The Benefits of Implementing an EDI Solution

    What is EDI?   Electronic Data Integration, or EDI, is a system by which data, such as purchase orders or invoices, are able to be processed and responded to by various electronic systems, rather than by manual processing by humans. Some EDI messages include EDI 850 – New Purchase Orders, and EDI 727 – Supplier Routing Request.   The Benefits of implementing EDI   The main benefit of implementing a comprehensive EDI solution is that many platforms, such as Amazon VC, require suppliers to be [...]

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Amazon FBA vs Direct Fulfillment

What is Amazon Direct Fulfillment? To better aid suppliers, Amazon offers Direct Fulfillment facilities to selected vendors, along with the traditional FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). To join this program, vendors must already be in the traditional program, and must fill out an application. Normally, FBA is a system by which vendors ship their products to an Amazon Distribution Center, from where Amazon manages all shipping and returns to the individual customers. Amazon issues bulk order at the beginning of each week. Suppliers [...]

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Freight Carrier Invoice Automation – Use EDI

Freight Carriers Large Freight Carriers like ABF, Bax Global, BNSF Logistics and many other Freight carriers provide Electronic Data Integration(EDI) as an option to automate the documents exchange with them. This improves data processing speed and accuracy. It also helps to reduce human data entry errors and time consuming manual process. Documents for automation with EDI The below documents can be automated with Freight Forwarders using EDI Load Tender (Pickup Request) – EDI 204 Carrier Invoice – EDI 210 Bill of Lading – EDI 211 Shipment [...]

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Smart Supply Chain – What is it and why do you need it?

The Importance of a Connected Supply Chain Most companies rely on traditional processes to ensure the gap between demand and supply is as small as possible. These include forecasts and purchasing plans, which are used to order the necessary materials on time. To factor in some variation, companies may have a distribution plan in place, all of which come together to give the customer a precise delivery window. This entire process, however, is prone to delays and miscalculations, all of [...]

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