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 […]

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 […]