BUYPRODUCE.COM, A DIGITAL B2B MARKETPLACE for the produce industry, has chosen data-access tools from Odyssey Software to provide mobile users with an additional platform for creating transactions on the company's Web site. Buyproduce.com allows buyers and suppliers to track the latest prices and product availability via the Internet. The new solution offers real-time order management using Casio Pocket PCs with digital cameras and bar-code scanners to scan and track inventory, capture digital images, and transmit shipment records to the buyproduce.com Web site. The alliance follows on the heels of a second recently announced union between buyproduce.com and Andersen Consulting, through which the global management and technology consultancy will further define the value of buyproduce.com's digital marketplace for the produce industry. The second union will assist buyproduce.com in quantifying the benefits it brings to buyers and sellers along the entire produce supply chain.
etween food companies, lowers supply-chain costs and provides world-class customer service to buyers across North America," said Mark Moore, president and cofounder of Global Food Exchange. Once complete, Global Food Exchange will have a separate offering for the daily on-line Gloucester auction, which will reside alongside the marketplaces for seafood, poultry, produce, meat and dairy.
UCCNET'S RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT IT WILL DEVELOP a distributed architecture in cooperation with viaLink Co. "is a significant step forward for deployment and use of UCCnet's services," said Fred Geiger, vice president of product management for UCCnet. Through this process, UCCnet is leveraging the power of both UCCnet and deployed-solutions providers, such as viaLink, to more rapidly deliver value to the trading community, Geiger said. The new architecture enables retailers and suppliers to exchange product, pricing and promotional information electronically.
OFFERING VALUE-ADDED CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE SUPPLY-CHAIN collaboration is the genesis behind a recently launched Internet-based supply-chain collaboration application, designed exclusively for trading exchanges. Syncra System, a B2B supply-chain collaboration-solutions provider, has launched its Syncra Xt application to support multiple buyer and supplier relationships; the product represents a critical step in the evolution of the B2B exchange marketplace. "This inclusion of value-added functions will enable the longevity of the supply-chain exchange itself in these turbulent times," said a spokesman from META Group.