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Anglo Base Metals goes e-procurement route with Quadrem

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Anglo Base Metals haslaunched its full e-procurement functionality, in
partnership with Quadrem Africa, a subsidiary of Quadrem International, a
supply chain solutions company with one of the world's largest
electronically connected supplier networks for private and public sectors.

This will see its African operations – Black Mountain mine in the Northern
Cape and Skorpion Zinc mine and refinery in southern Namibia – transacting
with more than 1500 African based suppliers using the full suite of 13
electronic procure-to-pay documents on the Quadrem platform, from Requests
for Quotations to Remittance Advice documents.
Anglo Base Metals expects to process over 100,000 transactions with a value
in excess of R1,5-billion through Quadrem.
"Quadrem has played a key role in enabling our supplier community to align
with our e-business strategy. This is essential to optimizing the way in
which we do business with our suppliers." said Hennie Smit, head of supply
chain for Anglo Base Metals (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
"Quadrem's unique offering provides robust and world-class service and
technology solutions coupled with intensive support to our suppliers,"
explained Smit.
This is particularly relevant in that the Anglo Base Metals' operations are
located in remote areas in the Northern Cape and Namibia with a diverse
supply base.
Lynette Rehse, national contracts manager for Bearing Man, notes: "Bearing
Man has been involved with Quadrem since 2002 and welcomes the opportunity
to be involved with Anglo in this process.  In our experience this process
goes a long way in eliminating potential miscommunications and reinforces
Anglo and Bearing Man's vision of being faster, better and more efficient in
service and delivery."
Commenting on the launch, Quadrem Africa's regional vice-president, Deon
Mocke, adds:  "This represents a significant step for Quadrem Africa and its
relationship with the Anglo American group. Anglo Base Metals adds critical
mass to our buying community and we look forward to connecting them with
suppliers."
Quadrem's e-procurement solutions meet the needs of both the Anglo Base
Metals' operations and their suppliers. Some suppliers have sophisticated IT
systems, while others have limited IT infrastructure. Quadrem's
e-procurement solutions cater for both.
Quadrem enables buying organisations to optimise their electronic
transactional relationships with their supply base, driving cost
efficiencies throughout the supply chain by eliminating errors typically
related to paper-based transactions
Quadrem Africa is the largest black-owned e-procurement solutions provider
of trade leads and the largest online marketplace in Africa.
It manages a base of over 20 000 registered, verified suppliers, of which
75% verified as HDSA-owned companies and 91% are classified as small,
medium, micro-size enterprises (SMME).
Quadrem International connects in excess of 1 100 buyer locations globally
with more than 60 000 suppliers with over 5-million transactions and more
than $18-billion in annual trade.