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Supply Chain Case Studies

One Source Logistics capitalizes on a market opportunity

Capitalizing on a market opportunity.

One Source Logistics was founded during the summer of 2003. Our vision for the Company is to help Small to Mid-size companies grow their business by leveraging best of practice logistics to create competitive advantages in the small business market. Through 41 years of experience in managing and optimizing logistics service for 100's of customers, One Source's management is well equipped to save their clients substantial time, provide significant cost benefits and offer competitive advantage over traditional methodologies deployed by other "logistics" firms. Our goal is simple - we will provide exceptional customer service and deliver outstanding results the first time and every time.

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Foam Industries discovers Scan-Based Ordering

Simplified customer order process to deliver exceptional service.

Foam Industries has been creating quality products for over five years and established themselves as a premier foam, wood and plastic product supplier. In addition to offering a full line of products including Antistatic Foams, Corrugated Plastics, Certified HT Lumber, Corrugated Boxes and many more, Foam Industries also offers many capabilities to meet any company’s custom needs including Lamination, Foam Die Cutting, Plastic Die Cutting, Engineering and Design, Plastic Sonic Welding and more.

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Top 10 distinctions between EDI and UpNet's iEDeX

EDI is a business process, iEDeX™ is a technology. iEDeX™ technology can be leveraged to fulfill EDI requirements.

Comparing the distinctions between traditional EDI technology and the iEDeX™ platform.

  • Traditional EDI technology builds one-one connections; iEDeX™ builds many-many connections.
  • Traditional EDI technology is documents-based; iEDeX™ is data element based.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires system programming to facilitate an export into a proper format; iEDeX™ is non-invasive.
  • Traditional EDI technology facilitate the exchange outside the firewall; iEDeX™ facilitate the exchange both inside and outside the firewall.
  • Traditional EDI technology limits transparency to the sender’s side of the transaction; iEDeX™ provides transparency to the complete transaction.
  • Traditional EDI technology cannot scale to meet other business requirements; iEDeX™ is flexible, scalable and agile enough to connect any network of disparate system.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires significant IT resources; iEDeX™ requires minimal IT resources to use in its B2B managed, SaaS and PaaS service models.
  • Traditional EDI technology works in a batch-based environment; iEDeX™ works in a near real-time environment.
  • Traditional EDI technology requires additional hardware/software; iEDeX™ is an on-demand, cloud based platform requiring no additional hardware and software.
  • Traditional EDI technology is cost prohibitive for supply-chain wide deployment; iEDeX™ is fast to deploy, fast to connect, delivering accelerated time to value while supporting supply-chain wide deployment initiatives.

EDI technology is typically delivered as a software solution.  iEDeX™, an event based data exchange, is both an integrated process and a platform. UpNet's iEDeX™ is an innovative collaborative technology developed to facilitate data integration and data transformation.

PruGen, Inc. nurtures a wave of growth

Controlling a connectivity network to nurture a wave of growth.

PruGen, Inc. was founded with one vision in mind. That vision is to provide alternatives to higher priced branded products. With the cost of branded products soaring, PruGen, Inc. aims to provide low cost alternatives to brands that may not have generic alternatives.

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Fox Packaging

Fox Packaging Fulfills Customers Compliance Requirements with UpNet

Fox Packaging staffed an internal EDI team that struggled to effectively communicate purchase to payment information with over 40 customers.  They even had to rely on the support of external consultants to keep up with programming and testing. Fox Packaging was no longer able to maintain relationships with customers including all the big box retailers.  In addition, the internal team had a difficult time keeping up with the constantly changing rules and requirements of every customer. Multiple portals required unique programming. Different systems required Fox Packaging to set up parallel workflow systems. Soon, the costs rose sharply and compliance became a significant issue.  They were close to losing one of their biggest customers.

That's when Fox Packaging chose to partner with UpNet Technologies. UpNet was able to quickly deploy solutions across the entire customer chain to immediately address customer concerns. By acting as an extension of the Fox Packaging EDI department, UpNet's solutions freed up the resources of the internal IT team to focus on mission critical functions while at the same time allow Fox Packaging to maintain a single business workflow and comply with every one of their customer's unique rules and requirements.