NY99038 - Nursery Supply Chain Improvement Program

The purpose of this document is to outline the status of the project to improve Nursery Industry Supply Chain. The scope for benefit from e-commerce is reflected in everyday activities like internet banking. If these methods can be translated over to take out the numerous paper based transactions, the potential savings are substantial. The industry participants are going to adopt supply chain improvements at their own pace. Therefore a tiered and staged adoption, that allows all sectors and businesses to be involved, is required.  This report concludes with some quantified opportunities and a set of recommended next steps. The gains from improved freight efficiency and the electronic processing of invoices and consignment notes are estimated at $14.95million per annum. This document recommends that the next steps, which map out a 3 year program, be adopted.