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Our EDI Blog/News covers trends, issues, and strategies related to all forms of integration, including business process management (BPM), enterprise application integration (EAI), B2B integration (B2Bi), and electronic data interchange (EDI). These news items are typically not found on any websites, so check this site regularly for the latest in EDI news. ....
 
why-should-retailers-embrace-edi.jpg Why should retailers embrace EDI?

The main reason retailers implement EDI is to improve their supply chain, inventory management and to automate their workflow. EDI for retailers is different than ....
 
rfid-label-printing.jpg RFID Label Printing

Even though the adoption of RFID technology has slowed somewhat in its initial natural habitat of supply chain management, manufacturing and distribution, due to the pressures ....
 
rfid-implementation.jpg RFID Implementation

Switching over to RFID tag technology adds considerations not needed by barcodes. Here are a few pointers, based on the experiences of others, that should be taken into account. ....
 
edi-rfid.jpg RFID for the Streamlining of Stock Transfer

The technology of barcodes has served industries for years with a mechanism to speed up the handling of stock transfers. From consumer environments like supermarkets to the ticketing of ....
 
forecasting-in-supply-chain.jpg Forecasting in Supply Chain

In supply chain management software, the forecast is a calculation that is fed data from real time transactions and is based on a set of variables that are configured for a number of statistical forecast situations. ....
 
Managing-Charge-Backs.jpg Managing Charge Backs

Over the years I have talked to a lot of retailers in vendor management, merchandising and other roles about the great “charge back” or “offset expense”. From their perspective, many times in order to effect compliance with badly needed system change a financial penalty needs to be assessed to the offender… It’s too often said by retail suppliers that the charge back is a revenue source. ....
 
shipping-system-integration.jpg Shipping System Integration: Hidden Opportunities

Major benefits of integrating a “customized” shipping system interface with your in-house ERP system: Increased Savings: The minimization or elimination of duplicate data entry, creating labor savings and increased accuracy for your company. ....
 
calculating-safety-stock.jpg Calculating Safety Stock

There is a cost associated with having a situation where the material is not in stock. Stock-outs can cause non-monetary results such as loss of customer satisfaction when items cannot be shipped on time. Whereas the cost of a production stoppage can be calculated when a production line stops and has to be retooled for a new order when the stock-out of a component occurs. ....
 
vendor-managed-inventory.jpg Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

VMI is a business model in which the buyer of a product provides certain information to a supplier of that product and the supplier takes a much greater or complete responsibility for maintaining an agreed inventory of the material, usually at the buyer's consumption location (usually a store but often times a factory or warehouse). ....
 
reverse-logistics.jpg Reverse Logistics

Logistics could be defined by many as: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of meeting customer requirements. ....
 
edi-reference.jpg EDI Reference

EDI stand for Electronic Data Interchange, and is being used for over 30 years in different industries all over the world. When EDI first started there was not internet and communication between computer devices was limited mainly to phone line. Companies from the Food Industries began using EDI due to the time and man power saving, and also in order to reduce errors that human usually makes when they create data. ....
 
edi-market-potential.jpg EDI Market Potential

Around 80,000 companies in the U.S. that have a gross income of 5 to 6 million U.S.D. using EDI systems, EDI Software, and estimates are that this is just 1% of the market potential. The e-commerce market is growing exponentially, and it expected to continue to grow during the coming years. In the year of 2008 estimate are that the market will be to be worth between $3 and $7 trillion. ....
 
edi-market-size.jpg EDI Market Size

Today, EDI market size continues to grow, while ASC X12 and EDIFACT data standards remaining the dominant standards in the B2B world. Also EDI transactions volume increase globally between 5% and 10% during the last 18 months. ....
 
documents-exchange.jpg Documents Exchange Between EDI and ERP Systems

Exchanging documents between EDI Systems and ERP Systems is a common task done daily by thousands of companies all over the world who trades electronically. Thirty years ago when companies first started to trade using dial up modems and ....
 
edi-overview.jpg EDI Overview

The Uniform Code Council (UCC), the standards group which defined the format of the UPC, has also published the Uniform Communication Standard. This standard defines both the message format and communication protocols for exchanging retail documents between the store automation ....
 
edi-pros-and-cons.jpg EDI Pros & Cons

A lot was done and said about EDI, EDI implementations and ec. However there are other alternative to EDI and I will try to high-light the plus and minus of EDI file format while I'm going to focus on the X12 standard, but pretty much goes to EDIFACT as well. ....
 
edi-services.jpg EDI Services

EDI Services were born with the evolution that EDI went through in the past 30 years. After sending EDI through a land lines dial up modems and paying fix monthly payment to the VAN and also being charged based on the amount of data that the companies were sending and receiving ....
 
edi-software.jpg EDI Software

Since EDI started to get into more and more businesses and became popular around the world, there were many companies who started to offer EDI Software and EDI Solutions to the EDI Market place. In the part 20 years there was increase in the number EDI users and due to the entrance of ....
 
edi-van.jpg EDI VAN

The migration of EDI users from VAN to a web-based solution will increase more and as the internet develops. Today businesses are still using their EDI VAN's due to EDI systems that were already built specifically to connect and use a specific VAN. This situation will slowly will go away as company's start ....
 
edi-vs-xml.jpg EDI vs. XML

First I want to start by saying XML will NOT replace EDI !!!
You don't have to look at EDI and XML as competitive solutions. They are, in fact, complementary. When using the power and richness of XML to complement EDI, it opens the doors to all suppliers. ....
 
is-edi-a-growing-industry.jpg Is EDI a Growing Industry

Short answer is Yes!!! EDI is Growing big time!!!
EDI is expected to grow with business-to-business e-commerce overall, a sector that was growing quickly in the early 2000s. In 2000 alone, business-to-business sales were estimated to be $3.3 ....
 
should-i-invest-in-edi.jpg Should I Invest in EDI

How can you find out if your EDI Investment produces a positive ROI?
EDI can benefit your organization by having stronger and better relationships with suppliers, customers and vendors, bringing in a greater advantage against the competition. ....
 
the-future-of-edi.jpg The Future of EDI

EDI has been around for the last 30 years and has been giving all types of companies to exchange information electronically in a reliable way, with fast and easy methods of communicate between two different entities which have not conducted any business relations prior to the EDI system they both implemented. ....
 
we-need-more-edi-not-less.jpg We Need More EDI Not Less

In the past 30 years EDI has given businesses the option of eliminating paper documents, reducing costs, and improving efficiency by exchanging business information in electronic form. Theoretically, companies of all sizes could build e-Business in a completely ad hoc fashion, without prior agreement ....
 
what-components-should-edi-software-have.jpg What components should EDI Software have

Since EDI started to get popular it has been many years and during all this time, there were many EDI Software packages out there allowing companies to use EDI easily. In an EDI Software there are couples of components that are crucial to the success of the ....
 
what-is-edi.jpg What is EDI?

Short for Electronic Data Interchange, the transfer of data between different companies using networks, such as VAN�s or the Internet. As more and more companies get connected to the Internet, EDI is becoming increasingly important as an easy mechanism for companies to buy, sell, and trade information. Currently ....
 
why-should-i-use-edi.jpg Why should I use EDI?

EDI and other similar technologies save a company money by providing an alternative to or replacing information flows that require a great deal of human interaction and materials such as paper documents, meetings, faxes, etc. Even when paper documents are maintained in parallel with EDI exchange, ....
 
edi-integration.jpg EDI Integration

EDI Integration is the process of connecting an EDI tools and ERP software. While EDI tools, EDI Services and EDI Software can process, display EDI Documents (Transaction sets), Integration is needed for a complete EDI Solution. Your ERP software will manage all your Purchase Orders, Invoices, Checks, Inventory, ....
 
edi-transportation.jpg EDI Transportation

EDI being used by several industries around the world and more and more industries discover and implement EDI to speed up business transactions. Like Mr. Bill Gates called his book "Business @ speed of Thought", EDI help industries to make business at speed of light. ....
 

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