Leviton Recognized for Its eCommerce Edge

IDEA Presents Leviton with Leadership and Innovation Award at its 2008 E-Biz Forum

Little Neck, New York, October 1, 2008 - Leviton, North America's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and systems, was recognized by IDEA, a leading eCommerce service provider and standards setter, for its leadership and innovation in the area of eCommerce. IDEA presented Leviton with its Richard Buzun Award at its E-Biz Forum 2008 in Washington, D.C, held earlier this month. Now in its second year, the award recognizes companies that take the initiative to implement new eCommerce programs and promote eCommerce throughout the electrical industry.

"In an increasingly competitive environment, eCommerce provides a means for manufacturers and distributors to reduce supply chain costs, while increasing the speed and accuracy of communication," said Donald J. Hendler, president and CEO, Leviton Manufacturing. "On behalf of Leviton and the members of our Supply Chain team, I thank you for recognizing our efforts. It is a deep honor to receive this award, which pays tribute to the memory of the late Richard Buzun, an eCommerce pioneer and icon."

"Richard Buzun was one of the early visionaries of eCommerce in the electrical industry and this award honors his legacy. Industry leaders who follow in his footsteps deserve to be recognized for their efforts to move the industry forward," said Bob Gaylord, president, IDEA.

Leviton was recognized by IDEA for its versatile and flexible eCommerce programs. These intuitive electronic offerings make eCommerce an easy and efficient experience for Leviton customers. Customers who take advantage of these business process efficiency tools benefit from a dramatic reduction in paper transactions, quicker access to information and improved order accuracy.

Available 24/7, 365, the system helps Leviton distributor customers enhance bottom-line performance through the elimination of high maintenance transactions and the reduction of processing errors. Data is obtained quickly and easily through a full complement of eCommerce applications, including data synchronization, electronic data interchange (EDI), Net Pricing, vendor managed inventory (VMI), and item replacement reports that provide a list of new items that replace older products and catalog numbers.

To further enhance its eCommerce suite of applications, Leviton recently introduced its ez-biz(TM), on-line order entry system. ez-biz (formerly B2B) provides Leviton customers with instant, secure access to real-time inventory levels, Leviton's on-line catalog, order tracking data with links to freight carriers, and much more. Customers can check stock and place orders any time of the day or night, without having to remain on the phone on hold or wait for a fax to be transmitted. More information about ez-biz is available at www.leviton.com/ezbiz. For more information about Leviton, visit www.leviton.com.


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