iTradeNetwork, Inc. (iTrade) today announced that Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), a multibillion dollar national foodservice distribution system of leading regional broadline distributors, has selected iTradeNetwork GDSN master data and integration services for implementation early this year. DMA provides supply chain solutions for national chain operators, including many of the most recognizable brands.
iTradeNetwork, Inc. Introduces Cost-Effective Online Collaboration Platform for Food Service Supply Chains
PLEASANTON, CA – June 19, 2014 – iTradeNetwork today announced a new supply chain solution, Web-Based Transaction Module (WBTM) for its Branded Procurement solution that provides a cost effective online collaboration platform. The modulehas beenspecifically designed by for food and beverage suppliers without electronically enabled back office transactional systems. WBTM integrates seamlessly with iTradeNetwork’s popular Branded Procurement solution, used by major restaurant chain operators, facility management services providers and distributors, to streamline and simplify the order process across their global locations.
Dairy Queen System Selects iTradeNetwork to Help Drive Adoption and Implementation of GDSN Standards
PLEASANTON, CA – June 9, 2014 – iTradeNetwork, Inc. today announced that Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), the supply chain subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) has agreed to adopt GS1 GDSN data standards and utilize iTradeNetwork’s Certified GDSN Data Pool to share accurate and timely product information across their U.S. supply chain. This announcement represents another major advance forward for the global adoption of GDSN data standards for improving the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally.
“iTradeNetwork’s Enhanced Billback Module helps us to simplify and automate our most unwieldy financial processes with a simple, cost-saving solution,” said Brad Dowie, trade marketing manager, Ocean Spray. “We now process rebate claims with better accuracy and in less than half the time than previously possible. This helps us to improve customer satisfaction while also having a positive impact on our bottom line.”
iTradeNetwork’s Enhanced Billback Solution simplifies and standardizes the way rebate claims are requested, verified, and managed. The benefits of this solution are not limited to manufacturers though. Distributors and other buying organizations can experience a number of important benefits.
As discussed in the blog The Rebate Billback Challenge, there are a number of inefficiencies in the typical billback claims process that add unnecessary cost and complexity. While EDI 867 can bring standardization to the data exchange process, it fails to address many of the challenges that manufacturers face: namely the inability to bring context to the data it is providing. The data received by the manufacturer still shows the distributors product identification codes, not the manufacturers. The manufacturer must still map the product identification codes to their own and then validate the details of the claim. These steps can…
As any food manufacturer will tell you, rebates are a necessary evil in their relationships with distributors and other customers. Sales contracts often include terms whereby manufacturers will rebate money if and when pre-defined sales targets are achieved. While creating incentives for distributors to sell their products, the rebate process generally includes manual, time-consuming and error-laden tasks for both manufacturers and their customers. The general billback process goes like this: a distributor initiates a claim and submits a sales or billback report to validate the claim. The rebate is usually specific to the distributor in that they use their own…
PLEASANTON, CA – January 29, 2014 – iTradeNetwork, the leading provider of SaaS-based supply chain optimization solutions to the food industry, today announced a partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts is a specialty retailer of natural and organic food at great prices. It offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care, and household items, catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 14,000 team members and operates 170 stores. The relationship…
iTradeNetwork Delivers Simplicity, Accuracy, and Efficiency to the Food Industry’s Rebate Billback Process
iTradeNetwork’s Enhanced Billback Solution to Save Food Manufacturers and Distributors Significant Time and Expense by Improving Efficiencies and Reducing Overpayments PLEASANTON, CA – January 27, 2014 – iTradeNetwork, Inc. the leading provider of supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the food industry, today announced the general availability of the iTradeNetwork Enhanced Billback Solution. This new cloud-based solution simplifies and standardizes the way rebate claims are requested, verified, and managed. The Enhanced Billback Solution is the latest addition to iTradeNetwork’s comprehensive suite of optimization solutions that bring efficiency and improve the accuracy of data within the billions of transactions that…
From The Sacramento Bee: “Loading data quickly and efficiently into Teradata gives us the fast operational intelligence we need to remain competitive as we expand our partner network,” said Bheem Aitha, Senior Teradata DBA at iTradeNetwork. “With Attunity’s solution we were able to get fast ROI and benefit from optimized data loading that we can set up very quickly without relying on a lengthy development process.” iTradeNetwork’s web-based software automates the supply chain for the retail and foodservice industries. Read more here.