2 09, 2021

What is E2E in Supply Chain Management?

By |2024-02-29T13:13:59-06:00September 2, 2021|EDI 101, Strategic Sourcing|Comments Off on What is E2E in Supply Chain Management?

Supply chains are how we bring goods to market. Each step, from sourcing to manufacturing to delivery, presents unique challenges. And if something goes wrong at one point, it can disrupt the whole system. Supply chain management is how we keep the process flowing. But the supply chain is evolving. Our global, on-demand economy requires a dynamic, scalable approach. And tomorrow will bring more challenges. Are you ready? End to End (E2E) supply chain management is how you keep up today and prepare for tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know about this future-ready approach to supply chain management. [...]

13 08, 2021

Why Is Strategic Sourcing Important?

By |2021-08-13T11:18:41-05:00August 13, 2021|Strategic Sourcing|Comments Off on Why Is Strategic Sourcing Important?

The economy is global. Doing business in the global economy is competitive, complex, and sometimes chaotic. Product and materials sourcing is a constant struggle. Your carefully constructed supply chain is under duress. Political volatility, the forces of nature, and emerging threats can disrupt it. Is your sourcing system stable enough to hold up to today's risks? Can your supply chain weather the storm? Effective strategic sourcing can give your company the edge over your competition. Here's how using it to build reliable sources helps your business hold up to the chaos. What Is Strategic Sourcing? From raw materials to stocking shelves, [...]

29 07, 2021

How COVID 19 changed EDI systems and processes

By |2021-07-29T14:52:55-05:00July 29, 2021|EDI Resources|Comments Off on How COVID 19 changed EDI systems and processes

Business depends on clear communications. It's a long supply chain between raw materials, manufacturers, distribution centers, and customers. It's woven through with transportation logistics and paperwork, lots of paperwork. But COVID-19 changed the business environment for some; it brought frustration. They struggled to keep their supply chain moving amid lockdowns. For others, it was simply a pivot point. Businesses using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) were ready for the paperless, non-contact world. But COVID-19 changed everything, even EDI solutions. The move to the cloud accelerated, making EDI more agile and affordable than ever before. What Exactly Is EDI? EDI, or electronic data [...]

28 06, 2021

Fixes for the 4 Most Common EDI System Issues

By |2024-06-26T12:51:13-05:00June 28, 2021|EDI & AS2 Systems|Comments Off on Fixes for the 4 Most Common EDI System Issues

EDI systems are the way to do business in the modern age. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), put simply, is a way to do business in a paperless world. All the data and documents are exchanged from computer to computer.While there's no doubt, the EDI process is streamlining everything about business data exchange, especially in the automotive and warehousing industries. But when things go wrong, they go very wrong. Don't get caught flat-footed when you're EDI gets you into trouble. Here at Data Communications Solutions, we're here to help make us your first stop when you run into trouble.But here are a few [...]

14 06, 2021

EDI Cost of Implementation & Cost Saving EDI Solutions

By |2021-06-14T11:51:32-05:00June 14, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EDI Cost of Implementation & Cost Saving EDI Solutions

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a method of exchanging business documents computer-to-computer between business partners in a standard electronic format. Generally, the exchange of EDI documents takes place between two companies, called business or trading partners. Businesses usually exchange documents related to invoices, purchases, orders and advance shipping notices, customs and inventory, payments and bills of lading via EDI solutions. Shifting from a paper-based exchange of business documents to a reliable electronic method helps businesses benefit from it in multiple ways. EDI reduces business costs and errors and enhances processing speed, and improves professional relationships with business partners. EDI [...]

19 03, 2021

Why EDI Is Critical to Your Supply Chain

By |2021-03-19T14:32:56-05:00March 19, 2021|EDI Resources|Comments Off on Why EDI Is Critical to Your Supply Chain

What is EDI and why is it critical to your supply chain? Many individuals have lost their jobs since COVID-19 surged through the United States last spring. Families have suffered from income loss. People didn't know what to do. As time passed and few opportunities returned, people began to look for contact-free work alternatives. Many turned to the internet to set up online stores and sell goods or services for the first time. If you hear yourself in the above text, you're not alone. The learning curve of starting a B2B/B2C business is steep, and filled with trade [...]

27 01, 2021

Check Out DCS’ Automotive EDI Cheat Sheet!

By |2024-02-29T13:57:19-06:00January 27, 2021|Industries|Comments Off on Check Out DCS’ Automotive EDI Cheat Sheet!

Do you work with EDI in the automotive industry? If so, there are many industry-specific terms you'll need to know the definitions of. Furthermore, there are specific EDI transactions you're likely to encounter as you do business. It might be difficult to keep all of this information memorized. Thankfully, with DCS' Automotive EDI Cheat Sheet, you have a convenient go-to resource! This four page PDF includes a list of terms related to EDI in the automotive industry. It also includes a list of the most commonly used transactions in this industry, plus in-depth overviews of the three core documents (830/DELFOR, [...]

25 01, 2021

DCS Provides Daimler API Solution for Customer

By |2024-06-27T15:39:34-05:00January 25, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Provides Daimler API Solution for Customer

The Business Need Grote Industries is an Indiana-based automotive manufacturer. A long-term customer of Data Communication Solutions, Grote needed us to create a fast-tracked API solution for their customer, Daimler, also known as Mercedes-Benz. This was meant to replace an EDI process that Daimler was eliminating. DCS EDI specialist Ashley Fish handled the project. APIs Explained API stands for Application Program Interface. Simply put, they let one application “talk” to another application. An API consists of three main components: Procedures, which is the actual function of the API. The communication protocols the API uses to connect applications. The tools that [...]

14 01, 2021

Ring in the New Year with New EDI Resolutions

By |2021-01-14T10:55:23-06:00January 14, 2021|EDI Resources|Comments Off on Ring in the New Year with New EDI Resolutions

It goes without saying that 2020 was a tough year. Even so, EDI remained an essential part of keeping business moving forward. With 2020 behind you, it’s the perfect time for a review of your EDI environment so you can position yourself for success in 2021. In 2020, did you experience any of the following? Processing slowed down Increase in manual corrections Break in connections (direct of through an EDI network) Too many invoices rejected Expensive chargebacks The above disruptions are costly to your company, especially during peak times. Here are six things you should review and consider for 2021: [...]

16 12, 2020

How Will Brexit Affect Your EDI?

By |2020-12-16T11:21:54-06:00December 16, 2020|EDI Resources|Comments Off on How Will Brexit Affect Your EDI?

On January 1st, 2021, Brexit – the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union – will be complete. This move will have many economic impacts. The world of EDI is no exception. Do you have a company based in the UK? Does your company have trading partners there? If so, it’s important to consider the EDI changes you must make. For example, if a company in the UK is selling to a company in an EU country, they will need to change the tax code in their EDI message from what it was pre-Brexit. At this point, it will be [...]

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