Courtney is a Public Relations & Content Strategist at TIE Kinetix responsible for strategic content development, SEO direction, social media evolution, corporate PR strategy, and market analyses. She is also the founder and editor of the TIE Kinetix Blog. She is especially interested in digital transformation and change management.
21 October 2021Guide to Choosing the Right EDI ProviderWhile we can’t provide you with the ultimate guide to EDI and an exhaustive list of the best EDI service providers, we can give you a list of all the things you should consider when attempting to make a decision, regardless of if you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran.
18 October 2021EDI 856 ExplainedThe EDI 856 typically serves as a follow-up to the EDI 855 purchase order acknowledgement and virtually guarantees that the order will be delivered on time and as promised.
29 September 2021The Key to Connectivity: Interoperability & Open NetworksInteroperability and the use of open networks both have the power to transform (international) business. Take a deeper look.
23 September 2021What It Takes to Be EDI CompliantIt must not be too hard to meet EDI compliance requirements, right? Right. If you know what you’re doing, that is.
14 September 2021What Is E-Procurement?The journey to 100% supply chain digitalization doesn't stop at e-invoicing. Enter e-procurement.
6 September 2021EDI Managed Services vs. SaaSSaaS solutions are inherently flexible, scalable, and offer a predictable pricing model—but the same can be said for EDI managed services.
19 August 2021Pros & Cons: Dynamic Discounting vs. Supply Chain FinanceIn utilizing one (or both) methods, buyers and suppliers can achieve their goals despite conflicting motives.
11 August 2021Trending Now: Cut Through the Noise & Gain Actionable InsightsData has penetrated daily life to the point that it’s hard to remember a time when we made decisions based on (cringe) assumptions.
9 August 2021What Is Peppol?If you’re engaging in business-to-government (B2G) transactions in Europe (or planning to), familiarity with Peppol is a must.
14 July 2021European Invoice Requirements for U.S. Multinational CompaniesEverything you need to take into account regarding invoicing when engaging in B2B and/or B2G transactions overseas.
29 June 2021EDI 850: Purchase Order ExplainedPurchase orders are the soul of EDI transactions. It’s the trigger that sets the entire EDI transaction in motion.
14 June 2021How Supply Chain Visibility Software Enhances Local & Global Optimization The methodological considerations necessary for achieving a successful sourcing strategy with the help of supply chain visibility software.
8 June 2021AWS or Azure: Where Should Amazon Vendor Central Sellers Store EDI Data?Amazon vendors are becoming increasingly aware of the conflicts of interest that can arise when all or part of their data is stored in the AWS Cloud.
3 June 2021Why Global Supply Chain Management Is Turning LocalIs it time to rethink globalization in the supply chain? And how can localization efforts support a global supply chain?
1 June 2021How Strategic Sourcing Helps Manufacturers Increase AgilityManufacturers today have learned (and continue to learn) from recent experiences and are doing everything in their power to increase supply chain agility as quickly as possible.
5 May 2021Real-World Experiences with EDI Projects Businesses are moving fast, and they’re in desperate need of technical solutions that can make their supply chain processes run more efficiently.
3 May 2021How Much Does EDI Cost?Some investments are so undeniably necessary and valuable that you might even say they’re…priceless.
26 April 2021Need for Speed: 3-Way Match in the Automotive AftermarketIf one thing is certain in the automotive aftermarket, retailers, dealers, and OEMs are moving fast to keep up with consumer expectations.
1 April 20214 Defining Trends in E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce businesses are racing to optimize warehouse and distribution operations before they get left behind.
23 March 2021Understanding the Digital Supply ChainThe concept of a digital supply chain is nothing new, but what constitutes a digital supply chain is changing by the day.
11 March 2021The Link Between Business Continuity & Disaster RecoveryYou can have a disaster recovery plan without a business continuity plan, but you can’t have a business continuity plan without a disaster recovery plan.
8 March 2021How Electronic Invoicing Can Lower Your Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)Most companies aim to keep the DSO as low as possible. Many turn to electronic invoicing to get the job done.
28 February 2021Beyond Paperless: How EDI Contributes to a Sustainable Supply Chain StrategyDid you know that by exchanging your business documents electronically, you’re saving trees? Of course you did!
17 February 2021Closing the Gap: Why Cloud-Based Solutions Are the New NormForward-thinking businesses, regardless of industry, have already migrated all or most of their data to the cloud. To keep up, their competitors are following suit.
16 February 2021Drop Shipping & EDI: 10 Most Common Questions AnsweredHere are the answers to 10 of the most commonly asked questions from both retailers and suppliers, including some useful information on how EDI fits into it all.
12 February 2021File Transfers Explained: Formats & Protocols for Sending Structured DataNo matter if the file is a simple Word document attached to an email, an electronic invoice sent via VAN, or a 20 GB video, file transfers get our information from point A to point B so that we can get sh** done.
8 February 2021What Is Integration & Where Is It Heading?Every individual system and application in use within an organization, especially those that may contain duplicate data, must be integrated sooner rather than later.
29 January 2021SCM & Strategic Supplier ManagementEven though supply chain management is a broad term, it can be narrowed down to two very different approaches: reactive and strategic.
20 January 20213PL EDI Integration: A Key Advantage in LogisticsTo remain competitive, many businesses are rethinking their supply chain processing. A common practice is to outsource shipping and fulfillment operations to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.
15 January 2021What is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a supply chain methodology that aims to create a dynamic relationship between a buyer and a vendor, or supplier, to ensure a smooth ordering process.
10 December 2020Holiday Edit: How E-Commerce Retailers Meet Consumer Expectations If the advantages of EDI in e-commerce haven’t already presented themselves to retailers this year, we guarantee that will change before the end of 2020.
27 November 2020B2B EDI for the Wholesale Food IndustryTo maximize business-to-business (B2B) operations, the most successful food wholesalers have fully automated their supply chains. They’ve done this by employing a wholesale EDI solution.
26 November 2020Can Your EDI Solution Double as a Customer Communication Management (CCM) Tool?CCM tools can be great, but many organizations may not need a special customer communication management platform to achieve their goals.
17 November 2020AS2 Protocol: AS2 EDI at a GlanceAS2 protocol reigns supreme in the retail space and is one of the most secure and widely used communication methods across many industries. Here's why it's so popular.
10 November 2020Achieve Procure-to-Pay Automation with E-Commerce IntegrationWhen you hear the term "procure-to-pay" in the context of e-commerce integration, it’s most often used to discuss end-to-end data exchange via systems connections. AKA procure-to-pay automation.
28 October 2020Quick Tips for ERP System Integration with EDI SolutionsERP integration with an EDI solution enables seamless communication between both systems—no more switching back and forth! Here are a few tips regarding the process.
20 October 2020It’s Not EDI vs. API for B2B Integration, It’s BothWhen it comes to the topic of EDI vs. API, there are two primary debates. For electronic document exchange, and B2B data and systems integration.
9 October 2020SYSPRO x TIE Kinetix: Webinar HighlightsTIE Kinetix recently participated in a webinar with SYSPRO (one of our ERP partners) to showcase how SYSPRO customers have a unique opportunity to improve their supply chain operations directly through their SYSPRO ERP system.
29 September 2020Effective Change Management for Supplier EnablementIf one thing is certain in today’s retail landscape, effective supply chain management relies, in part, on effective change management—planning for change, managing change, and reinforcing change.
23 September 2020Top 5 Benefits of EDIRegardless of industry, size, or technical capabilities, the benefits of EDI are countless. Here are the top five benefits (plus an added bonus).
10 September 2020Here’s Why ASN Is Critical in RetailThe ASN, or Advance Ship Notice (Advanced Shipping Notice), is the most important communication protocol when it comes to assuring that an order will be delivered as promised.
10 September 2020HR’s Role in Lean ManufacturingLean manufacturing emphasizes supply chain efficiency, from just-in-time (JIT) production to improving communication with partners. HR can play a surprising role in this.
9 September 20205 Reasons to Switch to Cloud-Based EDITo outsource EDI, or not to outsource EDI: That’s the question. Here are some pros of adopting a SaaS solution.
8 September 2020EDI VAN: What Is a Value-Added Network & Why Is It Important?In Europe, VAN services are most often included in your SaaS solution for EDI. In the U.S., however, a VAN is typically a stand-alone offering. For this post, we will focus on VAN services in the U.S.
3 September 2020The Relationship Between Supply Chain & Value ChainIs there a significant difference between the value chain and the supply chain? If so, where does the value chain come into play?
1 September 2020Must-Know EDI Transactions in Manufacturing There are certain industries in which electronic data interchange, or EDI, reigns supreme. The manufacturing industry is certainly one of them.
28 August 2020I Just Want to Send My Invoices: A Common Supplier Dilemma One Dutch entrepreneur (and end user) told us exactly what we needed to hear to improve our FLOW platform for B2G e-invoicing. Here's how we've simplified the process.
20 August 20203 Simple EDI Solutions for Small Businesses We understand the challenge: EDI order processing and EDI invoicing can be complex for smaller partners who may not have the budget, nor the resources, for EDI technology.
18 August 2020The Role of Small Partners in Digital Supply Chain TransformationHow many of your partners are small and medium-sized? If you fall into the majority, your answer should be around 80%. But why is this important?
14 August 2020The Difference Between OCR Technology & Electronic Data ProcessingContrary to popular belief, OCR and electronic processing solutions are far from being one and the same. Especially when it comes to PDF conversion.
12 August 20205 Ways to Reduce Your Supply Chain CostsChanging consumer demands bring about new complexities that call for enhanced supply chain performance all while keeping supply chain costs as low as possible.
10 August 20205 Benefits of Electronic InvoicingWhen it comes to B2G (business-to-government) and B2B invoicing, especially when international transactions are involved, there are endless benefits of electronic invoicing.
6 August 2020The Difference Between "Digital" & "Electronic" DocumentsAre you engaging in digital document exchange, electronic document exchange, or both?
29 July 2020EDI 101: What Is EDI?Electronic data interchange is necessary for most B2B transactions in today’s business environment. That's mainly because it has the potential to dramatically improve supply chain efficiency, as well as reduce costs and much more.