Are Hosted, SaaS, Cloud, and Managed EDI Services the same?

Hosted, SaaS, and Cloud Defined “Hosted” customarily means applications installed and managed off premise, but with software licensed by the end user. Software as a Service, or “SaaS,” indicates subscription to shared applications that are only available online, and not as licensed, installed software. “Cloud” refers to computing power supplied by a shared, utility-like infrastructure […]

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 […]

ASN Process Automation

Our previous blog post highlighted the growing emphasis retailers are placing on the Advance Ship Notice ( ASN, EDI 856).  If your customers are retailers, they are likely at the leading edge of adoption of advanced logistics systems and technologies.  Retail profit margins are thin and retailers are driven to move goods from supplier to […]

Importance of Advance Ship Notice (ASN) Accuracy

In a recent Auburn University Supply Chain Management study retailers reported that on average 7.1% of EDI Advanced Shipment Notifications (ASN or EDI 856) are inaccurate.  The study, sponsored by the Compliance Network and the Vendor Compliance Federation, surveyed 40 executives at 28 leading retailers.  The EDI 856 is the supplier’s way of informing the […]