ANSI As the coordinator for national standards in the United States ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a member of non-treaty international standards organizations. ANSI coordinates the activities involved in US participation in international standardization bodies. The American National Standards Institute has serve as administrator of the US standardization system in a private sector approximately Read More →

GS1 EDI Implementation Process Basics GS1 EDI standards cover many supply chain business processes from ordering up to supplying. For each of these processes, different set of messages are needed. Before a company starts any GS1 EDI implementation, the management need to answer the following questions: Which business processes will be supported by GS1 electronic data interchange? What data Read More →

Logistics EDI Applications Implementation Steps Logistics EDI Applications help a lot many warehousing/logistics providers involved in the implementation of EDI. As the public warehouse business becomes more competitive, many warehouses are trying to expand their traditional “product processing” business into the “information processing” business. The warehouses are looking for the new electronic data interchange trends. Logistics EDI Applications serve to Read More →

EDI Transportation Cycle Common Description And Terms EDI Transportation Cycle in most cases looks like: a vendor sends a Motor Carrier Shipping Information document (EDI 204) to the cartage firm to specify that there is a shipment to be picked up. The cartage firm sends a Response Load Tender (EDI 990) to the vendor, specifying if they will pick Read More →

Return of Merchandise to Vendor In EDI Cycle Return of Merchandise from a retailer to a vendor can occur for two reasons: Faulty Merchandise or Overstock positions on merchandise. Faulty Merchandise Returns If merchandise is found to be faulty and must be returned to the vendor for credit, the process is simply to contact the vendor to Read More →

EDI Cross-Dock Delivery Description EDI Cross-Dock Delivery is an initiative to push the processing of goods from the retailer back to the vendor. The EDI Cross-Dock Delivery approach is to have vendor’s pre-package goods so the merchandise does not require further processing by the retailer’s warehouse. If done properly, the vendor will pre-package the merchandise in a Read More →

Direct to Store Deliveries (EDI Merchandise) Direct to Store Deliveries occur when an order will be placed for delivery to a specific store. The order may be placed at the store manually or electronically. Another option is to have a central buying office order the merchandise for each store. The DSD model is very common for retail Read More →

Central Stock Distribution (EDI Merchandise) Central Stock distribution has merchandise shipped to a central warehouse and the stores will pull stock from the central warehouse. Refrigerators are a very common example of Central Stock Merchandise. A shipment of 1000 refrigerators is received at a central warehouse. Each individual store will only receive one in-stock refrigerator. The rest of Read More →

EDI Advanced Shipment Notification Purpose In Logistics EDI Advanced Shipment Notification has become the latest trend in retailing. The reason for the focus on advanced shipment notification is to reduce processing costs, time, and to improve knowledge of product delivery. If advanced shipment notification is provided by EDI, the shipment notification will report on: Vendor Information Shipment Read More →

Seasonal Purchasing EDI Guidelines And Brief Notes Seasonal Purchasing occurs when Buyers and Vendors determine the order quantities based on a purchase per season. This method is typical for seasonal product, such as swimwear, where the selling season is too short to re-order product. The buyers’ and vendors’ knowledge of the market and previous year’s Read More →