Purchase Orders - The portal provides the ability for suppliers to inquire about open or closed orders that are yet to be acknowledged. Vendors can limit the number of purchase orders by providing various search criteria like PO number, order date, etc. Suppliers will also have the ability to send a purchase order and purchase order changes acknowledgments to the customer.
Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) - The portal provides the ability for suppliers to create and send ASNs for open purchase orders with the ability to edit serial/lot number, pallet ID, SCC, and UPC information. Partners can send the ASN in real-time, which helps the customer not only get quantities and delivery information of the shipment in advance but also provides direct automation of the 856 inbound EDI transactions. Ability to receive in in-transit bucket and disposition from in-transit to stock inventory when the product physically arrives at the distribution center. Suppliers can inquire about existing ASN details and can filter them by providing various search criteria like shipment number, delivery date, etc.
Receipts and Returns - Suppliers get visibility on shipment status and a brief reason in case of returns. Vendors can inquire about receipt information and can filter it by providing various search criteria like order date, supplier item number, etc.
Invoices / Payments - Suppliers can create invoices for two-way and three-way match. Vendors can override payment terms to facilitate dynamic discounting functionality. The portal also provides flexibility to change the amount per unit and the open amount of purchase orders based on market fluctuations. It also prevents evaluated receipt settlement records to be displayed. Partners can inquire about invoice/payment details along with the related payment/invoice and purchase order information on the same screen.
Planning and Forecast - This module provides visibility of future customer demands to the supplier. Customers have the choice to show planning messages, forecasts or both to the suppliers. The vendor can view MRP planning messages and forecast details based on message and forecast type respectively. The portal also provides the functionality to send MRP alerts to the supplier.
Supplier Self-Service - Vendors can view and update their payment, shipping, statistics, stock, tax, contact details, mailing, and phone information. Some data like tax information are sensitive to being updated. Customers can prevent/allow suppliers to edit that information through customer global settings.
Agreements - This provides customers the ability to loadmaster or supplier-specific agreements. The portal supports functionality for the supplier to review and approve/accept the agreements via the portal. If required, the rSupplierPortal can provide reminders if agreements are not approved on time.
Compliance - This module provides customers the ability to define different compliance certificates required for each item. It also provides the vendor the ability to certify its products. It includes reporting features to monitor certification status by supplier and item. The portal generates alerts for customers and vendors for uncertified products. Additionally, the portal stores certification documents.
Analytics - This provides the ability to define multiple analytics that suppliers can review for key performance metrics like on-time delivery, material lead time exception, quality pass rate, cost variance, cost changes per year and many more.
Supplier Item Pricing - Suppliers can review existing prices and upload new prices. The portal provides the ability for customers to approve/reject price changes. It has built-in functionality to update the new prices once approved by the customer. There is built-in functionality to notify suppliers and customers about the approval of new price changes.
Vendor Management Inventory - Suppliers can review existing inventory levels. There is functionality for suppliers to review supply and demand as well as transaction history related to the products. Vendors can initiate purchase orders and provide key performance indicators to monitor supplier performance.