eProcurement at SKF
eProcurement is an on-line based system used by SKF to impact ordering. It has its focus on indirect material, e.g.
- common spare parts
- hand tools
- office supply
- safety articles
What does SKF require from its suppliers to connect to eProcurement?
- A supplier needs to be selected and approved by SKF Group Purchasing - which means a commercial agreement is existing.
- A supplier needs to fill in a set-up form for connection to the catalogue portal (for uploading the eCatalogues).
- The eCatalogue will be provided by the supplier in BMECat format. SKF will provide a handbook explaining process and format (also an alternative to BMECat) in detail.
- The supplier loads the catalogue to the portal. Assuming technical correctness and compliance to SKF requirements, the catalogue will be imported to the SKF eProcurement system.
- Here it will be reviewed and approved by the responsible purchaser and afterwards published to selected SKF users.