For decades now, the retail industry has used Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to streamline many of their paper-based processes with electronic documents. There are still companies that use some form of paper-based processes in their order, invoice and dispatch advices indicating that are still a lot of potential for EDI to deliver even greater potential
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.
EDI can be pivotal to creating competitive value for the retailer. Retailers have enjoyed the benefits of EDI for years. However, there is still a great deal of potential for EDI to deliver more to the retail industry. Retailers now face a competitive marketplace of easy online price discovery and multiple options for delivery. Vendor