Cummins uses a global procurement system called BuyItNow from Ariba Inc., to handle indirect purchases and many locations around the world currently use this system.
An important piece of the BuyItNow system is the catalog content provided by our suppliers. Catalogs provide efficiency in the procurement process in that users can very quickly select their items and order compared with having to type out purchase requisition details in the case of non-catalog items. Catalog content is provided and updated by our Suppliers through the Ariba Network.
As a supplier, it is recommended that you review the catalog content at least once a year to ensure the information is current, This will allow the invoices to match the Purchase Order in order to get paid on time.
Cummins supports two types of catalogs:
The choice of catalog type will very much depend on the sourcing agreement with Cummins. Consult with your Sourcing Manager for direction on the type of catalog to set up for Cummins.
Quality content for the catalogs ensures that our users are easily and quickly able to locate and purchase the items that are available through the catalogs.
In order to provide quality catalog content, please adhere to the following guidelines.
For technical questions related to catalogs and the Ariba Network, contact Ariba Inc.
CIF Template (XLS, 261KB)
Punchout Template (XLSX, 13KB)
Converting a file to CIF format (PDF, 467KB)
Detailed CIF catalog creation instructions (PDF, 1.48MB)
UNSPSC Commodity Codes (XLSX, 562KB)
UOM list (PDF, 15.6KB)
Uploading a new catalog file on the Ariba Network (PDF, 279KB)
Updating an existing catalog on the Ariba Network (PDF, 189KB)
Uploading a new catalog file on the Ariba Network - Korean (PDF, 381KB)
Updating an existing catalog file on the Ariba Network - Korean (PDF, 308KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 12.4KB)