The benefits of the papiNet standard

The papiNet standard is open, free, and easy to adopt, providing common benefits to all supply chain participants. With the papiNet standard, companies will no longer need to negotiate and agree on data definitions and formats with each trading partner, a costly and arduous task.

The supply chain for paper & forest products is complex and becoming more so. The pace of business continues to increase. This places increased demands on the quality and amount of information made available to the supply chain. Manual processes and older automation systems cannot keep up with these demands. A single process and document standard for communicating business transactions is critical to companies buying and selling products and services.

The internet offers new opportunities for efficient and cost-effective execution of transactions. It is a truly global infrastructure available to all. A standard structure for business documents has been developed in XML. The papiNet standard is this set of XML business documents that are needed for the paper & forest products industry.

 

papiNet is a living standard that is actively maintained by the papiNet Central Work Group.

 

If you plan to start using papiNet you are welcome to contact the user groups which are organized by market segments.

EMBARC was developed over a 20 year period through the support of IDEAlliance, have been used successfully by many companies to improve supply chain communication. However, it has been expensive to implement and maintain.

The internet offers new opportunities for efficient and cost-effective execution of transactions. It is a truly global infrastructure available to all. It is also more cost-effective than the value-added networks (VANs) that EDI is built upon. A standard structure for business documents has been developed in XML. The papiNet standard is this set of XML business documents that are needed for the paper industry and complements and expands upon the foundation laid by EMBARC.

The papiNet standard is open, free, and easy to adopt, providing common benefits to all supply chain participants. With the papiNet standard, companies will no longer need to negotiate and agree on data definitions and formats with each trading partner, a costly and arduous task. Instead, papiNet provides a common messaging interface to enable supply chain partners to have:

  • A simplified process for dealing with multiple suppliers and customers through use of common business solutions
  • Reduced manual work, resulting in fewer entry errors and improved supply chain management (for example. replenishment via vendor-=managed-inventory)
  • More "real-time" exchange of information and greater electronic information availability
  • The opportunity to participate in e-business transactions, irrespective of company size or technical expertise.