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You Thought the ASN Was Challenging: 4 Tips To Help Retailers Scale Drop Ship Programs

Posted by Peter Edlund on Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Do you remember when the ASN – the advanced ship notice – was first introduced, and what a headache it was? The ASN was often called “the document from hell” earning this nickname because of the laborious process required to accurately complete the document and the potential for problems once a shipment reached a retailer’s distribution center.

Today, the ASN is a standard part of doing business for bulk shipments . However, if you are a EDI manager, there is another, more complex, process with the potential to match the headaches of the ASN.

Vendor drop ship.

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Topics: Dropship, Retail

Dropship 101. What You Need to Know About Dropship Integration [Infographic]

Posted by Peter Edlund on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

If you work in retail, you deal with constant changes in customer expectations. Today's consumer has been conditioned to demand same-day shipping, the ability to pick up at a local store and the option of returning that item back to your warehouse or to a store in a different geographical location. 

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Topics: Dropship

Dropship Essentials For Retailers: How to Ensure Timely and Accurate Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment

Posted by Yehuda Cagen on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Customers now have the expectation that they can receive an item quickly for any website – in many cases faster than shopping at a brick-and-mortar store.

Retail e-commerce is a $220 billion dollar market and is expected to grow by as much as 17 percent each year.

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Topics: EDI integration, Dropship

Add Trading Partners Without Growing Pains Through EDI Best Practices

Posted by Peter Edlund on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Today’s suppliers must be adept to master B2B e-commerce in addition to juggling standard bulk fulfillment. They must be nimble, ship orders accurately and comply with technological and process requirements from multiple retailers.

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Topics: EDI, EDI best practices, B2B compliance, edi compliance

Shift or Reverse?  Lessons from the Last 60 Days in Retail [Webinar]

Posted by Yehuda Cagen on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Over the last few years, we've witnessed a significant shift in the retail landscape. From mall staples shuttering their doors, to brand divestiture and IPOs going south.

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How to Transition from Bulk Fulfillment to Direct-to-Consumer Orders [+ EDI Essentials for Integrating a 3PL]

Posted by Peter Edlund on Wed, Aug 09, 2017

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Topics: EDI, 3pl, third party logistics, Dropship

25-Point EDI Checklist to Optimize Your Supply Chain For the Holidays [Infographic]

Posted by Peter Edlund on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

If you work in supply chain management, you know that planning for the holidays doesn't happen during the "Holiday Season" - it starts many months earlier. 

The holiday season pushes everyone’s supply chain management to the max. Therefore it’s time to take a hard look at what’s working and what’s not in order to make the necessary adjustments for this year's holiday rush.

To help you perform your own holiday season assessment, here are two 25-Point checklists - one each for retailers and suppliers - to optimize your supply chain for the holidays. 

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Topics: supply chain, B2B integration, cloud EDI, edi service

Five Common EDI Challenges and How To Overcome Them

Posted by Yehuda Cagen on Wed, Jul 12, 2017

EDI is an essential ingredient for successful supply chain management. It allows companies to handle business transactions with any trading partner using a standardized electronic format and makes many once onerous processes easier. However, there are challenges to making the most of EDI, particularly if you are expanding your capabilities or in high-growth mode.

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Topics: EDI, ERP integration, EDI best practices, B2B compliance

Death, Taxes...Amazon? Using EDI to Combat Today's New Retail Reality

Posted by Peter Edlund on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Roughly a week ago, Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods in a blockbuster deal worth a whopping $13.7 billion. While the deal undoubtedly excited shareholders of those companies, competing grocery chains took a hit at the stock market.

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Topics: EDI, B2B integration, EDI integration, drop ship

From EDI to Drop Ship. How to Stay Up-to-Date With Market Demands [New Supply Chain Research]

Posted by Peter Edlund on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

LeeAnn Taylor of Vibram and Nelson Yan of The Marklyn Group share insights on EDI integration and ERP implementation from a study in which they recently participated.

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Topics: EDI, B2B integration, EDI integration, drop ship

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