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EDI specialists for logistics

The growing momentum of outsourcing services associated with the transport, storage and handling of goods has facilitated the adoption of models for electronic information exchange standards-based on EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and communication protocols tailored to the specific exchange of documents between companies (Value Added Network, AS2, Web Services, etc.)..

The integration of EDI in logistics operators requires an additional effort for such firms because their information-sharing systems have to integrate their processes in addition to those of their customers, such as the final recipients of goods, or even the customs offices of distinct countries of origin and destination.

This calls for complex B2B ecommerce models, in which the associated processes of integration and supply chain automation, are a challenge to the companies ultimately responsible for processing, storage and delivery of products to the point of sale.


How can EDICOM’s Solutions help me?
Objective:

Integrate an ongoing communication flow between supplier and customer logistics operator.

How:
  • Establishing a shared messaging system detailing the transfer of goods between different points of sale.
  • Developing permanent traceability between documents issued and received by the participants in the movement of goods: Suppliers, Customers and Logistic operators.
  • Sharing information between suppliers and logistic operators about stock levels in each store, for real-time detail.
Objective:

To combine into a single tool my electronic communications: In standardized formats, or a clients proprietary format.

How:
  • Through B2B communications solutions that enable multi-standard processing structures to operate with any type of message (X12, EDIFACT, VDA, UBL ...).
  • By processing systems that allow data structures also in a proprietary format for the exchange of 1 to 1 with major customers.
  • Implementing translation solutions capable of integrating any multi-data file exchanged in the internal management system or the logistics operator´s ERP.
Objective:

To reduce structural costs and operations required for maintaining my IT infrastructure.

How:
  • Outsourcing to a technology provider for hardware and software required to drive B2B communications.
  • Delegating the management and maintenance of a communications platform to a third party dedicated 24x7 to full-time and continuous monitoring.
Objective:

To ensure delivery and receipt of any email via a single connection point.

How:
  • Routing my traffic through a single point of communication.
  • Counting on connections that ensure communications with any partner regardless of the protocol used (Web Services, FTP, OFTP2, AS2, https, etc.).
  • Through a connection to a Value Added Network with direct connectivity to major industry partners, and interoperability agreements with world leading VANs.

Automate communications with all your business partners and customers