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How AI is shaping the future of EDI

AI will have a major impact on the future of EDI and supply chains, speeding data mapping, enabling user productivity and enhancing crucial analytics.

May 1, 2024 5 minute read
AS2 and Internet EDI – Nine Years Later

AS2 and Internet EDI – Nine Years Later

On September 9th, 2002 Walmart announced its intention to shift to a new Internet-based EDI system using technology from a small software company called iSoft….

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What Zappos.com can Teach us About the Supply Chain

What Zappos.com can Teach us About the Supply Chain

Over the holidays I read Tony Hseih’s excellent book Delivering Happiness. Tony, of course, is the CEO of the fast growing on-line footwear retailer Zappos.com….

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Four Examples of Industries Using Self-Billing

Four Examples of Industries Using Self-Billing

In a post earlier this week I outlined the reasons why suppliers should stop invoicing their customers in many circumstances. Instead, the buyer should self-generate the invoice based…

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Will AS4 Become the Communications Standard for Cloud Based Integration Services?

Will AS4 Become the Communications Standard for Cloud Based Integration Services?

2010 has certainly been the year when Cloud Computing has started to get on to the agenda of many CIOs around the world. Nearly every…

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The Great Thing about Standards is There are So Many to Choose From

The Great Thing about Standards is There are So Many to Choose From

Standards enjoy a unique challenge in private industry sectors.  Standards require competitors to agree upon consistent approaches to technology implementations and business processes.  However, in…

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Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Since IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in May there has been a lot of discussion about the consolidation of B2B networks (and what it means…

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80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

In 2009 we conducted a study on the inter-relationships of B2B e-commerce deployments and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects.  One of the issues we explored…

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Dr. Hau Lee’s Triple-A Supply Chain

Dr. Hau Lee’s Triple-A Supply Chain

One of the best strategy concepts that I have encountered in recent years is Dr. Hau Lee of Stanford University’s Triple-A Supply Chain.  Dr. Lee…

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Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

For the past 18 months (or there about), analysts, journalists, bloggers and sometimes people who are all three rolled into one have discussed the need…

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Ten Reasons the B2B e-Marketplaces Failed

Ten Reasons the B2B e-Marketplaces Failed

After reading my earlier post on B2B e-Marketplaces, someone asked me – Why write about the B2B e-Marketplaces?  It was a long time ago and…

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B2B e-Marketplaces – A Look Back Ten Years Later

B2B e-Marketplaces – A Look Back Ten Years Later

Some call it the Golden Age of B2B e-Commerce.  Others call it the height of insanity.  Regardless of your perspective, it is difficult to argue…

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The Incredible HULFT – My Favorite B2B Network Protocol

The Incredible HULFT – My Favorite B2B Network Protocol

Of all the various B2B Communications and Managed File Transfer (MFT) protocols in the market, HULFT is probably my favorite.  AS1 is probably a close…

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