EDI, a technology with great benefits for logistics
EDI is an electronic data interchange system increasingly widespread in the logistics sector, due to its ability to perform transactions easily, quickly and efficiently. This technology allows communication between the different supply chain stakeholders thanks to use of a common language based on a set of global standards.
However, implantation of EDI in logistics operators means an additional effort, as it calls for the integration of processes, not only with your own customers, but also with the end users of the goods, customs authorities, etc. This is why it is indispensable to have efficient systems to perform the communications and declarations of goods movements automatically.
With the rollout of the right solutions, EDI offers lots of possibilities to facilitate transactions and improve productivity. And the system enables you to integrate a permanent communication flow between supplier, logistic operator and customers. It also unifies all electronic communications in a single application and ensures the sending and receiving of any electronic message via a single connection point.
In addition to these benefits, EDI can mean considerable economic savings for logistics companies that outsource the maintenance of their communications platform and leave it in the hands of full-time experts, with permanent monitoring 24x7. This way, the expenditure involved in the necessary IT infrastructure, as well as the hardware and software technology required for B2B communications, is drastically curtailed.