Material Exchange

Material Management System:

The future of efficient operation

Seamless collaboration for your teams near and far

A Material Management System to support your sourcing workflow

Simplify your workflows with a Material Management System (MMS) that keeps everyone aligned. Whether your teams are located across the hall or around the globe, you need to be sure they’re all on the same page so they can operate efficiently – and Material Exchange is proud to offer a seamless solution that does just that.

material sourcing workflow
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Benefits of Our MMS

  • Digitize materials and components using one of our Scanning Hubs or upload your digitized materials to our single, library-like platform​
  • Toggle between your suppliers’ materials and those on the open marketplace, each with detailed attribute data to provide the full picture​
  • Discover new suppliers, materials, and components 24/7/365 ​
  • ​Efficiently distribute briefs to suppliers​
  • Select and then preview visuals of collections and materials; save the planet by viewing online​
  • Integrate the platform with your preferred design tool​
  • Track data around material and supplier views as well as sample orders to optimize your offerings​
  • Take advantage of exclusive pricing for brand users!​

Digitize​

Supplier information

  • Centralize information on your network of suppliers in one central place including their location, capacity, material types, and more

Material data

  • Leverage a standardized data model to describe materials and components including documents, testing data, and sustainability certificates

  • Upload compelling visuals in 2D or 3D as well as videos to provide clear visualization​

Digitize materials and components
Smart search on the Material Exchange marketplace

Discover​

  • Find new materials and suppliers from your private material management system as well as from the Material Exchange marketplace or any of our category exchanges including Kingpins Exchange for denim and Brilliante for luxury​

  • Search through multiple material attributes using our Smart Search tool to quickly filter just what you’re looking for, whether by price, origin, etc.​

Select and Preview​

  • Create collections and showrooms to keep your materials organized and share them with the brand users of your choice​

  • Invite suppliers of your choice to add their own materials or add materials yourself from your suppliers, depending on how you’d like to use the system​

  • Preview high-quality images in either 2D or 3D, reducing the need to order physical samples and lowering the environmental impact​

Select and preview materials in 2D and 3D
Order material samples

Order samples

  • Order samples of your favorite materials and components through our in-platform communication features – announcements and direct chats – allowing you to build and nurture relationships with your suppliers (as well as other brand users) in one place​

  • Get samples delivered to your doorstep by the supplier​

Seamless Communication

Material Data Sharing Made Simple

Through our MMS for brands, you’ll no longer need to switch applications to share real-time information – everyone will be updated on all the latest happenings in one place, facilitating seamless collaboration to drive success. Our Chat feature also allows for communication within the platform to stay aligned and on target. In addition, you can choose to access Material Exchange’s Open Marketplace if you’d like, or maintain an exclusive, private network.

Material Data Sharing Made Simple

Focus on What’s Important

Don’t worry about the logistics of how to work together and share information; save your energy for exciting collaborations and innovation, thanks to the alignment our Material Management System provides.