What and how China Tower Corporation buys
China Tower spends CNY ¥24.8bn in 13 months with 417 suppliers through innovative online procurement platform, increasing transparency and efficiency
The Tower Online Platform officially launched in the summer of 2015, one year after the creation of China Tower Corporation (CTC). As of 5 September, 2016, there are 723 suppliers officially registered in the system, with 74% having been shortlisted and 58% having successfully received purchase orders; spending reached CNY ¥26bn. With 27 major product and five major service categories, and continued demand for new sites from three operators, efficient, streamlined procurement will continue to play a major role. Read on for a comprehensive guide on this unique procurement model, created by the world’s largest towerco to drive supply chain efficiency.