The change from paper-based processes to electronic processes can improve the process cycle time and will reduce the effort for our suppliers as well as for Bell Helicopter business. The benefit of this future-oriented modification step will result in a better process quality for all our companies.
Within the scope of this ongoing optimization process we expect a basic open-mindedness for this new technology from our suppliers. All Bell Helicopter suppliers shall:
Ariba software will be used to send indirect purchase orders. Suppliers will need the capability to receive purchase orders electronically either by e-mail or by signing up with Ariba Services Network. The supplier will be contacted prior to the setup of this process.