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Electronic Commerce

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515-294-3420
ciras.info@iastate.edu

What is electronic commerce for manufacturers?

The US Department of Defense is the global leader in obtaining parts using electronic (paperless) protocols. Using electronic commerce has helped both the military and prime contractors speed the development, improve the quality, and reduce the cost of new military products and systems. It has also created new programs such as Precision Outreach that aid in the development process.

What are the benefits of electronic commerce?

  • Improve quality
  • Enable participation in product design
  • Enable participation in supply chain
  • Enable integration of manufacturing processes with potential customers
  • Increases customer satisfaction
  • Competitive advantage in supplying manufactured components to military agencies and prime contractors

What can CIRAS do for my company?

The CIRAS procurement team has the resources to provide training, education, and customized counseling to manufacturing firms to engage in DOD business opportunities using electronic commerce technologies and practices.

What is my next step?

Contact the following staff members to see what CIRAS can do for you:
Western Iowa: Gordon Bonnes 712-308-2229   gbonnes@iastate.edu
Central Iowa: Pam Russenberger 515-509-7814   plrussen@iastate.edu
Northeast Iowa: Julie Fagle 319-310-8612   jafagle@iastate.edu
Southwest Iowa: Beth White 563-370-2166   white@iastate.edu