RS worked closely with the Siemens team to identify what action could be taken to streamline and improve the indirect material purchasing process. By using cost calculators, RS was able to demonstrate the savings that could be made through the use of its dynamic service solution, RS ConnectPoint®, in place of the existing ad-hoc ordering method. RS ConnectPoint® is the latest addition to our growing eco-system of value-added solutions powered by our commitment to ongoing digital innovation and omnichannel operations.
RS ConnectPoint® is an easy-to-use touchscreen terminal that allows the user to quickly find the part they need and order it. RS ConnectPoint® is driven by a customisable web-based order management tool, which reduces costs involved in the procure-to-pay process of each order. RS ConnectPoint® has improved Siemens’ ad-hoc order process by eradicating previous bottlenecks; resulting in efficiency savings and a considerable reduction in ‘soft’ costs.