Union Switch & Signal (US&S), a US designer and manufacturer of signalling, automation and control equipment and systems for the railroad and mass transit industries, has deployed NetVendor’s E.MBRACE technology to integrate e-business functionality into the company’s new Website, www.switch.com.
The site gives customers and trading partners the ability to shop for and order US&S products and repair services online.
The first major objective of the company’s e-business strategy is to significantly increase the amount of business US&S does with the approximately 650 ‘short-line’ and regional railroads in the United States and Canada.
Transparently integrated with the company’s legacy manufacturing system, NetVendor’s technology will provide US&S customers with 24-hour real-time access to 25,000+ US&S products & spare parts, as well as the ability to view and download hundreds of product overview sheets, service & repair manuals and equipment computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.
Officially launched this month, the implementation of the first phase of the project was completed in less than 100 days.
Through its strategy of B2B supplier enablement, NetVendor allows manufacturers to engage, design, contract, transact, fulfil and service customers online. This e-commerce functionality within NetVendor’s E.MBRACE technology supports electronic transactions, collaboration and planning activities across the entire value chain.
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