TradeCard, the provider of on-demand supply chain automation products, has announced that Walls Industries, a designer and manufacturer of workwear, industrial, hunting and outdoor apparel has gone live on the TradeCard global trade platform to automate financial processes in its sourcing operations.

TradeCard claims it enables Walls to reduce costs from bank fees and manual processes, frees up lines of credit and streamlines accounts payable operations to increase efficiency and improve vendor relations.

The TradeCard implementation, which went live in September of 2006, was up and running in 120 days. TradeCard’s on-demand technology, financial services, global support and extensive trade network allows Walls to eliminate manual tasks by automating operations from procurement to payment. The platform helps customers extend visibility and improve margins by driving collaboration with vendors to enable pre-export financing and reduce transaction costs throughout the supply chain.

Collaboration with suppliers through TradeCard adds agility to the supply chain to help buyers and suppliers meet rapidly shifting pressures and demands, such as increased transaction frequencies and specialised orders, claims TradeCard. TradeCard’s platform and financial services enable Walls to assist suppliers in obtaining capital without risk to its own balance sheet.

Walls has extended TradeCard to six of its main suppliers. Walls’ next phase will involve activation of all vendors in the supply chain.