All facets of our business are linked through customized electronic communications. We have realized economies of scale by utilizing technology to integrate our global supply base, enable value-added services, achieve end-to-end product traceability, and provide an information conduit to our retail and foodservice customers.
We believe there are significant opportunities to help improve supply chain efficiencies through implementing collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, e-commerce integration, traceability systems, and case code tracking technologies.
We support two replenishment models to serve the needs of our growers and buyers. The first is continuous replenishment, where volume, price, quality and delivery specifications are negotiated for a set period of time. The second is the traditional buy-sell transaction.
We co-manage product flow through customer distribution centers by accessing their interactive websites and manually triggering replenishment orders via electronic data interchange (EDI). Alternatively, we can accept "EDI 852" inventory status to determine and set thresholds for automatically triggering replenishment orders.
Here, the complete sales cycle is supported using electronic data interchange and extensible markup language (EDI/XML) transactions, such as: request for quote, purchase order, bi- directional order change and confirmation, shipping notice, invoice and payment.
We currently employ one of several methods of EDI transaction processing with all our major trading partners. Oppy’s systems can accommodate fully compliant industry-standard documents, custom documents, or a hybrid. Communications are enabled via any major VAN, direct AS2, email, or other custom mechanism. We are also fully integrated with the online trading platform iTradeNetwork, and have custom integrations in place with FoodLink OnLine.
To complement our electronic data exchange services, we offer secure, interactive web sites for our growers and supply chain partners.
Growers can access up-to- date sales, inventory and financial information, along with market updates, quality standards, quality control inspection data, arrival photographs, and other relevant documentation.
Freight carriers can access load tendering and provide in-transit status updates. Bills of lading, customs and border crossing documentation may be accessed and confirmations of sale updated.