Date Added: May 2009
Although Web Services and Electronic Collaboration are the key buzzwords of today's economy, the majority of food industry is still done via manual paper-based processing. For example, supplier invoices and customer orders are still received via fax machines of yesterday. The process for handling these documents is time-consuming, error prone, and most of all unnecessary. Changing the way in which trading partners interact with people is an evolving and slow process, but changing the way one's organization deals with paper transactions can be done in a few weeks. Information Technology (IT) parameters are removing the manual and cluttered processes of yesterday for many organizations around the globe.