The change from paper-based processes to electronic processes can improve the process cycle time and will reduce the effort for our suppliers as well as for Bell business. The benefit of this future-oriented modification step will result in a better process quality for all our companies.
Within the scope of this ongoing optimization process we expect a basic open-mindedness for this new technology from our suppliers. All Bell suppliers shall:
Ariba software will be used to send indirect purchase orders. Suppliers will need the capability to receive purchase orders electronically either by e-mail or by signing up with Ariba Services Network. The supplier will be contacted prior to the setup of this process.