E-Commerce Startup Aims to Automate Supply Chain for $2 Billion Ceramic
SCOTTSDALE Arizona September 11, 2000 E-Commerce startup
Global Chip Materials, LLC today announced plans to offer a specialized
online service that automates the selection and procurement of ceramic
packaging materials for the IC assembly market. GCMs e-commerce
service targets the global market for military standard ceramic packaging
materials, estimated to be $2 billion annually.
Armed with $2 million in private funding, GCM will maintain the worlds
largest inventory of new, factory direct ceramic packaging materials.
GCM will source hundreds of the most commonly used ceramic products
directly from industry leading manufacturers, including Kyocera, NTK,
and Semi Alloys. This extensive inventory replaces 6 to 12 week lead
times with just-in-time fulfillment.
The GCM online service automates both selection and procurement activities
by making a much larger amount of information available to ceramic packaging
users than ever before anytime, anywhere. Engineers can access
the latest technical information while Purchasers can check stock, pricing,
place orders, and review purchase history. "Utilizing the power
of the Internet creates real efficiencies for our customers", says
Mark Lang, GCM President. "Together with immediate availability
of commonly used ceramic packaging materials, our customers can reduce
order processing costs, increase order accuracy, eliminate delays, and
reduce their inventory carrying costs. All this has a very positive
effect on the bottom line."
"By working together as strategic business partners, GCMs
supply chain services will help reduce our customers time to market,
lower their cost of materials, and enhance their overall competitiveness"
explains Mark Lang. GCM will launch its online services in October.
About Global Chip Materials, LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona, Global Chip Materials, LLC (GCM)
is an independent distributor of ceramic packaging materials for the
IC assembly market. Offering just-in-time delivery of hundreds of the
most commonly used ceramic materials, GCM is the supply chain partner
for a worldwide base of major semiconductor manufacturers. GCM is the
first to offer an e-commerce service for selecting and ordering ceramic
packaging materials. For further information, please contact
Global Chip Materials Selects Sand Hill Systems Flexible
Online Ordering Solution
SAN JOSE California September 18, 2000 Global Chip
Materials, distributor to the integrated circuit (IC) industry,
recently signed an agreement with Sand Hill Systems to implement
an online ordering system for its customers. Global Chip chose
Sand Hills hosted e-commerce solution based on its flexible
applications that are designed to strengthen existing business
relationships between Global Chip and its customers.
The new system will allow Global Chips customers to log
on to the companys web site, place orders in less than a
minute and check the status of existing orders online anytime.
Since Sand Hills Sell-Side Solutions were explicitly designed
for businesses that sell to other businesses, Global Chip can
offer customer-specific pricing, catalogs and customization to
follow particular business rules.
"Through our Internet-based system, Global Chip will be
able to offer its customers greater service while reducing costs.
In addition, our online technology allows transactions to be constantly
tracked and updated throughout the fulfillment process,"
said Vito Laudicina, President of Sand Hill Systems.
In this application service provider business model, Sand Hill
Systems hosts the software, freeing Global Chip from the need
to invest in expensive technology or hiring technical personnel
to support the system. Once the installation is complete, usually
within one week, customers can access their account and conduct
About Sand Hill Systems
Sand Hill Systems, based in San Jose, California, provides a suite
of B2B e-commerce applications designed to strengthen relationships
among business partners, while dramatically reducing order entry
and procurement costs. The order entry, graphical reporting, marketplace
and purchasing applications are hosted by Sand Hill, making them
affordable for medium-sized manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
seeking a competitive advantage through e-business. The rapid
deployment of the systems, often in less than a week, and the
flexibility to configure the systems to work with each companys
business rules are features that are making the applications extremely
attractive to the mid-market companies. For more information on
Sand Hills products, please visit www.sandhillsystems.com
or call (888) 806-0891.
Sand Hill Systems, Inc.
3590 North First Street, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95134
Ph: (408) 382-2117 Fx. (408) 382-2214