The shipyards using ShipyardXchange (SYX) marine marketplace have to date distributed 1000 requests for quotation through the e-procurement portal. At the same time they have awarded orders for almost € 20 million to participating suppliers. The 1000th Request for Quotation was recently distributed by Aker Brevik shipyard. SYX is an independent company providing an Internet B2B portal to simplify, automate and support the procurement and selling processes used for strategic, non-standard goods and services for shipbuilding projects.
“With 1000 Requests For Quotations through SYX, the leading shipbuilding-industry e-procurement portal has reached yet another milestone. The 1000 inquiries have been divided among 160 suppliers, demonstrating that the strategy to ensure a match between buyers and sellers, rather than signing up everybody under the sun, has worked very well” says Petter Walle, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.