EDI and B2B Integration for Logistics and Transportation

 

Accelerate growth opportunities with solutions built to handle extreme volume and reduce onboarding delays.

Handling Extreme Volume Demands Speed and Accuracy

Capitalizing on growth in the logistics and transportation sectors means being able to accommodate extreme volume—and the capacity to quickly onboard new trading partners.

Remedi’s flexible service model and experienced, nimble EDI consultants can free you from the distractions of supporting a constant flow of new EDI requirements, and eliminate the cost of delays and errors from manual data entry.

With the confidence of knowing your documents will be mapped according to the most current ANSI X12 and EDIFACT standards, your sales force can promote seamless document transfer and communication to prospective customers.

Not sure where to begin? Let Remedi help document what you currently have and define what you need to modernize your integration infrastructure.

Turnkey Logistics Company

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Cleo Clarify Mapping and Ongoing Management

Situation: This East Coast-based turnkey logistics provider was facing the imminent retirement of their in house EDI manager, an increasingly common scenario for companies who rely on internal EDI resources. Compounding their challenge, the departure coincided with new mapping requirements from two customers who were critical to the firm’s revenue and reputation.

Solution: After a brief discovery period, the customer signed a managed integration services contract with Remedi. The relationship called for a three-quarter time resource to create new maps in compliance with the new requirements as well as manage and monitor the company’s integration ecosystem, built around the Cleo Clarify and Harmony integration solutions.

Impact on Business: With Remedi managing their Cleo integration environment, the company no longer worries about their ability to comply with new requirements from existing customers. Confidence in their ability to meet customer needs swiftly and seamlessly has translated into fewer issues with existing trading partners as well as a more motivated sales team and a higher percentage of closed deals.

Intermodal Logistics Provider

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Cleo Clarify Staff Training and Ongoing Support

Situation: After migrating to Cleo Clarify from an EDI solution that did not provide the scalability or functionality to support their customers’ needs or company growth targets, this intermodal drayage provider found that day to day EDI tasks were limiting their team’s ability to master the nuances of the new system and take advantage of the full range of its benefits.

Solution: The customer engaged Remedi to provide a Cleo-trained consultant with exceptional interpersonal skills and deep experience in logistics. Working with the company’s IT director, the consultant developed a series of training exercises within the company’s production environment. Remedi’s consultant also helped the EDI team get comfortable with integrating the concept of baking an SVN repository into their mapping and updating workflows.

Impact on Business: Grounding the training in the reality of the company’s actual environment allowed the in-house EDI team to easily control versions, collaborate, and discover features they could immediately apply for the benefit of their customers. For example, creatively configuring Cleo’s Clarify solution allows the company to offer customers near real time visibility of truck locations updated every fifteen minutes—delivering a competitive advantage for the company and their customers.

Deep Water Ports Authority

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Implementation of Modern Data Transformation Solution and Integration Architecture

Situation: An integrated U.S. port facility handling 14,000+ cargo containers per day required a dynamic message routing solution to support a phased migration between terminal operating systems. 

Solution: Migrate from IBM Sterling Gentran/Unix to IBM Sterling B2B Integrator/Windows and implement Remedi Framework directed by Remedi’s lead architect and a mapping specialist. Services included knowledge transfer and training.

Impact on Business: Extended message processing capabilities, reduced time for partner onboarding, new document visibility, improved reporting, and added capacity to quickly scale for anticipated growth.

Logistics Provider

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Ownership of IT Environment for Control and Agility

Situation: A logistics company with national operations couldn’t control its IT environment due to vendor lock-in, which led to lengthy customer onboarding and SLA violations. 

Solution: Remedi’s consulting resource gave the company: (1) Best practices insight into building its own development team. (2) Detailed guidance on implementing the recommended software solutions, Microsoft Biztalk and Azure Logic Apps. (3) Licensing and vendor contract traps to avoid going forward.

Impact on Business: Building its own development team allowed the customer to end a restrictive contract with its MSP, move to the cloud for greater agility, maintain business continuity, and last but not least, onboard customers in one-fifth the time previously required.

Let Us Help Accelerate Your Modernization

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Our client relationships last 10 years (and often far longer) for one simple reason. We embrace your integration and business goals with EDI solutions that let you:

  • Onboard new trading partners in days not weeks
  • Pursue and win relationships with higher value, higher volume customers
  • Keep pace with evolving integration requirements of customers in your industry
  • Leverage APIs and other tools that enhance your capabilities without complexity