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In-house vs Managed Service EDI

Many companies have been doing EDI for up to 30 years, or even longer, and when it all started the options were limited to In-house …

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¬The Importance of First Class Customer Care

The Importance of First Class Customer Care

Differentiating our company from the competition “People buy from People” is a phrase I hear all too often. However just how many of us truly …

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If an Uber turned up with ‘L’-plates on it, would you get in?

I suspect that the answer ranges from “probably not” to a resounding “no!”.  However, let me explain the reason behind asking this rather strange question.  It all comes down to confidence.  In most important things in life, the preference is towards having confidence in service providers. 

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7 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain Performance

According to a 2017 study, 57 percent of businesses globally regard their supply chain as a competitive advantage. Globalisation and continually evolving customer expectations are pressuring supply …

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Why now is the time for Wholesalers to take EDI onboard

Why now is the time for Wholesalers to take EDI onboard!

Introduction Today, most, if not all, larger wholesalers, particularly those in the food and food-related industries, have adopted Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) as the de …

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EDI Experiences – Lessons learnt after 33 years experience of working with EDI Technology

The whole concept of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) emerged properly for the first time in the early 80’s and due to some very clear and …

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6 Tips for Successful Amazon EDI Integration

Are you ready to automate your orders with Amazon? If yes, it’s time to move to Amazon EDI. If you sell large quantities of products …

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The Strategic Vs Tactical approach to Supply Chain Integration

The Strategic Vs Tactical approach to Supply Chain Integration

For all the technical historians out there who were young enough to remember the birth of EDI, you will recall it emerged in the mid …

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The Perfect Order

In Pursuit of the Perfect Order

In the efficient supply chain, “Perfect Orders” can perhaps be described as those which pass seamlessly from the point at which they are received, through …

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AdvanceFirst Technologies – COVID-19 Latest Update

Dear Valued Client, Following up on my previous message regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and our ability to get through this difficult time successfully together, I …

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What Are EDI Managed Services? Your Questions, Answered

Most companies transact over half of their revenue via some sort of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) operation. This serves a critical purpose for infrastructure logistics and business …

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Challenging Times – Is Your Supply Chain Coping With Covid-19?

Covid-19 is bringing new and varied challenges into the day-to-day business operations of companies around the world on an unprecedented scale. It can be said …

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Breaking the myth of a win-win supply chain that benefits consumers, retailers, suppliers and…you

Most companies in today’s market already have to comply with systems implemented by their upstream partners. This is more than mere order processing. It’s revolutionary …

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COVID-19 Update – AdvanceFirst Technologies Business Continuity

Hello to all AdvanceFirst clients, These are difficult times for all businesses at the moment due to the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). A situation …

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What to Look For When Choosing the Right EDI Provider for Your Business

EDI got its start back in the 1960s when one firm needed an exclusive way to transfer data. The data format has come a long way since …

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What Your Business is Missing: EDI Benefits and Advantages for B2B

Even in the age of electronics, businesses still use reams of paper. In the UK, office workers use more than 8.5 million tons of paper every year. …

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3 ways in which EDI can help you plan catering events that run more smoothly

Catering events often involve the individual meal choices and dietary requirements of many different guests. There’s a lot that can go wrong. It would take …

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4 tips to help you grow your hospitality clients

4 tips to help you grow your hospitality clients

The secret to finding and retaining hospitality clients is the same as in every other business. You think about where the people most likely to …

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