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Electronic Data Interchange in International Trade

Electronic Data Interchange in International Trade Standardization and simplification of trade procedures constitutean urgent need to line up the document flow with the goods flow ininternational trade. Electronic data interchange EDI is a cooperativeinterorganizational information system providing electronic exchange ofmessages agreed between trade partners. Outlines a possibleimplementation procedure for EDI. A first part consists of a sixstepfeasibility study. If this study ends with a positive recommendation theimplementation procedure can start. Discussions of this process concernseveral requirements completely understand about EDI agree onstandards with business partners modify existing systems translatedata prepare communications and management and audit of the wholeprocess. Concerning the costbenefit analysis for the EDI applicationa step which is mandatory in the feasibility study givesfurther details on different types of cost recurring and nonrecurring,direct and indirect and on both quantifiable and nonquantifiablebenefits. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logistics Information Management Emerald Publishing

Electronic Data Interchange in International Trade

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0957-6053
DOI
10.1108/09576059210012201
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Abstract

Standardization and simplification of trade procedures constitutean urgent need to line up the document flow with the goods flow ininternational trade. Electronic data interchange EDI is a cooperativeinterorganizational information system providing electronic exchange ofmessages agreed between trade partners. Outlines a possibleimplementation procedure for EDI. A first part consists of a sixstepfeasibility study. If this study ends with a positive recommendation theimplementation procedure can start. Discussions of this process concernseveral requirements completely understand about EDI agree onstandards with business partners modify existing systems translatedata prepare communications and management and audit of the wholeprocess. Concerning the costbenefit analysis for the EDI applicationa step which is mandatory in the feasibility study givesfurther details on different types of cost recurring and nonrecurring,direct and indirect and on both quantifiable and nonquantifiablebenefits.

Journal

Logistics Information ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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