How Electronic Document Interchange delivers the goods for FMCG businesses: a case study

September 28, 2011 • Business Process, OPERATION, Supply Chain, TECHNOLOGY

By Ian Ford

In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things happen when they’re supposed to.

In troubled economic times, all businesses look for ways of cutting costs and increasing efficiency. And none more so than fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers. The speed, complexity and reach of their operations means constant communication with third parties, generating a huge volume of paperwork: orders, invoices, delivery notes, queries, stock updates, load plans and much more.

Processing these documents takes up a significant amount of time, effort and resource, which in turn pushes up costs.

Electronic Document Interchange (EDI) can change all that, handling monotonous, repetitive document-processing tasks with speed, efficiency and accuracy. It helps companies cut costs, streamline their operations and deliver faster, better service throughout the entire supply chain.

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