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Understanding the Benefits of EDI for Logistics

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 12, 2022 5:38 PM

Electronic data interchange is a must-have for logistics companies. EDI makes trade with commerce partners fast and efficient by using standardized formats and accompanying logistics forms while saving money and boosting information accuracy. The technology, which can be best thought of as a language that enables easy communication between at least two computer systems, is in use by almost all large retailers, so for your logistics firm to do business with these companies, you must also utilize EDI.

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Exploring EDI Standards for Logistics

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 12, 2022 5:30 PM

Electronic data interchange has been an efficiency booster for logistics companies everywhere for more than half a century. The technology, which is akin to an intercomputer language, allows data to move between trading partners directly and maintain compliance. In order to do this, EDI uses several standardized formats so the systems involved can easily 'read' the documentation being sent and received--saving time, hassle and expense for all involved. Read on to learn why EDI and the standards used are so crucial for logistics companies today.

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EDI Logistics Workflow Process

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 7, 2022 2:55 PM

When it comes to logistics operations, the quick, accurate transfer and receipt of order- and shipment-related data is vital to business success. For many trading companies, electronic data interchange (EDI) is necessary. By enabling fast, accurate data transmission between business partners, EDI boosts the workflow of entities all along the supply chain, saving companies time, effort and money.

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EDI for Railway Freight

Posted by Brooke Lester on Aug 31, 2022 2:31 PM

EDI is perhaps best thought of as a digital language used to electronically communicate information previously conveyed on paper. For the railway freight industry, this includes such items as bills of lading, rail shipping instructions and equipment tracking documentation. Because EDI uses standard document formats, or transaction sets, to define the order of information in any given document, it enables rapid, accurate data sharing. This is particularly valuable for the railway freight sector, which relies on the transmission of large amounts of frequently repetitive forms.

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Multi-Channel EDI Inventory Management for the Win

Posted by Brooke Lester on Aug 24, 2022 4:02 PM

Multi-channel inventory management has become a commonly heard term in business. But what is it, and how can it help your business? Simply put, multi-channel inventory management--also sometimes referred to as multi-source or cross-channel inventory management--is the process by which companies keep track of orders coming from various sales sources and locations, including e-commerce stores, wholesale avenues and retailers.

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