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DiCentral exhibiting this week at the RVCF Annual Fall Conference

Posted by Daniel Ford on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

We're in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week exhibiting at the 2015 RVCF Annual Fall Conference! If you are attending, be sure to stop by booth #32 and chat with our supply chain integration experts about DiCentral's solutions that help to enhance collaboration and communication between retailers and their vendors.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, vendor compliance, retail EDI, RVCF Annual Fall Conference, supply chain integration

Best Practices for Retail EDI – Ditch the "Perfect Order"

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Chances are that you spend considerable effort monitoring the orders you receive from suppliers. Non-compliance can become expensive for both the retailers that need to modify their operations when orders are not delivered as expected, and for the suppliers who will experience invoice deductions and even contract cancellations resulting from poor performance. But not every instance of non-compliance is worthy of real punishment. This article discusses ways to make sure you are staying on top of the most expensive issues and not being distracted by the little things.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, retail EDI, retail supply chain best practices

Retail EDI Best Practices: Balancing Incentives & Invoice Deductions for Better Compliance

Posted by Daniel Ford on Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Invoice deductions are the bane of suppliers. They can poison relationships between suppliers and their customers and eventually cause irresolvable damage. On the other hand, retailers have a limited set of tools at their disposal to help them enforce compliance with the conditions established for the purchase and delivery of products. How is it possible to keep an otherwise profitable relationship from becoming adversarial because of relatively small issues?

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Topics: DiCentral, retail EDI, chargebacks, supply chain best practices

Retail EDI Best Practices: Outsource Vendor Monitoring to Increase Reliability

Posted by Daniel Ford on Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Keeping the best suppliers being 'best' requires knowing how each is performing. For companies with small supply chains that include just a very few suppliers, it’s possible to track and evaluate each individually on a periodic basis. But most retailers have many suppliers. That makes keeping up with each one a near impossibility without enlisting a large staff of experts who watch over the daily activities of orders. The more viable alternative is to enlist the services of an outsourced provider that can lighten the load and increase the overall performance of your supply chain.

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Topics: DiCentral, retail EDI, supply chain best practices, vendor monitoring

Best Practices for Retail EDI – Two Essential Characteristics of a Successful EDI Program

Posted by Daniel Ford on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

This article is written by guest blogger Marc-Andre Huras, DiCentral's channel manager for Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV.

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Topics: DiCentral, retail EDI, retail EDI best practices

DiCentral Presenting At NAV Directions 2014

Posted by carrie murphey on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

EDI leader speaking at the only channel-driven event focused 100% on Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Houston, TX, September 12, 2014 - DiCentral, the leading innovator in supply chain management solutions and B2B integration, today announced that Eric Lambiase, Senior Director of Global OEM Channels for DiCentral, and Anthony Isabella, BTM, Channel Manager, will be speaking at Microsoft's NAV Directions Conference on Sunday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Lambiase and Mr. Isabella will be delivering their presentation titled "Advanced EDI for Microsoft Dynamics NAV."

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, B2B integration, EDI integration, EDI software, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft NAV, Integration, Microsoft, retail EDI, Dynamics GP, Microsoft Channel, DiCentral.com, Microsoft NAV 2014

The 2013 RVCF Annual Fall Conference Has Been a Blast!

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Nov 05, 2013

Ashley, Pat, and Megan, our retail sales team, have had a great time at the 2013 RVCF Annual Fall Conference! The event has been a great success and we've enjoyed meeting with you and discussing DiCentral’s retail EDI solutions and services. See you again next year!

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Topics: DiCentral, retail EDI, RVCF Annual Fall Conference

DiCentral's Book on Retail EDI & Supplier Compliance Now on Amazon

Posted by Daniel Ford on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

DiCentral's Ask Mary: Making Retail EDI and Supplier Compliance Simple is now available to purchase on Amazon.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, B2B integration, EDI enablement, EDI integration, EDI software, Amazon.com, Ask Mary book, Mary Kleespies, retail EDI

DiCentral White Paper: What the Retail CFO Needs to Know about EDI

Posted by Daniel Ford on Tue, Jul 17, 2012

For most retailers, whether you are strictly a brick-and mortar chain or you have a multi-channel presence, the key to long-term growth and profitability is to have an efficient supply chain model. A key component of a strong supply chain model is the high level of integration you have with your suppliers. Whether your goals are simply to have a systems-based procure-to-pay cycle or to have collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment, you will find it painfully difficult if not impossible to achieve without EDI. Read the complete white paper here.

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Topics: DiCentral, EDI, white paper, B2B integration, EDI enablement, EDI integration, EDI software, ERP integration, retail EDI

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