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.
Today’s consumer demand for information and transparency has had the food supply chain shift toward more standardization, technology and lot tracking of the food origin, ingredients and other product information. With low margins, stiff competition and digital integration it puts additional strain on the food industry. Automation is the key to ensuring the food industry
With new regulations emerging all the time by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), gaining perspective on Lot Tracking is more important than ever. Traceability of food ingredients intended to be incorporated into the food chain should be established at all stages of production, processing and distribution. Using
Increased speed and productivity continues to be imperative for the supply chain and an important factor for growth within organizations. Cross-docking is a strategy that can be implemented to achieve the competitive advantage by providing improvements in efficiency and handling times. What is cross-docking? Cross-docking is a logistical practice of transferring materials from an incoming
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
Chargebacks can ruin even a successful business. They are annoying and most of the time their fees come without warning. While it may seem like chargebacks are inevitable, there are ways that can help you stop them before they affect your business. Being aware of potential errors will help in reducing chargebacks which can be
3M has announced that they have added the availability for their low volume customers the ability to exchange documents through EDI. Now companies exchanging documents with 3M have two choices. High volume – exchange of X12 format documents directly or after processing by an EDI VAN such as GXS’ Trade Grid. Low volume – connection
Move Your EDI System and Avoid Buying a New EDI System An Indiana Tier III vendor needed to improve performance and cap cost. Since they used Epicor’s Vantage™ the choice was easy: move to Epicor ERP 10™. They also considered moving to another EDI system, but remained with Global eXchange Services TrustedLink™ to avoid a
An aspect of planning is anticipating problems and becoming prepared. In the 201x decade disaster prevention has largely been met by moving to Virtual Machine (VM) servers. However, not all potential disasters have been met by VM. Today, a disaster can be losing the connection to key customers. The interconnection in the supply chain means
Acquisition ahead? DCS has experience converting acquired companies’ EDI and B2B document exchanges.
Milestone AV Technologies is the leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Their innovative products, sold principally under the Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, and Projecta brand names, are sold through numerous channels, including Pro AV dealers, regional home theater dealers, consumer electronics retailers, mass merchants and original equipment manufacturers. For