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High-octane boost

A world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance racing engines is rallying its supply chain with a technology boost. Cosworth Racing has implemented enterprise content management software to ease collaboration and management of its external supply chain.

The project is already said to have delivered results, including helping Cosworth deliver key data to suppliers, reduce internal costs and delays related to sourcing and producing parts, and improve supplier commitment.

The company has deployed eRoom from Documentum to improve its processes for purchasing parts and supplies and to exchange technical specification and design data related to new product development Cosworth Racing initially piloted the Web-based application to 14 of its suppliers and is in the process of expanding to all key stock suppliers.

"We needed a secure, Web-based work space that could be easily configured to suit our business process, easy for our buyers and suppliers to use, and would integrate with our existing ERP software," says Jeremy Hill, head of business systems at Cosworth. "Also, the fact that our parent company Ford is a large eRoom user gives us confidence in the product."

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