The Suppliers module in synergy with the Total Metals module gives you precise connections between material specifications and suppliers from all over the world.

Allowing a direct link between materials of interest and finding suppliers across the globe, Suppliers allows for maximized communication and a critical starting point for the purchasing process.

The Challenges




  • Checking for suitable suppliers quickly according to a range of selected materials
  • Coping with price volatility and meeting tight deadlines for material delivery by searching for alternatives in lower cost countries
  • Finding material suppliers in other countries to help coordinate global purchasing activities
  • Improving communication between engineering, purchasing and manufacturing

The Solution: Total Materia - Suppliers

Maximizing efficiency between engineering and purchasing cross functional activities, Suppliers gives excellent time saving opportunities through three main benefits.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

Browse, search and quickly find material suppliers from all over the world. Suppliers and their materials are precisely related with designations and standards, in combination with Total Metals which holds over 350.000 metal alloys, with an interface as simple as point-and-click.

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ULTIMATE SEARCH FLEXIBILITY FOR ALTERNATIVES

Look for alternative materials by using worldwide unique, patented technology for finding equivalents by chemical composition and by mechanical properties and any combination thereof. You can intuitively set the importance level of composition versus mechanical properties and the alternatives are displayed according to their similarity, with a hotlink to the Total Materia Database for detailed properties comparison.

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LARGEST NUMBER OF COUNTRIES & LANGUAGES FOR CROSS FUNCTIONAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Provides a vital tool in communication between departments from engineering to purchasing and with the database covering materials from 69 countries, suppliers from across the world, and a platform that is available in 26 languages, Total Materia provides the complete solution.

The Benefits

Opens new opportunities for cost saving in material sourcing; brings engineering and procurement together; linking materials with suppliers helping avoiding costly errors in the decision making process