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Approximately 42% companies that do not use EDI, or use only a customer web portals, use post for exchanging documents. This is according to a survey of companies conducted this year for leading EDI company, Data Interchange, who also found that 27% use fax and 28% use a customer web portal. Email is the most popular method at 67%.
Approximately 42% companies that do not use EDI, or use only a customer web portals, use post for exchanging documents. This is according to a survey of companies conducted this year for leading EDI company, Data Interchange, who also found that 27% use fax and 28% use a customer web portal. Email is the most popular method at 67%.
Almost 88% of EDI users have an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, a MRP (Materials Resource Planning) system or other planning system, according to a survey of companies conducted this year by leading EDI company, Data Interchange. While the vast majority can import and export messages – which one would expect of a modern ERP – the survey reveals a small but significant number of companies that can’t. 
Over 30% of companies that use EDI do not use a VAN (Value Added Network) provider and are therefore failing to reap the benefits from outsourcing the management of EDI. This was a finding of a survey of companies conducted this year by leading EDI company, Data Interchange. It also found that 30% of respondents had multiple direct connections to VAN providers, while almost 40% of companies had a single, direct connection to a VAN provider.

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When Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was first introduced to the automotive industry, sequencing was barely an issue. Outside the luxury and specialist sector, manufacturers offered just a few basic model variants in large volumes. Now, automotive OEMs...
When Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was first introduced to the automotive industry, sequencing was barely an issue. Outside the luxury and specialist sector, manufacturers offered just a few basic model variants in large volumes. Now, automotive OEMs...

Until quite recently, automotive customisation was something done by the customer, not for the customer. Today's world is very different in terms of the range of options, from powertrain to trim and colour to accessories, is such that even the most successful new car might never run through all the possible factory-installed combinations in even the longest production run. The age of mass customisation is with us.

There is still a widespread belief that EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a technique forced upon smaller firms by dominant customers by which the former bear all the costs while the larger company reaps the efficiency gains.
Ever since its inception, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) has been seen as the province only of large corporations and organisations, typically in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and retail. Such users needed extensive and expensive IT infrastructure and human resources to share messages measured in the millions with other similarly equipped trading partners. Smaller businesses found it hard to justify investment in EDI, while the use of many different proprietary or sector-specific formats and standards created a complexity with which few smaller companies could cope.
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