Anglia has released the first major upgrade to its Anglia Live online sales environment with over 2,500 individual enhancements. The most significant include a fast search feature which halves the search time, comprehensive forward and back ordering facilities, volume contract pricing and the facility to search suppliers’ full database of parts including parts not currently stocked by Anglia.
Commenting, Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia, said, “Over a year on since its launch, Anglia Live is still the only service that takes projects from embryonic design to volume production. The new features we’ve added in version 2.0 make it an even more effective tool. Design engineers and buyers use Anglia Live to research component availability as well as to place orders. They will now be able to find the information they need faster, and have much more flexibility to order the parts they need for delivery when they need them.”
He continued, “We are the only UK distributor offering our customers the opportunity to search across all active part numbers from our suppliers. Unlike other leading online component sourcing environments, the stock on Anglia Live really is live. Place an order and you’ll see the stock level change before your eyes. Designers can work from Anglia Live with confidence, getting clear visibility of current and future availability for all the parts that they specify on their bill of materials.”
The comprehensive parametric search engine in Anglia Live has been enhanced with the addition of a fast search facility, which reduces the search time by half. Anglia Live lists all active supplier part numbers, including lines not held in stock, and cross-references over 2 million industry standard part numbers. This data can be searched with a parametric search engine populated with data verified and entered by Anglia to ensure complete consistency of presentation. Both the standard and fast search features are predictive based on Anglia designation, industry standard part number or description. Manufacturers’ data sheets are supplied for all parts listed. For non-stocked lines, the listing includes typical supplier lead times and minimum order quantities. All listings include full visibility of Anglia current and projected stock levels and any product change or termination notifications (PCN / PTN) issued by the supplier. Historic PCN and PTN information is also available.
Anglia Live 2.0 also supports back and forward ordering, and allows customers to place orders on-line at their negotiated contract price. Customers can place forward orders up to one year in advance, and specify an exact delivery date. Customers can also place back orders on standard parts when current stock levels aren’t sufficient to meet their requirements. For back orders, customers can also specify a delivery date allowing for the supplier lead time, and can opt to receive partial quantities where the full requested quantity is not available.
Anglia Live covers all stocked products including Ready Reel, production ready split reels of smaller quantities held in stock at Anglia’s Wisbech Distribution Centre for same-day shipment and labelled with the lot and batch details of the originating reel to provide full traceability.
Anglia offers free UK and Eire delivery on orders placed online, by email, fax or phone (for orders below £30 a handling charge of £4.95 will apply). Anglia Live is available to customers in the UK and Eire.