EDI LOWERS TRANSACTION COSTS FOR TEXAS GROCER

SAN DIEGO -- Implementing a Web-based, electronic data interchange system to communicate with most of its suppliers has saved United Supermarkets, Lubbock, Texas, up to $400,000 a year in transaction costs.In fact, United officials have been so pleased with the EDI program that United plans to expand it to produce suppliers as well."It's very easy to move into this [EDI] world today," said Scott Gilmour,

SAN DIEGO -- Implementing a Web-based, electronic data interchange system to communicate with most of its suppliers has saved United Supermarkets, Lubbock, Texas, up to $400,000 a year in transaction costs.

In fact, United officials have been so pleased with the EDI program that United plans to expand it to produce suppliers as well.

"It's very easy to move into this [EDI] world today," said Scott Gilmour, vice president and chief information officer at the 44-store chain.

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