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 →

EDI Sales Processing In Gl0bal Supply Chain EDI Sales Processing described below cover such topics as In-store Determination of Quantities Required and Vendor Managed/Assisted Inventory. This information will be useful for those who are involved in warehousing, logistics, retail and supply chain in general. In-store Determination of Quantities Required Store personnel check the shelves and communicate merchandise Read More →

EDI Order Processing Description (Supply Chain) EDI Order Processing described in this blog presents and explains the retail order cycle application. There are four major functions in the EDI Order Processing: •Inventory Status (to determine what to order) Purchase Order creation (by retailer or by vendor) Purchase Order Acknowledgment (by vendor to retailer) Invoice what product Read More →

Warehouse EDI Tendencies: Order Processing, Logistics And Transportation Warehouse EDI systems are constantly developing as the public warehouse business becomes more competitive. Many warehouses are trying to shift their business to electronic technologies including warehouse EDI systems. One of the things this tendency will influence a lot is quicker order processing. The newest trend is Read More →

EDI Purchase Order Creation EDI Purchase Order belongs to the most used electronic transactions in supply chain and retail. Typical information sent in the ordering cycle (Purchase Order/Invoicing): PO identification information (PO Number, PO Date, Contract Number, Release Number) Currency Information (currency used, exchange rates etc.) Internal Reference Numbers Free Form Notes FOB and Carrier Read More →

EDI Invoicing: Basic Description and Terms EDI Invoicing is one of the basic electronic operations in everyday business communication. EDI Invoicing is simply the process by which the vendor gets paid for the goods delivered using EDI facilities. Typically, the information sent in an Invoice is similar to the information passed in a Purchase Order. The Read More →