IDEA, an e-commerce provider, recognized Leviton Manufacturing Co, Little Neck, NY, a North American manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices and systems, for its leadership and innovation in the area of e-commerce, which is the purchase and sale of goods by electronic means, such as the Internet.

IDEA presented Leviton with its Richard Buzun Award at its E-Biz Forum 2008 in Washington, D.C., held in September. The award recognizes companies that implement new e-commerce programs and promote e-commerce throughout the electrical industry.

“In an increasingly competitive environment, e-commerce 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 Co.

Electronic sales create an easy and efficient experience for customers.

The advantages of such procedures include a reduction in paper transactions, quicker access to information and improved order accuracy. In addition, e-commerce users can place orders any time of the day.

To further enhance its e-commerce suite of applications, Leviton recently introduced its “ez-biz” online order entry system. Formerly B2B, ez-biz provides Leviton customers with instant, secure access to real-time inventory levels, Leviton’s online catalog, order tracking data with links to freight carriers, and more. More information about ez-biz is available at www.leviton.com/ezbiz.