With 60%-70% of product costs related to goods purchased from suppliers, integrating growers and distributors is an essential part of tracking and managing costs. OES was developed by NPC’s own software development team. NPC’s online ordering system has been successfully integrated with over 160 distributor systems including XML, web service, EDI, custom data transfer and others. NPC systems technology provides insight into the factors that impact company performance. It allows each link in the produce supply chain to significantly reduce cost, enhance profitability and increase customer satisfaction which, in turn, reduces food costs and yields competitive advantage.