Lutz Otto.jpgRS Components, a global distributor of industrial products has launched Purchasing Manager, an e-Procurement system that enables procurement departments to monitor
buying behaviour; allocate authority levels and control spend; manage
work-flow and draw reports. Lutz Otto, National Marketing & Sales Manager, at “High
Service Level Distributor” RS Components tells Smart Procurement that  Purchasing Manager, is an effective e-Procurement tool, that allows RS’s
customers to efficiently manage the supplier relationship that they
have with the company.

The powerful, free, web based application, built into
the RS website,
is quick to set up on the Buyer’s site, fast to
implement  within the business and once active provides rich product information and importantly offers full purchasing visibilit,: he says.

Benefits to central procurement

Purchasing Manager provides buyers and end users a powerful communication tool between their company over 300,000 products available through RS Components. Benefits to central procurement include full purchasing visibility, electronic ordering and compatibility, to name a few.

Full purchasing visibility:

  • Visibility of all orders through 10 easily generated reports and search functions
  • Order history saved for a 13 month rolling period
  • Spend and order history can be drilled down to line level detail; including product description, quantity, pricing and order reference

Electronic ordering:

  • Reduction of paperwork
  • True strategic purchasing enabler


  • Runs independently of ERP systems
  • Poses no risk to ERP systems

Benefits to end users
Intuitive and easy to use

Choose the right product the first time:

  • 4 Highly effective search engines
  • Full product range complete with technical information
  • Data Sheets

Human error reduction driven through web site order placement

Ordering information consists of:

  • Order confirmation and tracking reference
  • Predefined cost centers to job or department expense allocation

One entry point:

  • No paper work
  • Order history and parts list online

Work flow reporting through the provision of a full audit trail

Contact RS Components

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