TrueCommerce is widely regarded as a leading provider of EDI solutions to the Building Distribution sector. Many of the UK’s leading merchants, including SGBD UK, Travis Perkins, Grafton Merchanting GB and Screwfix, effectively manage their supply chains using TrueCommerce’s fully managed EDI service to trade with their suppliers. Similarly a large number of suppliers in the building sector, including Vaillant, Bristan Group, Pegler Yorkshire, Garador and Calor Gas, trade with their customers through TrueCommerce’s managed service.
The building and DIY sector has a large and complex supplier community, with many suppliers being asked by their customers to trade electronically. If you are a supplier to the building industry, TrueCommerce can connect you with all the leading building merchants and DIY retailers including Jewson, Travis Perkins, Wolseley, B&Q, Screwfix and Homebase.
Here is a selection of our EDI clients and case studies from the building distribution sector:
Altecnic Ltd, one of the UK’s leading plumbing products suppliers has moved to TrueCommerce for a consolidated approach to EDI with six of its key customers – SGBD UK, Travis Perkins, Grafton Merchanting GB, Wolseley, Willbond and Unimer.
Bristan Group Ltd. needed to improve efficiencies in its customer order process. The company elected to outsource their electronic trading requirements to TrueCommerce, allowing connectivity to their customer base via a single platform, enabling greater visibility and control of their ordering process.
Garador, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of garage doors and accessories, implemented TrueCommerce’s B2B electronic trading platform to enable cost savings across its order cycle and improve quality of service.
Another SGBD company, Graham, was challenged with a lack of branch visibility on the fulfilment of orders from suppliers. TrueCommerce’s OneTime™ solution enables Graham to manage its supply network and analyse supplier performance, through accurate supplier performance visibility.
Following an acquisition, plumbing, drainage and water management suppliers, Wavin, was faced with the need to consolidate its customer facing EDI. The solution was not to merge the existing systems but to move to an outsourced managed service.
Specialist UK builders merchant Grant & Stone has laid new foundations for cost effective and efficient supplier trading using OneTime, TrueCommerce’s fully managed EDI service. OneTime will break new ground in Grant & Stone’s trading capability, initially with 16 major suppliers including F&P Wholesale, Ideal Bathrooms, Bristan and Aqualisa.
Ideal Stelrad first engaged with TrueCommerce’s service two years ago for managing all of its current EDI transactions, together with an aggressive roll out programme to embrace 90% of all its sales order transactions.
TrueCommerce, a leading EDI managed services provider, today announced that International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), the UK’s largest distributor of surfacing materials, has signed a three year agreement for TrueCommerce’s outsourced EDI service, OneTime.
TrueCommerce are pleased to announce that one of the UK’s leading plumbers merchants, the James Hargreaves Group, has chosen TrueCommerce’s EDI managed service, OneTime, to future proof its trading processes.
Jewson Ltd had a cumbersome supply chain management system that combined outdated manual entries, telephone calls and fax exchanges with suppliers. By using TrueCommerce’s Electronic Trading solution Jewson increased sales, lowered inventory, improved stock turnover and gained better control of supplier deliveries.
John Guest Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of push-fit fittings, pipe and plastic plumbing systems, has chosen TrueCommerce to deliver a fully-managed electronic trading service for the real-time exchange of critical business documents with its customers.
Global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware Methven, part of the global Methven Group, has switched to OneTime™, TrueCommerce’s fully managed Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) service, to improve the flow of its critical trading information with major UK builders merchants.
Screwfix, the UK’s leading multi-channel supplier of tools, accessories and hardware products to the trade, has selected TrueCommerce to deliver a fully-managed electronic trading service for its purchase order management process, in order to improve supplier collaboration and supply chain visibility.
Travis Perkins PLC, a leading supplier to the building and construction market – one of the largest industries in the UK, has chosen TrueCommerce to provide their electronic trading solution to service their trading partners.
In 2006 after successfully trading with one of its key customers who used TrueCommerce as its EDI partner, Vaillant made the decision to outsource all its EDI requirements to TrueCommerce. The company have benefited from cost savings and a more efficient and streamlined order to cash process, whilst also freeing up internal resource.
Other building clients include: