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Supply Chain EDI

Explanation of EDI 310: Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean)

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 28, 2022 11:15 AM

The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard is a set of rules for transmitting and exchanging business documents, such as orders and invoices. This technology has been used since the 1960s, but it has become relevant again with the rise of e-commerce and omnichannel retailing.

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EDI for Customs Brokers

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 21, 2022 12:10 PM

A customs broker provides a vital service that allows importers and exporters to conduct business across borders. It is no small task to stay afloat amidst the onslaught of demands from customers, competition, and ever-changing global trade regulations; a customs broker must possess the aptitude to manage inventory and resource allocation, develop strategic growth plans, and overcome the numerous challenges that may arise without missing a beat.

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Best Practices in Tracking Ocean Freight Shipments

Posted by Brooke Lester on Sep 14, 2022 11:17 AM

Ocean freight is a shipping method that has been in use for more than 2,000 years. It's the most common method used to transport goods between continents, and it accounts for more than 95% of international trade. Ocean freight shipments often take weeks or even months to be delivered. However, they are a great way to send your products worldwide while offering customers an affordable price point. Still, these types of shipments can be especially tricky to track if you aren't careful. Let’s discuss some of the best practices and how to implement them.

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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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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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