Supply Chain

EDI Best Practices for a New Year

Toasting our way into 2024, the world of business continues to evolve, and staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and B2B integration remains a cornerstone of efficient and secure business communication, enabling seamless exchange of information between trading partners. In this blog article,…
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Navigating the Future: Supply Chain Predictions for 2024

As we step into 2024, the global supply chain continues to evolve in response to myriad technological advancements, shifting consumer demands, and the aftermath of unprecedented events like a pandemic, climate change and wars. In this blog post, we’ll explore some key predictions for the supply chain industry in 2024…
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EDI as the Unsung Hero of the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is an incredibly busy and exciting time of the year. It’s a time when consumers rush to buy gifts, retailers stock up on inventory, and logistics companies work tirelessly to ensure that products reach their destinations on time. Behind the scenes, there’s a silent hero that…
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Supply Chain Management: The Role of AI in Streamlining Operations

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, industries are continuously seeking innovative ways to optimize their processes and remain competitive. One such industry that has witnessed a transformative impact is supply chain management. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer in the realm of supply chains, offering organizations…
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Navigating the Complex World of the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

The food and beverage industry is a massive global network that keeps billions of people fed and hydrated every day. Behind the scenes, however, lies a complex supply chain that faces many hurdles and myriad challenges. From farm to fork, these challenges can impact the quality, safety, and availability of…
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5 Reasons to Embrace EDI with Aldi for Seamless Business Collaboration

Lest anyone think EDI was going the way of the Walkman, Aldi is about to acquire Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s Supermarkets. What this means for suppliers of the 400 southeast locations of WD and Harvey’s is that if they weren’t already doing EDI, they will be required to once this acquisition…
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Modern B2B: Cloud-Based EDI + Supply Chain Visibility

You would have to be living under a rock to not see that everything is subscription based nowadays. I even see it on FB with my boomer cousins, complaining about MS Office moving to subscriptions.  It’s not going away and CDs are not coming back (yes, I have an Apple…
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SuiteWorld, NetSuite & Sweet Integration Success

GraceBlood has been stalking the SuiteWorld NetSuite conference this week taking place at the Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas.  Oracle’s NetSuite is a cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution with roughly 28,000 current customers.  NetSuite offers such functionality as Accounting, Order Management, Inventory Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).  Good…
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EDI & Supply Chain Performance: Don’t Be Reactive

One of your largest customers or suppliers has mandated that to continue doing business with them, you have to be EDI compliant.  So, rather than risk losing the business, you search “EDI compliant” in your browser and are immediately presented with a dizzying number of potential suitors.  You select one…
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Supply Chain Lessons at RVCF

This fall’s RVCF Conference (the first in-person event since the pandemic) was held recently at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale, Arizona.  RVCF and the Marriott both did a great job with enhanced sanitization and social distancing for those in attendance and GraceBlood was there to mingle and learn!  The…
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The 3 Rs of 2020: Musings of a B2B Survivor

Review Some will say that 2020 was an absolute dumpster fire, but I say that it was a valuable learning experience. What I saw and learned is companies that lead do so by action, thinking outside the box, and leveraging technology to automate, connect, and transform.  Successful companies didn’t wait…
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Blockchain in the Supply Chain: Starting Blocks for Success

Photo appears courtesy of Scott Robinson. You’ve seen the increasing drumbeat of sensational headlines about supply chain blockchain, for example: A senior reporter at Computer World proclaimed in January of this year Blockchain will be the Killer App for Supply Chain Management in 2018. An article published by Forbes in February…
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Comparing ROI for Integrated Electronic Trading

Picture appears courtesy of GotCredit. Most retailers and e-tailers, and an increasing number of other businesses, will only purchase from suppliers who will do business via EDI or some other B2B electronic trading platform.  Not to worry:  this mandate can have tangible benefits for your company too. These benefits are both…
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The Back-to-School Supply Chain

Photo appears courtesy of Lyn Lomasi. Ever wonder how all those school supplies make it into the extremely crowded “back to school” area of Walmart?  The process involves a tightly connected network of buyers, suppliers, EDI providers, teachers and 29 million households.  The “back to school” supply chain probably starts sometime…
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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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