The big box retailer that you’ve been trying to get into just agreed to your first big purchase order, but now they want you to implement EDI and you’re uncertain of everything that it requires. Sound familiar? Many of your fellow vendors implement EDI because a major retailer or other key customer demands it. Why? EDI streamlines and improves workflow and it enhances supply chain visibility and predictability. Digital transactions processed through EDI are so efficient that companies that use these systems often give preference to trading partners that already have EDI in place. While it’s true that having an EDI solution can give you an edge in negotiations, EDI can also help support your business’s success in the modern digital retail world. (more…)
As a manager in the channel sales group at SPS Commerce, Chris Stickney brings 15 years of experience working with all types of businesses to help streamline and automate their supply chains. His current charter is to oversee adoption and success of partners in the inventory mgmt., order mgmt. and retail markets.