Why Activating and Maintaining Integrated EDI Trading Relationships are Difficult

Setting up of integrated trading relationships—“onboarding” in EDI lingo—requires a special brand of diligence and patience. Once implemented, changes that require skilled maintenance are inevitable. Here are some of the factors. Multiple Parties At least two entities, the buyer’s and seller’s EDI departments, must be involved in establishing electronic connections for trade. Often there are […]

Do Try This At Home: Customer Products Featured At Summer Event

Yes, Try This At Home Here are a few of our customers’ great products that we served at RedTail’s summer cookout last week. Thanks to all of them for making such wonderful food, drink, and shelter! Most were available in our local markets; some we ordered online.  

Connected ERP is the Linchpin of B2B Commerce

A company’s threshold isn’t at the office door anymore, it’s at the path to the ERP system. Mid-sized businesses need ERP to be the repository of accurate information about the whole order-to-cash cycle, including sales orders, inventory, shipments, invoices, and payments. Information must get into and out of ERP and shared with related internal and external […]

Change Management for Warehouse and ASN Automation

You presented the ROI case to management and your proposal for warehouse and ASN automation was approved!  Now you need to implement your new solution and processes.  But that’s the easy part.  The hard part will be getting your existing staff to change the way they work and adapt to the new solution.  There are many painful […]

Reducing Chargebacks

For mid-sized suppliers, conducting e-business while complying with the mandates of retail supply chains can be daunting. Costs for trade non-compliance are significant. Among the biggest potential profit drains are the fees—termed chargebacks (or deductions, or offsets)—that retailers assess for supplier mistakes. Industry reports suggest that supplier revenues can be reduced upwards of 10% by […]

How to Drive ASN Process Automation Improvement

In ASN Process Automation we discussed the importance of driving further automation of Advance Ship Notices (ASN, EDI 856) into your fulfillment processes and improving customer satisfaction as a result. So just how do you get started on determining where the opportunities for improved automation lie? Here’s a quick outline of the process to improve […]