It is not sufficient to implement EDI on its own. To realize its benefits, EDI needs to be seamlessly integrated with the software solution used by a supplier. This can be termed a 'whole solution' and requires messages to be received into the component supplier's database automatically. For example, merely printing the message from the data received does not constitute a satisfactory solution for Volvo's suppliers. Like many other OEM's, Volvo has space constraints in its plants. The key to the management of resources is better process control.