SEATTLE -- MarketOrder here and Kurt Salmon Associates, Atlanta, have embarked on extensive research and analysis into the cost of order management systems in the grocery industry.
Angeles and Supervalu, Eden Prairie, Minn. It is expected to result in a value assessment model for MarketOrder.
"Given the unique nature of the grocery ordering process and the systems that drive our business, it is important for MarketOrder to work with a consulting partner that knows the entire grocery supply chain and the technology implications. Kurt Salmon Associates fits that description precisely," said Denny Driggs, founder and president of MarketOrder.
The initiative will also identify costs associated with MarketOrder's shared ordering network. KSA and MarketOrder will then structure a cost/benefit model for prospective MarketOrder customers. In addition, the project will reveal future product opportunities for MarketOrder.
"Kurt Salmon Associates has been actively involved in identifying supply and demand chain inefficiencies in the grocery industry for several years, and teaming up with MarketOrder to conduct this study demonstrates our commitment to technology solutions for the industry and in the B2B environment," said Glenn Hershey, KSA vice president and leader of its e-business practice. "MarketOrder... has the potential to revolutionize the model for the grocery ordering consolidation and direct store delivery environment."