UMC Launches e-Procurement Portal
New world class system,
developed in collaboration with HP consulting team, offers online
purchase order processing and electronic approval
[June 17, 2002, Taipei] United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
today announced that its e-Procurement Portal has officially begun
operation. The announcement was co-hosted by UMC vice chairman and
CEO John Hsuan and Rosemary Ho, Country Manager of HP Taiwan. High-level
representatives from the majority of UMC's suppliers, who are already
online and have demonstrated the effectiveness of the new system,
attended the event.
John Hsuan said, "UMC is constantly upgrading and evolving
our online services to better streamline the interactive process
for between UMC and our procurement partners. Today's announcement
further demonstrates our commitment to provide the most efficient
and effective online services, and sets a new industry standard
for online supply chain management."
Rosemary Ho added, "HP has over ten-year experiences establishing
electronic procurement systems, most notably with its HP KeyChain
e-procurement architecture which has already improved HP's own procurement
efficiency by over 30%. HP's participation in the establishment
of UMC's e-procurement portal has been not only an opportunity to
share the experience with our partner, but for HP it is the highest
affirmation from the semiconductor supply chain. In the future,
HP will not only continue to grow with UMC and its suppliers but
will also continue advancing towards its goal of maximizing e-commerce
penetration across the full range of Taiwan's industries."
Features of UMC's E-Procurement Portal:
1. First to implement purchase order electronic approval (Verification
system provided by Taiwan-Ca (TaiCa); Registration Authority and
digital signature secure module software provided by Formosoft International).
Functions that give online trading a legal standing.
2. Faultless Internet security system and multi-platform management
system to enable all types of procurement, including international.
3. Full featured search engine, enquiries system and efficient transaction
4. Cross-department, multi-function, automated management system
5. Complete implementation of electronic unified pricing and materials
6. Comprehensive, interactive e-learning system to help suppliers
get online quickly.
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions
and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings
span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global
services and imaging and printing. The merged company had combined
revenue of approximately $81.7 billion in fiscal 2001 and operations
in more than 160 countries. Information about HP and its products
can be found at www.hp.com
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