Electronic data interchange is an integral component of the Efficient Consumer Response in frozen foods, retailers and wholesalers told SN.
EDI enables manufacturers and distributors to gain access to a retailer's inventory. This helps them evaluate how a product has moved in the past and, therefore, how it will perform in the future, retailers said. As a result, products are replaced exactly when needed.
"We don't have to carry as many weeks on hand because [manufacturers/dis