EDI onboarding

The Ripple Effect: How Retail Acquisitions Impact Supplier EDI Compliance

In 1997, Safeway acquired Vons/Pavilions. Then in 2015, Albertson’s acquired Safeway. And in 2022, Kroger attempted to acquire Albertson’s for $26.4 billion. Fast forward to February of this year and the Federal Trade Commission announced it is filing a lawsuit to block the acquisition stating concerns about the merger being…
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How EDI Unlocks Financial Excellence

A leading wholesale distributor cuts their order processing costs by 30%. A prominent food and beverage company reduces its FDA compliance-related issues by 40%. A retailer of consumer packaged goods saw a 25% reduction in chargebacks by improving its order accuracy. What do these three companies all have in common?…
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Unlocking Efficiency with an EDI Onboarding Checklist

In today’s fast-paced business world, where time is of the essence, efficient communication and collaboration between trading partners are absolutely crucial for achieving success. EDI has been a long-time indispensable tool in the realm of business-to-business (B2B) transactions, often being a mandatory requirement. However, to ensure a seamless transition into…
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EDI Onboarding: Establishing Relational Business Rules

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, where efficiency and accuracy are paramount, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has remained a crucial tool for seamless communication between trading partners. EDI streamlines the exchange of business documents, such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipment notices, by replacing traditional paper-based methods with electronic formats. In…
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Hey Suppliers, Fast Track EDI Onboarding!

There are few things more exciting or rewarding than winning new business—after months of building relationships with potential retail customers, drafting contracts, and negotiating terms, you’ve finally sealed the deal on a partnership that will enrich and grow both your companies. But the real hard work is yet to come—when…
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Prioritizing EDI Tasks

Photo appears courtesy of R/DV/RS. Ping! You hear your email and there’s another one of those “New Requirements” emails from one of your trading partners, Perfection Construction.  Yeah, yeah, I’ll look at it later.  You never get to it because you have Evan in Sales breathing down your neck about…
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Streamline Your EDI Transactions with Electronic Trading Profiles

Updated July 7, 2023 You’ve taken your first steps as a small business owner—you have a website, business cards, a line card, and other collateral for your business. You’ve implemented or will soon implement some degree of EDI capability. Your next step is to put that EDI to use with…
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A CEO’s Guide to Supplier Enablement

Photo appears courtesy of Dan4th Nicholas.  You’ve been doing EDI for years.  You’ve got a phenomenal software package (extra points if it’s Liaison’s Delta/ECS).  Your top 30%, 40%, even 50% of your supply chain is connected through EDI document exchanges.  You have eliminated most manual processes.  And through the use of…
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Have You Been a Victim of Supplier Enablement?

Supplier enablement is one of those phrases that typically has the small business owner shaking in his boots.  It normally goes like this…you get an email from your customer that you will be contacted soon by an EDI provider who will “help” you become EDI compliant.  Once you speak to…
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