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 [...]
IBM has announced an update to the certificates used to identify their servers that receive documents via HTTPS. These new certificates use the SHA 2 algorithm for better security and are issued by a new signing authority. If you use the IBM Supply Chain Business Network, it’s important that you inform your team responsible for HTTPS certificate changes of this update. The cutover will take place on one of two dates, depending on which IBM system you are using. If the sending URL contains https://primary.ca.globalec.com or you use the IP address 188.8.131.52, the cutover date is May 15, 2018. If the sending [...]
Amazon has announced the opening of a new fulfillment center in Mexico on April 15, 2018. If you do business with Amazon, it’s important to consider how this will affect your deliveries. The address of the fulfillment center is: Servicios Comerciales Amazon Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Prologis Park Grande Libramiento Norte No. 87 Lote A Col. Ricardo Flores Magon, Tepotzotlan Mexico 54607 The new ship-to facility codes are: Amazon FC Code: MEX3 SAN: 1367420 Carton SAN: 1367439 What does this mean for you? If you’re an EDI vendor receiving the X12 850 transaction, it’s important to add this [...]
Amazon has announced a new fulfillment center non-compliance chargeback called No Show. A carrier will receive the No Show chargeback if they miss a confirmed delivery slot without cancelling or rescheduling the appointment in advance. This is in the interest of keeping Amazon’s fulfillment centers running smoothly and on-schedule. Carriers may start receiving notifications about No Show beginning August 14, 2017. However, Amazon won’t begin charging for it until October 16, 2017. The charge is $250 for Truckload (TL) and $90 for Less Than Truckload (LTL). Do you do business with Amazon? If so, it’s important to know how No [...]
Amazon has announced that it will be merging three related chargebacks. This will help simplify Amazon’s purchase order fulfillment compliance structure. The new chargeback is called PO On-Time Accuracy. Effective September 1, 2017, it will consolidate the PO On-Time Non-Compliance, Excessive Backorder, and Unfilled by Cancel Date chargebacks. If you work with Amazon, what does this change mean for your organization? You will receive the PO On-Time Accuracy Chargeback if over 10% of your products don’t arrive during the purchase order window. Amazon will cancel the charges, however, if the prior four-week average on-time rate exceeded 90%. It’s important for [...]
Amazon will be changing their public-facing IP address ranges on August 28, 2017 at 0:00 (midnight) PST. The change will apply to both AS2 and SFTP protocols. If you trade with Amazon and use a firewall to block any inbound or outbound traffic by IP, it’s important to consider how the change will affect your business. You’ll need to ensure that the relevant IP address ranges are whitelisted. Data Communication Solutions (DCS) is ready to help your business adjust to Amazon’s IP address changes. For the best B2B integration solution, contact DCS today.
Data Communication Solutions (DCS) attended two conferences in June and July 2017: GS1 Connect and Inforum. Both were informative experiences that gave DCS the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of organizations. DCS attended the GS1 Connect 2017 conference on June 20-22. The conference, focused largely on standardization, gave supply chain partners the chance to connect and learn how to improve their businesses through educational programs, exhibits, and conference sessions. Hot topics at the conference included Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and Walmart’s purchase of Jet.com. Attendees learned how they could best adjust to these changes in the [...]
Amazon has announced it will be opening a new fulfillment center in June 2017. If you do business with Amazon, it’s important to consider how this will affect your deliveries. The address of the fulfillment center is: Golden State FC LLC 27517 Pioneer Ave Redlands, CA 92374 The new ship-to facility codes are: Amazon FC Code: LGB4 SAN: 9903828 What does this mean for you? If you’re an EDI vendor receiving the X12 850 transaction, it’s important to add this information into your system as soon as possible. This will let you process orders for the new fulfillment center. You’ll [...]
Data Communication Solutions (DCS) will be attending the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG show in January of 2017. The event takes place on January 15–17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The BIG show is NRF’s annual convention and EXPO. This three day event offers education and networking opportunities. It’s also home to an EXPO hall where hundreds of companies share their technology solutions with attendees. Are you attending the BIG show? If so, we hope to see you there! Contact Dan Hett (email@example.com), our Sales and Business Development Manager, or Professional Services Manager Philip Bravos [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi1WEJA41jg There are many benefits to using EDI. It's important to understand the unique challenges that come with these benefits, though. This video examines the challenges you'll face regarding EDI reliability, effectiveness, immediacy, security, and economics. It also highlights the best solutions for these challenges. This is the latest in a series of videos explaining various aspects of EDI. To see the rest of our videos, check out our YouTube channel or the EDI Education Videos page on our website.