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1. How You Should be Using Analytics
Business owners have been using analytics to analyze their business data for many years. The real question is, what do we do with that data? Up until recently, there really hasn't been much guidance when ...
Created on 12 April 2016
2. All about B2B data (and Big Data)
... ?  Recently we spoke with Rob Guerriere of DataTrans Solutions. Many of us are assuming that EDI's definition is directly tied to "structured data" and B2B is a more widely used term that could really ...
Created on 30 December 2013
3. We Won't Get Fooled Again - The Replacement of EDI
The economics of EDI are closely connected with the politics of the supply chain. What started as a utility for moving order information between trading partners has become at times, a battlefield over ...
Created on 09 July 2013
4. A Kill Switch for X12
EDI pricing is one of those things that's hard to pin down. has supported the lowering of costs of EDI since its first issue 10 years ago. We recently posted a story about how GXS intends to ...
Created on 02 July 2013
5. The Buzz About Omnichannel
Is ‘omnichannel’ a sea change, or just a clever name for a reality that’s been around for awhile? After consuming dozens of articles on the subject and reflecting on my own experiences, I’d say it’s some ...
Created on 25 June 2013
6. 8 Things To Remember When Choosing An EDI Solution
Oh my goodness! I'm faced with choosing an EDI solution! Where do I turn? I just don't know any of these companies. It is often a daunting task for many businesses, especially those who have little or ...
Created on 21 June 2013
7. What If You Are A New/First-time EDI User?
... need. Could be your own software on your own computer, could be a Cloud-based solution, or it could be a "starter" solution on the Web. Why not first of all try this "Solution Finder"? DataTrans Solutio ...
Created on 21 June 2013
8. Want to Keep Pace with Ecommerce? Sign on to Integrated Electronic Product Catalogs
It goes without saying: Ecommerce has changed everything, from the way we shop to the way retailers stock their in-store and virtual shelves. Consider the endless aisles, with a multitude of product choices ...
Created on 19 June 2013
9. EDI Costs are Rising
Recently hosted a webinar about transaction costing. The topic is a perennial one with the EDI and supply chain professionals. In that webinar Tony Dukes provided an explanation of a cost analysis ...
Created on 29 May 2013
10. Robots Are Running The Shipments
Think Logistics, a Canadian-based third party provider of supply chain products saw the handwriting on the wall a while back. Its parent company was a successful optical disk manufacturer for years, but ...
Created on 15 May 2013
11. The Importance of Trading Partner Cred
Selecting a trading partner is becoming one of the most important tasks in the supply chain. At the same time it has become one of the biggest areas for potential mistakes resulting in financial disaster. ...
Created on 14 May 2013
12. Uncovering Benefits to the Bottom Line
Ever heard "EDI is a huge cost savings for our company" from a manager in your organization? Invariably you will hear a resounding "YES!" from anyone that is within 50 feet of that manager all coming to ...
Created on 30 April 2013
13. Be A Successful Shipper
Taking some ideas and attitudes that have been around for a while I developed this document for a 3PL logistics provider in Zimbabwe. It really applies to any company who ships or any company who hires ...
Created on 24 April 2013
14. RFID Improves Efficiencies and Reduces Shrinkage for Retailers
Advance shipping notices (ASNs) can drive up efficiencies and accuracies by reducing discrepancies – which experts estimate happen about 30 percent of the time -- between invoices and the orders a retailer ...
Created on 08 April 2013
15. That Darn UOM Problem
I’ve made a lot of friends in my consulting travels, some of whom keep in touch by running various business problems by me. I received a note from one of my old contacts the other day that read like this: ...
Created on 03 April 2013
16. Pursuing Change
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “change”? For many of us, words like “anxious”, “overwhelmed”, or “unknown” pop into our head. Why is it that changes and transitions bring ...
Created on 22 March 2013
17. Why You Should Be Using EDI With Your 3PL's
Using EDI with your transportation providers or 3PL's is an element of business that is often overlooked, although it shouldn't be. Even business owners who are already utilizing EDI for other aspects ...
Created on 03 March 2013
18. Calculating the EDI Benefit
With the maturity and prevalence of technology in the market today, the benefits of migrating from a paper based system to communicating business documents via some electronic platform are well documented. ...
Created on 26 February 2013
19. Is the Battle Over?
So, I was sitting around thinking about what’s going on with that EDI vs. XML topic. I’ve been out of the trenches for about 3 years now, it’s raining outside and I can’t work on my golf game, so why ...
Created on 26 February 2013
20. Leverage Analytics To Solve Common Supply Chain Problems
Business owners have been using analytics to analyze their business data for many years. The real question is, what do we do with that data? Up until recently, there really hasn't been much guidance when ...
Created on 17 February 2013