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EDI for 3PL

If you’re looking to do business with major retailers, you will quickly discover that Electronic Data Interchange is a must-have.  But if you’re a third-party logistics company, you might find yourself outside of the loop.  Effective Data is here to fill the gap with EDI solutions built for the 3PL industry.  Use our customizable platform to craft a solution tailored to your needs for automated customer order processing and inventory management system. Effective Data optimizes your supply chain communication with Electronic Data Interchange services designed specifically for use with 3PLs. We offer EDI consulting and data integration to make it easier to control merchandise delivery and supply processes as well as plan and build successful growth strategies.

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3PL EDI Solutions

The dominant electronic document exchange format for more than 50 years, EDI remains the standard for streamlining data exchange between businesses.  Many larger retailers require their suppliers to adopt EDI in order to do to business.  But if you’re a 3PL – particularly one that handles logistics for multiple suppliers – you might be outside of the communications loop, with no clear way to adopt EDI in a way to work effectively with your suppliers and their retailers. 

Effective Data has responded with customized EDI solutions that will integrate with all players in the workflow.  We can provide an EDI solution built for speed, accuracy and efficiency, allowing you to communicate effectively with your upstream suppliers and downstream retailers.    

  • EDI Consulting: We can provide outside expert integration services to make sure your systems communicate efficiently and reliably.
  • EDI Mapping: Our team will map out your EDI Solution during our onboarding process so you can easily convert your documents and send/receive them between most systems.
  • EDI Integration: Easily connect your ERP system or other business solution for seamless integration. 

You don’t have the internal technical specialists for a full EDI implementation? Let us take the wheel with our managed services.  We’ll handle the EDI system while you manage your business. Effective Data can provide support for automated EDI order processing, allowing you to focus on the 3PL services that your suppliers count on you to provide. Contact us today to learn more.

Retailers, distributors, and suppliers are demanding 3PLs to become EDI capable to stay competitive. Whether you are a 3PL business or you fulfill orders using a 3PL service, Effective Data provides scalable, configurable, affordable EDI solutions to connect your 3PL processes with your customer's connection models.  

With our EDI tools, logistics providers can integrate seamlessly with their customers very quickly. Benefits of our EDI services include:

  • EDI with barcodes for scan-and-pack applications
  • Improved efficiency
  • Automated order processing and inventory management
  • Enhanced the accuracy of exchanged data
  • Reduced manual data entry
  • Application Integration

Whether you need EDI on-premise or in the cloud, Effective Data can help you boost EDI integration and jumpstart business process efficiency.

EDI Documents & Transactions for 3PL/Logistics

When partnering with us, EDI documents are readily available, easy to process, and hassle-free to manage. Here are a few examples of EDI transactions utilized by logistics companies every day:

211: Motor carrier bill of landing

214: Freight shipping status

240: Motor carrier package status

753: Request for routing instructions

754: Routing Instructions

943: Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment

944: Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt

945: Warehouse Shipment

947: Warehouse Inventory Adjustment

EDI Solutions for 3PL Logistics

Whether you’re a new logistics service provider or a seasoned freight carrier, meeting customer demand is critical. An end-to-end EDI logistics solution that mobilizes market-based implementation teams with the proven processes of an award-winning EDI logistics technology company is required to be successful.

EDI Improves fulfillment performance for 3PL's and its customers. Companies seeking to scale their business and succeed in today’s connected supply chain can leverage EDI to automate order processing with their customers and improve inventory management capabilities. Likewise, companies that connect to their 3PLs via EDI benefit from streamlined order processing workflows, improved business performance, and increased supply chain predictability and accuracy.

Streamline the movement of products with 3PL-specific EDI services from Effective Data. Whether you hope to improve integration, merge existing systems, or strengthen business partner communications, we’re here to help you. Contact us for more information.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Effective Data. They took a last-minute call before the weekend and a few days later, our EDI software was upgraded and ready for our go-live date. They were knowledgeable, thorough and timely. Effective Data will get our business from now on. T.D., EDI Coordinator, Leading National Pharmaceutical Supplier

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