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Retail

ARCUS® has been designed and evolved by working with organisations in the retail sector. This has helped us to address some of the major pain points professionals face across multiple departments, including procurement, sustainability, supply chain and technical.

ARCUS® is used in some of the largest organisations in the world, such as Whitbread, Morrisons, Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports, Costa and Sodexo. The software can be integrated into internal systems as required. The 360° overview provided by the comprehensive dashboard delivers proven reassurance of reliability and ease of use for C-Suite professionals.

Why ARCUS®?

  • Central repository of information that is accessible from anywhere.
  • Collect information at a company, site and product level ensuring compliance with legislation and company requirements.
  • Automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning reducing manual tasks and freeing up time.
  • Trade Interchange holds an ISO 27001 accredited Information Security Management System. ARCUS® platform is GDPR compliant.
  • Fully-audited system demonstrating actions taken to mitigate risk.
  • Modules can be implemented as a standalone solution or in any order or combination.

Confidence in supplier management for C-Suite Professionals in the Retail industry

ARCUS® supplier management software, hosted in the cloud by Trade Interchange, has been proven to work in the retail sector, and delivers supply base confidence for companies such as Card Factory, JD Sports and Morrisons through a streamlined solution.

Central repository for supplier information

The Software as a Service proprietary platform enables professionals in multiple departments to collect, evaluate and manage information from their direct suppliers. All the information is stored in the central database which enables all stakeholders and relevant professionals to access the data at any time (based on company-driven access levels) and removes silos of information.

Compliance in the supply chain

Ensure supplier compliance with company policies and government legislation, including modern slavery, sustainability, health and safety, anti-bribery and allergens while proving due diligence throughout the supply chain. Information can be collected at a company, site and product level.

Automation and Artifical Intelligence

Reminders can be set against every document uploaded, meaning site-specific expiry dates for certifications will automatically be requested, in addition to company-level information. This ensures that each company and approved site remains compliant and that the relevant departments can take action to manage and maintain information efficiently.

Electronically map your approval process to match best practice or internal purchasing processes with configurable alerts and emails notifying of key terms, milestones, critical task dates and events. Bi-directional and auto-escalation workflows can be configured to reduce the time spent waiting for approvals and to highlight bottlenecks in the system.

Using artificial intelligence, ARCUS® can scan key documentation required by retail organisations including BRC and Insurance certifications as it is uploaded by suppliers, verifying that the right certificate has been submitted and that the dates and values are valid.

Information Security

Our ISO 27001 accredited Information Security Management System ensures that all elements relating to Data Security, Availability and Integrity are covered, especially in relation to our customers’ data and the services we provide.

The system is audited by SGS, a UKAS accredited auditor. We have held the ISO 27001 accreditation since 2013. The scope of our ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System includes our Agile development methodologies. This includes version control, testing, risk assessments and peer review in line with strict coding standards. Trade Interchange and our hosting partner both operate within GDPR framework, and the ARCUS® platform is GDPR compliant.

Auditable System

All information within the system is auditable, allowing users to confidently demonstrate to internal and external stakeholders, such as auditors, the steps that have been taken when carrying out comprehensive checks on suppliers. This includes any corrective actions that have been taken to mitigate the associated risks.

Countries and Languages Deployment

Our systems are deployed in over 25 countries across four continents made up of single contracts as well as regional and global contracts. ARCUSM® is currently available in multiple languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian and simplified Chinese. We are happy to discuss additional languages as required. This demonstrates our flexibility and scalability with regards to our supplier management software.

Scalable Solution

The ARCUS® platform includes eight individual modules that can be implemented standalone, in any combination or in any order that can be categorised into three separate families: ARCUS® Supply, ARCUS® Source and ARCUS® Product.

ARCUS® Supply

The ARCUS® Supply family enables collaboration between multiple departments, confirming supplier compliance with government legislation, industry standards and company policies while also helping to manage all supplier and contract information as well as evaluating supplier performance.

ARCUS® Supply manages the lifecycle of all suppliers and the collection and verification of their information and documents, streamlining activities such as supplier on-boarding, contract, rebate, and performance management.

ARCUS® Source

The ARCUS® Source family gives procurement professionals confidence in supplier selection, negotiation and the management of all their strategic sourcing projects.

ARCUS® Source ensures all goods are sourced from suppliers who have proven they can meet a company’s needs while also achieving the best market value for goods and having a full overview of current and future procurement projects.

ARCUS® Product

The ARCUS® Product family enables stakeholders to manage and efficiently collect and maintain critical product information.

ARCUS® Product allows suppliers to enter and upload product data enabling users to easily validate and approve products using custom workflows. This information is effortlessly shared between departments and is used as the central database for product specifications and during all stages of new product development.

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ARCUS® SIM

ARCUS® SIM is a central platform for collecting, storing and managing supplier data, that helps reduce the risk to brand and ensure supplier compliance.

ARCUS® SCM

ARCUS® SCM centralises contract data, standardises processes and automates tasks to improve the efficiency of managing, approving and renewing contracts.

ARCUS® SPM

ARCUS® SPM is an advanced scorecard that allows users to track and evaluate the performance of suppliers against corporate SLAs and KPIs, helping to identify risk and non-compliance and maximise supplier value.

ARCUS® SSM

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

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.

ARCUS® eAUC

Using ARCUS® eAUC 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.

ARCUS® PIM

ARCUS® PIM automates the process for collecting detailed information about supplier products, while providing a shared view and process for all departments. This ensures product data is accurate and approved by all relevant stakeholders.

ARCUS® NPD

ARCUS® NPD centralises new product development information, standardises processes and automates tasks to improve the efficiency of new product development from concept through to sale.

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"We have been using the ARCUS® eRFX module for a number of years, and alongside the impeccable service we receive from Trade Interchange’s eSourcing Consultants, it is now an integral part of Morrisons’ eSourcing strategy."

Rachael Dennis, Procurement Manager, Morrisons

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Case Study

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Morrisons, one of the largest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, used to run their tenders using a combination of multiple spreadsheets and paper-based systems.

To increase confidence in their tendering process, Morrisons implemented ARCUS® eRFX, a powerful cloud-based tender and quotation solution that gives procurement professionals the ability to easily issue and manage online requests for information, proposals and quotations.

Using the workflow-driven process and close co-ordination with Trade Interchange’s eSourcing Consultants, Morrisons’ procurement department now have full visibility over eRFXs that have been built to meet their specific requirements.