Seed Industry Making Strides in eBusiness

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, seed

More than 20 leading companies in the seed industry are working collaboratively within AgGateway to improve eBusiness processes, with major improvements slated for the end of 2012 and more to come next year. The result will be faster, more accurate information, reduced costs of doing business and improved customer service.

The project, “Seed Connectivity II,” will further streamline the seed supply chain, establishing electronic connectivity among many manufacturers, distributors and retailers for shipping, invoicing and reporting, as well as for price sheets, seed bookings and orders.

In the second part of the project, slated for 2013, the companies will focus on implementation of the booking/order process between seed suppliers and their distributors and retailers– helping realize the full benefits of eBusiness.