Inventory Management Software (IMS) is a fantastic tool for those customers who are off the beaten path, allowing them to reorder parts automatically via auto-syncing. In some cases this can be a better fit than the standard e-store. IMS incorporates online order approval for supervisors.
We address your needs to save money in transaction costs with our eBusiness solutions, which work with virtually any system you employ.
Our online purchasing system can integrate with any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system — SAP®, Oracle® or others — or international marketplace, such as Ariba® and cc-chemplorer. We support punch out and round trip programs, enabling a seamless link between your ERP or marketplace and Swagelok.com.
Transactions are simple — in many electronic formats. Electronic payments are made in cooperation with AMEX and major banks. Also, we enable password-protected AMEX purchasing cards, with spending limits and cost-center codes, ensuring accuracy and convenience.
Even with a centralized procurement system, all purchases are delivered through local authorized sales and service centers. So each of your company locations — anywhere in the world — can still enjoy local Swagelok support.
Inventory management comes to iPhone
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) provides customers with savings opportunities by reducing inventory and eliminating downtime. Swagelok Northwest (US) now also offers a revolutionary new way to manage the Swagelok components that you keep stocked in your field inventory.
Vendor Managed Inventory
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) provides customers like you with savings opportunities by reducing inventory and eliminating downtime. An analysis of your organization’s internal processing costs, receiving costs, and inventory management may generate significant cost savings.
The benefits of a Vendor Managed Inventory program include:
- Reduces the amount of needless overstock
- Prevents delays caused by backorders
- Minimizes part obsolescence
- Decreases the number of orders placed and inventories submitted
- Allows for more effective use of Stores Department time management
- Reduces inventory carrying costs
- Reduces delivery costs
Please contact your key account manager to conduct a needs assessment. Each VMI is customized to fit the way you run your business. Inventories are generally housed in metal enclosures, auto cribs or peg boards and can be made stationary or mobile for ease of use.