In March 2020, the project of CEDEX digital supply chain VMR (Vendor Managed Replenishment) cloud service platform was officially launched for IKEA. This project aims to provide VMR cloud services for IKEA’s 276 retail stores worldwide and more than 200 domestic furniture manufacturing suppliers nationwide. The VMR cloud service follows EDI international standards and s Internet-based OFTP2 protocol to ensure supply the data quality among IKEA and its suppliers. Therefore, a safe and standardized information collaboration channel is established between IKEA and the information systems of various suppliers.
The first supplier comes on board is UE Furniture Co., Ltd. UE Furniture Co., Ltd. was established in 2001. The head office is located in Anji, Zhejiang Province. The company is also a long-term supplier of chair furniture with IKEA. The company has a registered capital of 253 million RMB, more than 3,000 employees, and three major factories. UE Furniture is a pilot enterprise and in Zhejiang Province.