Mirian Pieterson

Supply chain manager at Vespo

Vespo chooses Tradecloud One supply chain platform to streamline purchasing process with suppliers in Egypt and Pakistan.

Fewer disruptions. More insight into deliveries.

Vespo home textiles or workwear are present in almost all households in the Netherlands. Textile is the passion that is deep in the fibers of Vespo. By focusing on sustainable raw materials and production, Vespo aims for structural collaborations with its partners. To achieve this and to take the next step in professionalization and scalability, it is important that manual order administration is automated as much as possible and that there is more insight into the status of orders and deliveries.

The search for a flexible, scalable and user-friendly supply chain platform to replace the many emails and Excel sheets quickly led to Tradecloud One.

Using the Tradecloud One platform, order confirmations are processed automatically and buyers only have to assess the exceptions. In addition, everyone looks at the same data and all communication is also centrally recorded. The business case for the project consists of automating manual work and preventing disruptions and errors.

“We came up against the limits to manage our suppliers in Asia and Africa, and transport partners in the Netherlands, via emails and Excel sheets. With Tradecloud One we are taking an important step towards task-oriented working and better cooperation with our suppliers and logistics partners” says Mirian Pieterson, Supply chain manager at Vespo

Fast results and then further optimisation

The focus of the first phase is on rapid integration with suppliers in Egypt. The information and experience gained from this will be used to connect the other suppliers and to further improve the purchasing processes. Functionally, the focus is on the process of sending orders, receiving confirmations and planning deliveries. Suppliers will confirm orders online and this data will be processed fully automatically in the ERP system (MS Dynamics), including a workflow to approve or reject deviations on number, date, price in one go. In addition, all communication between Vespo and supplier is recorded centrally and ‘in context’ (instead of unstructured emails) and documents such as packing slips and telex releases and specifications will be shared via the platform.

“Vespo fits perfectly within our focus on fast-growing wholesalers who need better communication with their suppliers in Asia, and need more insight into deliveries and containers. It is great that we can help this industry leader to realize a fast and flexible supply chain!” says Tonnis de Boer, Director at Tradecloud.

About Vespo

We are textiles. Textiles are the heart of our DNA, that’s what it’s all about since the start in 1960. And that enormous passion for fabrics will always remain. We know everything about textiles. That is why we set the tone in the market with our specialist knowledge. We are close to the customer. Because we really listen and think along, we understand exactly what is needed and we respond to the actual need. Whether this is the complete care of the supply chain or a new towel design. We care deeply about people and the environment, which is why our products are made fairly. We know this because we are at home in the production environment. And innovative developments such as sustainable textile fibers? We are also leading in this.

About Tradecloud

Tradecloud is the data-driven supply chain platform for industry and wholesale. Buyers and suppliers rely on Tradecloud to save costs and respond faster to changing market conditions. The platform offers functionality for orders, deliveries, real-time chat, AI-based workflow and specification sharing. The fast-growing network connects thousands of buyers and suppliers from industry and wholesale. Unlike traditional software, implementation times are short, subscription costs are based on usage and connecting suppliers is quick and easy. Users include Alfen, HBM, Eichholtz, Gazelle, Moba, Nooteboom Trailers, Van Raam, ERIKS, Elcee and many others.

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