EDI Chargebacks: Definition and Common Types EDI Chargebacks (often referred to as “expense-offsets”) are financial penalties for non-compliance with your customer’s requirements. Customers issue EDI chargebacks because vendor noncompliance disrupts operations and creates an additional expense for the customer. Therefore, customers create “expense offset policies” that are intended to recover the additional cost incurred by the customer Read More →

EDI Integration Guides: Pilot Trading Partner and Community Roll-Out Techniques EDI integration guides were already discussed in EDI Academy earlier posts, e.g. EDI Cost Analysis, EDI Planning or EDI For Small Business. Today’s post describes EDI integration guides regarding pilot trading partner testing and community roll-out techniques. One of the best ways to assure success is to test Read More →

Final Destination Code and Serial Shipping Container Code UCC 128 Bar Code Formats (Final Destination Code and Serial Shipping Container Code) and Import Shipping Container Marking Samples will be described in today’s post. See our earlier posts devoted to JCPenny for more information about EDI basic requirements and guidelines. UCC 128 Bar Code Formats – Final Destination Code JCPenny UCC Read More →

JCPenny Import Shipping Bar Code: Contract/P.O. Number and Item Number/Quantity JCPenny Import Shipping Bar Code requirements are a part of general shipping guides for JCPenny vendors. You can refer to our previous posts to learn more about JCPenny EDI program and shipping requirements. JCPenny Import Shipping Bar Code: Contract/P.O. Number JCPenny Import Shipping Bar Code #1: Retail with Contract Number Read More →

EDI Planning: Sponsoring and Analyzing Business Needs EDI planning is a major step in EDI Implementation project. The objectives of EDI are to satisfy business needs, for example, improve procurement processes, increase supply chain efficiency, and reduce float time in financial or medical claims transactions. The problem with EDI being an IT project is that Read More →

EDI Cost Analysis: Make the Right Calculation EDI Cost Analysis makes it possible to conduct a cost justification for EDI. The EDI Cost Analysis will help create the project implementation plan. There are direct and indirect benefits associated with EDI. The following steps should be taken: Accumulate the total cost of all the tasks involved in Read More →

EDI Implementation Guidelines and Mapping Practice Notes EDI Implementation Guidelines and Mapping instructions are very important issues to consider when starting EDI partnership. Keep in mind that EDI transaction sets are often general, vast, and broad in scope. One trading partner may require, for example, to use certain segments in the definite transaction, or to use particular ones in a Read More →

EDI Reasoning Analysis: implementation approaches and cost calculation EDI Reasoning Analysis is one of the ways to streamline new approach for companies when they still hesitate if EDI implementation is beneficial. Usually companies choose implementing in-house EDI solutions. This approach means taking an existing solution, licensing it, customizing and integrating into a company’s e-business environment Read More →

Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing Special Requirements Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing requires all vendors to be responsible for any cost associated with shipping their merchandise to a lab testing facility. Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing does not exempt the vendor from Neiman Marcus Direct Inner Packing and Vendor Box Packaging requirements described in our previous post. Neiman Marcus Shipping Read More →

Neiman Marcus Re-Shipper Requirements Neiman Marcus Re-shipper is a package or container that will be used to ship product to the customer’s home without further protection or packaging being added. Neiman Marcus Re-shipper must provide total protection for the parcel carrier’s environment as described in the guidelines below. Note: Neiman Marcus Re-shipper must be transit Read More →