Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Many AgGateway activities are related to streamlining business process operations to boost efficiency, accuracy and productivity, including:

  • Price sheets, sales reporting, ordering, delivery, invoicing and inventory management, etc.

Other activities are related to tracking product or sharing accurate data on product lines.

Below is a description of some current activities. 

  • Looking for existing digital resources that help streamline operations in the supply chain? See the “Get Connected” section.
  • Want to get involved in any of the activities below? Contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org

Current projects underway to create new digital resources include:

Ag Retail Connectivity Planning: Ag retail members in North America and other interested members have been following up on the successful “Quick Connect” sessions to explore other opportunities for trading partners to meet and establish concrete plans for implementation.

Channel Integrity and Product Traceability:  A group of AgGateway members involved in crop protection are working on a Channel Integrity initiative in North America that would allow companies to provide better product stewardship, and significantly boost inventory control and ability to track product. A key component of the program is a shared network that would include manufacturers, distributors and ag retailers.

Dispensing Work Order (Mix Ticket):  Several AgGateway member companies in North America that produce fertilizer blending equipment have developed a first version of a standard for dispensing work orders and work records. The end goal is to speed up data exchange between blending equipment and a company’s back office accounting processes. The work order specifies amounts and sources of inputs into a blending operation as well as the output locations. The group is working on refinements to the standard.

Product Catalog:  Some cooperatives in North America plan to offer branded online store services to their retail members. Crop protection and seed manufacturers want to ensure that such online stores have complete, accurate and up-to-date information in their Product Catalog. Members are working to define the data requirements and data standards to support that objective.

Traceability:  Teams in North America are currently focused on three tracks under the umbrella of provenance: crop protection, seed and grain. They’ve document processes and identified data requirements within what they refer to as islands of integration for each area. The group is determining if there is interest in a new Working Group to look at the data linkages between the various areas. There’s also interest in a new Working Group to address field product identification. The goal would be to improve product identification within field work records.

AgGateway members can find additional information on the AgGateway wiki. Want to get involved in any of these activities, or pursue a new activity? Contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org or +1 (866) 251-8618.