26 09, 2018

DCS Provides a Unique Invoice Solution

By |2018-10-02T11:03:46-05:00September 26, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Provides a Unique Invoice Solution

The Business Need The Allen Company is an American manufacturer of hunting and fishing equipment. They had a unique situation on their hands. Allen’s customer was unable to send EDI purchase orders (850). However, they required Allen to return an EDI invoice (810) to them. Allen turned to Data Communication Solutions (DCS) to find the ideal solution to this issue. EDI specialist Rob Hollis took on the project.   The DCS Solution To help Allen achieve their goals, DCS created mapping and configurations for Allen’s EDI invoices. We worked through data issues created by the lack of a purchase order. [...]

18 07, 2018

DCS Helps Tech Company Process ASN

By |2018-07-18T14:00:29-05:00July 18, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Helps Tech Company Process ASN

Carling Technologies is a Connecticut-based manufacturer of products including circuit breakers, switches, and controls. They needed help processing their Advanced Ship Notices, or ASNs for short, due to industry changes to the format. Carling turned to Data Communication Solutions (DCS) to get the job done. DCS Consultant Dawn Stevens was in charge of the project. . About the ASN Companies use the Advance Ship Notice, or X12 856, to electronically communicate the load contents before the shipment arrives at the trading partner’s facility. It is used in most industries. The main details provided to the trading partner are as follows: [...]

18 01, 2018

DCS Increases Food Producer’s Efficiency with EDI

By |2018-03-14T14:16:41-05:00January 18, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Increases Food Producer’s Efficiency with EDI

The Business Need Wholesome Sweeteners is a Texas-based producer of sugars, molasses, syrups, stevia, and honey. They had customers who were requesting EDI transactions including purchase orders, invoices, and advance ship notices. They turned to Data Communication Solutions (DCS) for help in setting up BizLink™ EDI to automate their order processes. Specifically, they needed help with their 3PL warehouse processes. DCS EDI Consultant Dawn Stevens handled the project. . The DCS Solution Automating warehouse documents through EDI streamlines the 3PL operation. This allows a company to save both time and money as employees don’t need to constantly be running the [...]

1 11, 2017

DCS Restores Effective Communication to Auto Parts Producer

By |2017-11-01T11:11:34-05:00November 1, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Restores Effective Communication to Auto Parts Producer

Business Need Indiana Automotive Fasteners, Inc. is a company headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana that produces fasteners for the automotive industry. They were unable to communicate with key customers in Mexico and Europe, including Volkswagen, Tesla, Honda, and Toyota. This put a strain on Indiana Automotive’s business as they were unable to deliver their products, resulting in reduced profits. Indiana Automotive reached out to Data Communication Solutions (DCS) for help. DCS EDI consultant Ron Katz was in charge of the project. . The EDI Challenge Indiana Automotive, whose EDI system is IBM’s Gentran:Server™ 400, was unable to communicate with their international [...]

22 09, 2017

DCS Helps International Manufacturer with Automation

By |2017-11-20T13:15:02-06:00September 22, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Helps International Manufacturer with Automation

The Business Need Carling Technologies is an international manufacturer whose products include switches, controls, and circuit breakers. They needed to automate their order processes in their United Kingdom office and create new EDIFACT maps. They were overwhelmed with the amount of manual work they faced, resulting in discrepancies and other issues. In order to streamline their processes and reduce errors, Carling turned to Data Communication Solutions (DCS). DCS consultant Dawn Stevens took on the project.   The DCS Solution  DCS went through many steps in order to achieve Carling’s automation goal. These include: Created EDIFACT maps for several of Carling’s [...]

24 03, 2017

DCS Provides EDI Training for Equipment Distributor

By |2020-04-06T11:56:04-05:00March 24, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Provides EDI Training for Equipment Distributor

The Business Need United Refrigeration Inc. (URI) is a distributor of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating parts and equipment. They needed basic training on the fundamentals of EDI as a prerequisite for training on how to use their EDI and ERP systems. URI reached out to Data Communication Solutions (DCS) for help. DCS EDI Specialist Jasper Abeyta took on the project. The Training Challenge Jasper needed to determine the client’s needs and prepare adequate material for on-site customized training. To this end, he built time into the training for questions and answers and to do live case studies. The Training Process Jasper took three steps to [...]

7 03, 2017

DCS Helps Manufacturer to Better Process Data

By |2017-05-02T09:01:55-05:00March 7, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Helps Manufacturer to Better Process Data

The Business Need Kimber Manufacturing, Inc. is a New York-based manufacturing company. One of their trading partners is Cabela’s. Kimber needed help with processing 852 Data Activity for VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory). A customer of Data Communication Solutions (DCS) since 2013, Kimber turned to us for assistance. DCS EDI specialist Beth Moyer handled the project. The EDI Challenge DCS needed to ensure that Kimber’s system would process only one order for each Ship-To code (e.g.  Store, Distribution Center, etc.) due to ERP and EDI Translator “out-of-the-box” limitations. Over the course of DCS’ work, a particular data challenge occurred: the test [...]

3 03, 2017

DCS Assists with SHA Capability

By |2017-05-02T08:38:36-05:00March 3, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Assists with SHA Capability

When it comes to the electronic exchange of data (EDI), security is always an important factor. The secure transmission of data is enabled by SSL, which provides encryption and authentication. The algorithm used by most SSL certificates, SHA, has recently transitioned from one version to another. Data Communication Solutions (DCS) recently helped a client get their server up-to-date in order to accommodate this change. In this article, we’ll first introduce what SHA is and then look at DCS’ solution. SHA Explained SHA stands for Secure Hashing Algorithm. It’s used by most SSL certificates for the digital signature. SHA-1 is an [...]

1 03, 2017

DCS Provides UCC-128 Solution

By |2017-05-02T08:44:51-05:00March 1, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Provides UCC-128 Solution

Data Communication Solutions (DCS) recently assisted a U.S. pet toy manufacturer as they upgraded their ERP system. Our work was to identify what in the new output didn’t match their old output and identify what that value difference represented. Over the course of this project, an issue came up regarding UCC-128 barcode labels. In this article, we will first explain how the UCC-128 works. We will then go over the issue our client was having and the solution we provided for them. t The UCC-128 Explained The UCC-128 barcode label is typically a 20-digit number. Its purpose is to uniquely [...]

20 01, 2017

DCS Helps Medical Devices Company Connect to Canada

By |2017-05-04T09:26:37-05:00January 20, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on DCS Helps Medical Devices Company Connect to Canada

The Business Need AngioDynamics is a New York based company that manufactures medical devices. They wanted to enter the Canada market for their industry. However, rather than spending the time and money to create their own warehouse, they opted to work with a 3rd party warehouse (UPS). AngioDynamics uses Oracle ERP, which doesn’t support 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) by design. For Oracle, all 3PL are out of scope and must be custom written. Additionally, AngioDynamics uses OpenText/GXS BizManager translation and mapping software for EDI conversion. Since this was their first 3PL experience, they had never implemented the 900 series warehouse [...]

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