VONORE, Tenn. – MasterCraft has created an online application for its supplier network, the company said in a statement yesterday. SuppliLink is a Web-based technology, which MasterCraft created and built in-house. The system has been designed and developed for suppliers as a “one stop shopping” and “self-service” destination for major transactions, including payment/invoice lookup, order history, monthly statements, demand forecasts; and to access communications and informational downloads from MasterCraft.
“In today’s business environment, offering efficiencies to valued partners is paramount if you want to remain competitive and excel,” said David Kirkland, MasterCraft CIO. “On the sales side, we created DealerLink so our partners in the dealer network could interact with us as effectively and proficiently as possible. We have simply carried that idea over to SuppliLink so our suppliers don’t lose any time on e-mail or the phone tracking down information vital to their business – it is now all available at one web address.”
SuppliLink currently allows MasterCraft vendors to log on to an account and view communications, download documentation like schematic drawings, view orders, view invoice and payment status and to see forecasts for future demand. The company plans to add more functionality to the site over the next few months, said Richie Brashears, programming services manager.
“SuppliLink will eventually be very feature-rich with elements like monthly statements, ACH payments, PO price and quantity validation, quality information documentation, vendor ratings, quote or bid requests and cost reduction proposals,” Brashears said.
SuppliLink has recently finished beta testing and MasterCraft will spend the next two months rolling this program out internally and to a majority of its suppliers.
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