Site news 24.01.2012
January, 24th 2012, Rybinsk. – The idea of establishing a competitive purchasing system driven by the need to optimize the company’s purchasing operations using the means of the b2b-saturn electronic-commerce domain integrated into the global b2b-Сenter electronic trading system came to NPO Saturn OJSC in October 2010. In 2011 NPO Saturn implemented the first steps of carrying out its purchasing activities on a competitive basis. From May to December 2011 using the b2b-saturn e-commerce domain, the company had put up for a trial run 194 items which constituted no more than 10% of the company’s overall purchasing needs. The cumulative saving on these items amounted to 8.5 percent which is considered a good economic indicator.
Having obtained a positive effect on the competitive-basis purchasing approach since the beginning of 2012, the company has made a decision to expand its list of items purchased via the b2b-saturn e-commerce domain. By the decree of ODK OJSC, from 2012 the B2B-Center system has been approved as the unified branch-wide electronic-commerce domain for all the companies within the United engine corporation group.
Purchasing of goods and services made on a competitive basis allows to substantially reduce the company’s costs thus ensuring efficient utilization of its assets, increases openness and transparency of purchasing operations, facilitates the increase of the number of suppliers and develops the spirit of fair competition between them while creating the conditions of providing the company with the on-time delivery of high-quality goods and services on favorable terms.
Research and production association Saturn OJSC – an engine-building company specialized in design, manufacture and aftermarket support of gas-turbine engines for military and civil aviation, power-generation and gas-pumping installations, the Navy boats and commercial ships. NPO Saturn OJSC is part of United engine corporation – a 100% subsidiary of the united industrial company OBORONPROM OJSC with the objective of engine-building asset management.
United industrial company OBORONPROM OJSC – a multi-field machine-building group of companies founded in 2002. It is part of GK Russian technologies. Its main fields of business: helicopter building (Helicopters of Russia OJSC), engine building (MC ODK) and other assets. In 2010 the revenue of the companies within the corporation exceeded 170 billion rubles.
b2b-Сenter – a Russian operator of electronic trading (Center of economic development OJSC) founded in 2002, it is one of the biggest developers of e-commerce systems for corporate clients. The B2B-Center system allows each company to act as both the organizer and participant of e-commerce operations of any level of complexity (over 40 options):
competitive negotiations, requests for price quotations/proposals, auctions, all kinds of tenders, etc. To date the system has administered around 130 000 trading sessions for the overall amount exceeding 1 trillion rubles. The number of traders registered with the В2В-Center exceeds 72 000 – these are clients and suppliers from over 87 countries worldwide.