Barnes and Noble EDI  guidance for vendor partners Barnes and Noble EDI Vendor & Product Guidelines Standard Operating Policies & Procedures have been created to provide clear guidance for Vendor Partners to ensure that merchandise flows quickly and efficiently through the Barnes & Noble Distribution Supply Chain to the end customer via EDI. Barnes & Noble, Inc. Read More →

EDI Service Providers – role of outsourcing in EDI process EDI Service Providers are third parties in electronic data interchange. An EC/EDI relationship with your trading partners can be overwhelming and complex. With global trade and technology changing so rapidly it can be difficult to keep up and will likely become more complex over time. The Read More →

Add On Technologies in Electronic Data Interchange Process Add On Technologies for EDI will be interesting for manufacturers or distributors involved in the supply chain. The most complicated EDI transaction used in the supply chain is the 856—Advanced Ship Notice (ASN). Companies use the ASN to manage just-in-time deliveries from their suppliers. An ASN is sent by Read More →

EDI data integration considerations EDI data integration is needed because some business applications will accept an EDI transaction in its raw format for processing. This means there has to be integration software in the middle that will map the EDI transaction into the format that the business application will accept. The business application will provide the ‘doorway’ to allow a transaction to ‘enter’ Read More →

Data translation and mapping service solution Data translation cost (also translation software) will vary depending on your computing platform. Each company owner should study the company actual EDI situation (including its full absense). This needs to be done to choose the suitable ways of EDI implementation. EDI integration cost depends on many factors. Below you will find some Read More →

EDI management: tracking partner relationships and functions EDI management keeps track of the attributes that differ from one trading partner to the next. The following are some examples of EDI management: • Contact information for the business person responsible for EDI. • Contact information for the technical person responsible for EDI. • Data transport method used, Read More →

EDI data translation – interpreting EDI to ensure standards compliance EDI data translation is essential because most of the data is meaningless until it is passed through an EDI translator. EDI data translation is the process of interpreting EDI data to ensure it conforms to the EDI standards (X12 or EDIFACT), as well as performing checks and balances before Read More →

EDI data transport methods (protocols) EDI data transport methods depend on various factors surrounding cost, security and compliancy that will determine which EDI data transport method you should use. If you are the follower in a trading relationship, the EDI data transport method will most often be determined by the driver. Followers have little say in the matter, and Read More →

EDI components description and transport protocols presentation EDI Components: sender and receiver There are many EDI components involved in an EDI relationship between two trading partners. EDI is a batch process in which transactions are grouped together into one or more files and all transmitted at the same time. One trading partner is the sender (outbound) and Read More →