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3 Steps to Making Sure Your Supply Chain Isn’t Leaking Revenue

Posted by Peter Edlund le Mon, May 23, 2016

The goal of any business owner is to grow: grow their client base, their operations, and, subsequently, their profit margins. Leaders of the world’s most successful companies seek both insight into their organization’s supply chain operations and foresight into future trends in EDI and B2B Integration. Before you can improve your supply chain processes, you need a clear picture of how well you’re collaborating with other members of your supply chain.

The first step is to assess how you collaborate and communicate with your trading partners. Ask yourself, 

  • Am I getting the most out of my strategic partners in the supply chain?

  • Am I using the right technology in the most effective way possible?

  • Who can help me improve my current supply chain process?

Self-assessment gives leaders an idea of where they are now and how they can get to where they want to be- at the top of their market.

Follow the Amazon Effect

Consider Amazon.com. The world’s largest online retail exchange company knows that any lag in the delivery process can directly weaken Amazon’s bottom line by preventing repeat purchases and driving customers into the hands of the competition.

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Topics: supply chain, B2B integration, EDI integration, B2B managed services, Supply Chain Evaluation, Self Evaluation

B2Bi 2020 - Five EDI Trends Guiding the Future of B2Bi and Enterprise Resource Planning

Posted by Peter Edlund le Tue, May 10, 2016

In previous blog posts, we have addressed the evolution of EDI and its 50-year history. (EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age Part 1 and EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age Part 2).

EDI (electronic data interchange) and B2Bi (business to business Integration) are complex data collaboration standards that move information between thousands of channels, generating millions of data points that require consistent, proactive monitoring, and maintenance.

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Topics: supply chain, B2B integration, EDI integration, ERP integration, B2B managed services, supply chain collaboration, omni-channel EDI

The Journey to B2Bi Compliance & the Implications on Change Management

Posted by Daniel Ford le Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Implementation of new technology and/or business rules can cause an organization to change processes internally and across its trading partner community. 

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Topics: EDI, compliance programs, B2B managed services, change management, B2Bi compliance, Tom Peters

Creating a Fully Integrated Omni-Channel Supply Chain

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Mar 08, 2016

One of the most significant and exciting changes to occur in retail in the past decade has been the introduction and adoption of omni-channel retailing. At the heart of omni-channel retailing is the seamless shopping experience it provides for the consumer through all available shopping channels.

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Topics: EDI, B2B integration, supplier compliance, omni-channel, ecommerce

Fact vs. Myth: EDI

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Feb 16, 2016

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around when it comes to EDI and supply chain processes. Some of these misconceptions are harmless enough, but others…well, it’s time to set the record straight on a few widely held myths. Chances are, you’re familiar with many—if not all—of the following untruths, and you’ve probably even heard decision makers in your organization cite them. The first one we’ll start with is a personal favorite, and needs to be exposed for the falsehood that it is:

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Topics: EDI, EDI integration, vendor compliance, ERP integration, chargebacks, fact vs. myth

7-Step Checklist for SAP B2B “Ecosystem” Integration

Posted by Daniel Ford le Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Regardless of whether you are an existing SAP client or thinking about becoming one, at some point your ERP system is going to need data from your “ecosystem” in order to perform its functions. Your ecosystem is the collection of companies that you depend on to operate your company. This includes your banking relationships, your logistics vendors, your customers and your suppliers. It can even include the government.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, SAP B1, B2B managed services, SAP HANA

EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age — Part 2

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The following is part two of a two-part series, "EDI Enters its Fourth Age: the Managed Services Age." To read part one of the series, click here.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, Four ages of EDI, managed services age

EDI Enters its 4th Age: the Managed Services Age — Part 1

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is now over 50 years old and it has become the predominate international mechanism for how companies formally convey business and financial information amongst customers and suppliers. The standards and technologies used to implement EDI have evolved during this time and there have been three distinct Ages in the evolution of inter-enterprise communications:  

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, EDI integration, managed services, value-added network, pioneer age, Four ages of EDI, internet age

DiCentral Appoints Chuck Adams as EVP of Delivery and Professional Services

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Dec 08, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Adams as EVP of delivery and professional services. Adams brings an impressive set of management credentials and over 30 years of experience in the delivery of B2B supply chain solutions, as well as extensive experience in corporate strategy, organization, and operations. 

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, managed services, supply chain management, DiCentral professional services, Chuck Adams

Arhaus Utilizes DiCentral's Managed EDI Services — Realizes Major Benefits

Posted by Daniel Ford le Tue, Nov 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Arhaus, a leading provider of unique, high quality, well-designed home furnishings, has successfully implemented and utilized DiCentral's Managed Services solution to increase efficiencies and streamline critical business processes.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, managed services, Arhaus, supply chain integration, DiCentral Managed Services

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