The complexity of the seed industry is continuing to grow with trait reporting,and many businesses are finding it tough doing business in the conventional labor intensive manner. The SC project was designed to enable the industry’s electronic connectivity capability and provide increased efficiency and cost savings. This project started in November 2007 and was completed in December 2009.
Seed Connectivity Project implemented transactions for ShipNotice, Invoice, Product Movement (point of sale - grower reporting), DeliveryConfirmation (confirming what will be shipped), and DeliveryConfirmationResponse (response the buyer is willing to accept shipment), using XML messages between participating trading partners that follow the standards and implementation business rules established within the project. Participants may choose to implement XML messaging using either ebMS 2.0 and/or WS-I profile compliant web services protocols.
The Seed Connectivity (SC) Project has eleven committed organizations: Agrium Retail, Bayer CropScience, Brandt, GROWMARK, Inc., Land O’Lakes (Winfield Solutions), Dow AgroSciences, Hintzsche Fertilizer, Monsanto Company, Pioneer International Hi-bred, Syngenta Seeds and Wilbur-Ellis.
All companies that have implemented these messages are recognizing the value and efficiencies of this project.