Mahle Clevite says its first online supplier portal, mahleclevitesupplier.com, provides a centralized system for suppliers to manage orders and other account information more efficiently, which in turn allows Mahle Clevite to better meet customer needs. Suppliers have the ability to accept or decline purchase orders, enter shipping information with tracking, view performance metrics, change the lead time for a particular product and request early shipments to expedite the order process.
Mahle Clevite says the supplier portal also improves communication and efficiency between purchasing department and suppliers. The portal generates automatic e-mail notifications for all new purchase orders, weekly reports on upcoming shipments and on past due orders and parts. Additionally, purchase orders and reports can be viewed, saved and printed at all times, and mass e-mails can be sent to all Mahle Clevite suppliers.
“Overall, the new supplier portal helps reduce operating costs, improve inventory efficiencies and strengthen the supply base so that we can provide better service to customers,” says Markela Skenderi, information technology applications analyst for Mahle Clevite. “Mahle Clevite customers will surely benefit as we continue to provide industry-leading delivery fill rates.”
Once on the website, suppliers are required to sign-in with their assigned username and password. Suppliers needing a username and password should contact a Mahle Clevite administrator.