We aim to digitalize every link in the steel distribution chain.
Suppliers and customers alike can make use of electronic data interchange (EDI), letting us share information and documents with them in digital form. Integrating manufacturers takes us a step closer to fully digitalizing the entire supply chain from factory to end customer – and to achieving our goal.
EDI ("Electronic Data Interchange") refers to the exchange of electronic documents between two business partners. By connecting customers or suppliers via EDI, we automate the communication of information (e.g. in the form of orders and order confirmations) and gain a number of benefits for both parties.
EDI reduces manual effort, resulting in efficiency and cost benefits for both partners. The transmission time of orders and call-offs will also be significantly accelerated, while process costs are reduced. The data quality of each order will be improved, as manual errors in the transfer from one ERP system to the other are eliminated. Data transmission via EDI also enables just-in-time deliveries, which leads to a reduction in warehousing costs.
A wide range of information can be exchanged between the two partners:
In a preliminary meeting, we discuss the desired scope of EDI. Then the technical information for the connection is coordinated between our IT department and the responsible department at our business partner. After setup and successful testing, digital processing can begin. A standard connection can usually be implemented in a few days per partner. If a more individual connection is required, we work together with our business partner to mutually develop customized solutions that can be implemented thanks to our flexible software.