EDI means “Electronic Data Interchange”. It is a method for transferring data between different computer systems or networks. It is commonly used by many companies for integration purposes, such as sending orders, despatch advises, etc. It is more than an e-mail; for instance, organizations might replace bills of lading, even cheques with appropriate EDI messages. It also refers specifically to a family of standards.
Cutting costs, enhancing trading partner relationships, streamlining operations…all of these improvements are the goals of virtually every business. That’s why so many industries, such as automotive, retail, finance and logistics have adopted the use of EDI as a standard business practice.
Strategical Benefits of EDI
Gain control of supply chain processes
Reduce inventory carrying costs, premium freight, rework, line stoppages, lead times
Increase inventory visibility
Reduce supply chain risk
Increase customer satisfaction
Support continuous improvement
Tangible Benefits of EDI
25-80% - Increase in forecast accuracy
25-60% - Reduction in inventory levels
30-50% - Reduction in fulfilment cycle time
25- 50% -Reduction in supply chain costs
25-30% - Increase in fill rates
16-28% - Delivery performance improvement
Via Map Value Added Network Any2Any integration is standard.
Supported Communication Protocols
Some Major EDI Standarts