Compiled By Dave Schafer A new partnership between Bruckner Supply Co., a provider of integrated-supply solutions, and TradeMC will deliver maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) to TradeMC's marketplace customers. Dallas-based TradeMC operates an Internet-accessible procurement system based on the Atlas Commerce Metaprise platform. Its customers can process requests for information, process requests for quotation and purchase orders, conduct auctions, exchange design information, and otherwise collaborate with suppliers of engineered capital goods. Bruckner, Port Washington, N.Y., brings experience and strategic relationships in integrated-supply solutions for the procurement and management of indirect materials and services currently delivered to corporations in North America and Europe and representing more than 3,500 multi-commodity manufacturers and 30,000 OEMs, TradeMC says. According to TradeMC, the integration of the companies' value-added services and systems allows TradeMC to offer customers total indirect materials and service procurement, fulfillment, and supply-chain management solutions. TradeMC says its customers will benefit through realized savings and process efficiencies in MRO and indirect purchasing in addition to capital goods. "The integration of our systems allows customers to adopt a single, leading-edge procurement system for all their non-production procurement requirements," says Robert Rosenbaum, president, Bruckner. "We believe our integrated solution, which is accessed over the Web on an ASP basis, is unique in simultaneously providing customers extremely low up-front costs and maximum potential for savings, both in terms of price and total operating costs."