Electronic Data Interchange

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) – What is it? Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of standard electronic business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between two organisations. The sending company creates an electronic document and the receiving company processes it – without the need for human intervention. There are two key elements in basic EDI. First, electronic documents replace paperbased ones. Second, the Read More →

EDI In Food Service

Mitchells & Butlers improves stock visibility and efficiency with electronic despatch advices Mitchells & Butlers is the UK’s leading pub and pub restaurant operator with over 2,000 businesses in prime locations around the country. For the operator, visibility of stock across the business and good quality data is vital. To serve its customers better and improve supply chain efficiency, the company decided to replace Read More →

EDI training

Cutting paper usage – save costs, improve efficiency and be sustainable GS1 industry research shows that significant cost savings can be made by eliminating the use of paper documents and replacing them with EDI messages. Businesses that rely on paper-based processes have to cover the cost of printing forms, postage, administrative overhead such as filing and retrieval, data entry and the manual validation of information. There Read More →

EDI training

Full implementation of EDI in grocery retail sector Despite the near saturation of electronic ordering and invoicing in this sector, the uptake of electronic despatch advices is comparatively low at 38%. GS1 UK’s research has identified further cost savings of £200 million if the sector fully adopted EDI despatch advices for all of its orders. The UK retail grocery sector has the opportunity to Read More →