Food Lion Goes Live With One Network Logistics

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- One Network Enterprises, Inc. today announced that Food Lion LLC has gone live on the One Network Retail(TM) network, joining other top retailers such as Kroger, Safeway, Publix and Hannaford.

Food Lion is utilizing One Network Shipment Execution and Appointment Scheduling. The solution includes visibility and the advanced functionality needed to both sense and respond to demand signals, a vital requirement in creating a demand-driven network.

The Food Lion implementation leverages the industry standards formulated by the One Network Standards Board, which provide a framework for order and shipment prioritization for the management of in-transit inventory. Although these standards benefit all participants in the supply network, Food Lion in particular will be able to use carriers more effectively, reduce dwell times, and drive on-time performance, which will in turn help reduce inventory buffers. The carriers also benefit by improved asset utilization and improved appointment scheduling productivity.

With the One Network solution in place, Food Lion will have comprehensive visibility to orders and shipments (both prepaid and collect) and will be able to prioritize and make tactical decisions based on demand signals, thus realizing the benefits of a responsive, demand-driven supply network. These benefits cannot be accomplished by a stand-alone TMS solution.

"Food Lion achieved good success in the first month through a combination of their business processes and the network effect that One Network enables. The vast majority of their suppliers and carriers are already using One Network to service other leading retailers, which creates a powerful effect of rapid adoption and high on-line scheduling compliance that significantly reduces operating costs," said John Keenan, CEO of One Network.

"Clearly, we are very pleased with the rapid supplier adoption of the appointment scheduling system and expect the compliance to go far higher," said Pete Bonneau, Director of Supply Chain for Food Lion.

About The One Network Retail Network

The One Network Retail network currently serves over one third of the grocery retail market, including suppliers Kraft and Heinz, grocery retailers Delhaize America (Food Lion, Bloom, Hannaford), Kroger (Ralphs, Dillons, Smith's, King Soopers, Fry's, QFC, City Market, Hilander, Owen's, Jay C, Cala Foods/Bell Markets, Kessel Food Markets, Pay Less, Baker's, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry's Marketplace, Smith's Marketplace, Food 4 Less, Foods Co.), Safeway (Vons, Dominick's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuardi's, Carrs) and Publix; and more than 750 logistics and transportation companies.

About Food Lion LLC

Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE:DEG). Food Lion operates more than 1,220 stores and employs approximately 70,000 associates, delivering great prices, neighborly convenience and quality products to its customers, in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Food Lion stores offer more than 28,000 different products. See www.FoodLion.com.

About One Network Enterprises, Inc.

One Network is the pioneer of next generation solutions for dynamic supply networks. The company delivers an advanced process-centric software architecture, robust supply network process templates and leading-edge mobile/RFID devices. The solution is delivered via an on-demand network, transforming slow moving, linear supply chains into responsive, adaptive supply networks. One Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in the United States and Europe. For more information, please call +1 972-385-8630 or visit www.onenetwork.com.

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