ARCUS® SIM is a central platform for collecting, storing and managing supplier data, that helps reduce the risk to brand and ensure supplier compliance.
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Companies providing facilities management services often have long and complex supply chains formed from organisations providing services at local, regional, and national levels, meaning that managing these and ensuring compliance throughout the supply base can be a difficult and time-consuming process. By the very nature of their business, companies providing facilities management services source products and services for a vast array of requirements from across the globe to ensure best value and quality to customers from a large number of suppliers often operating in countries with different legislation to their own contracted operations. This can result in a substantial amount of administration, including paperwork, telephone calls and emails to suppliers to highlight and verify supply chain risks.
Trade Interchange’s ARCUS® Supplier Management Software enables sustainability professionals within the facilities management sector to request and collect large amounts of information to verify evidence of sustainable practices and certifications from potential suppliers and the products they supply. Examples of information include sustainability policies, environmental policies and certificates, evidence of membership of organisations such as the Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), or suppliers’ policies on water waste and recycled plastic.
- Automate supplier on-boarding with no re-keying of data required.
- Protect brand reputation and manage supplier risk.
- Cloud-based central repository for supplier information and documentation at a supplier, manufacturing site and product level.
- Bi-directional approval workflows increase efficiency of supplier approvals and management.
- ARCUS® enables electronic signatures reducing the need to paper copies and reducing contract signature time.
- Full visibility across sourcing, supplier relationships and products in a single platform.
ARCUS® SCM centralises contract data, standardises processes and automates tasks to improve efficiency of managing, approving and renewing contracts.
ARCUS® SSM maps the various stages of your current or planned strategic purchasing processes, improving efficiency, increasing visibility, reducing bottlenecks and ensuring best practice.
ARCUS® eRFX is an online tendering tool used to pre-qualify current or potential suppliers, ensuring selected suppliers are qualified and able to deliver the necessary products or services.
Using ARCUS® eAUC, pre-qualified suppliers are invited to online negotiations using the auction type best suited to the business’s needs or goals, achieving best market value without comprising on quality.
Take a look at these resources to find out how ARCUS® Supplier Management Software has benefited sustainability professionals in facilities management.
“We now have a powerful reporting tool that gives us valuable business information. ARCUS® SIM has become the gateway for Sodexo to gather all supplier information globally.”Suzanne Coumbaros, Data Governance Director, Global Supply Management, Sodexo
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Sodexo, a world-leader in over 100 different services, initially implemented ARCUS® Supplier Information Management (SIM) and ARCUS® Supplier Contract Management (SCM) to reduce risks and complexities associated with supplier and contract management in its regional operations. However, for Sodexo North America, which covers the USA and Canada, a large region where local areas adhere to different rules and legislation, ARCUS® SIM and ARCUS® SCM needed to work in a different manner to adapt to these circumstances and increase efficiency in supplier information and contract management.