Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) today announced an extension of its longstanding relationship with Inovis, a provider of supply chain communication solutions. JCS, which manufactures and markets consumer products under such brands as Crock-Pot, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Rival, and Sunbeam, has extended its contract with Inovis for Inovisworks, the company's value-added network (VAN), to exchange mission-critical business documents for 10,000 individual SKUs with nearly 1,000 trading partners.
For years, Jarden Consumer Solutions has managed the large majority of its orders via EDI and is standardizing most of its e-commerce activity on the Inovisworks VAN. Because of the strategic nature of its e-commerce activity, Jarden required a supply chain communication partner that is actively investing in advancing its VAN platform while developing innovative solutions and services that can enhance the value these networks have delivered for years. Over the past three years, JCS has relied on a number of products and solutions from the Inovis portfolio including the Inovisworks VAN, multiple software solutions, such as BizConnect, BizManager400 and TrustedLink iSeries, as well as the company's data synchronization platform, Inovis Catalogue. The company will continue to use the integrated Inovis portfolio to fuel its growth strategy by accommodating further acquisition and credits much of its recent integration success to the Inovisworks VAN.
In the last two years, Jarden Consumer Solutions has grown its trading community organically and through acquisition from 200 partners to nearly 1,000. Every company acquired along with associated products, trading volumes and connections with various trading partners has been migrated to Inovisworks, demonstrating the versatility and scale of the state-of-the-art platform. To budget for growth in a highly seasonal business, JCS takes advantage of Inovisworks' billing structure, which is based on the number of trading partners rather than trading volume. The combined suite of Inovis solutions has reportedly enabled the company to maintain low prices and fast order turn-around, while simultaneously expanding its trading community.
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