EDI'S EXPANDING ROLE

Electronic data interchange is set to play a substantially expanded role in the industry's quest to automate data flow and cut costs.To date, most wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers have used EDI primarily for transmitting purchase orders or sending and receiving invoices.But that should all be starting to change. The next step in company-to-company communications will be the exchange of a much

Electronic data interchange is set to play a substantially expanded role in the industry's quest to automate data flow and cut costs.

To date, most wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers have used EDI primarily for transmitting purchase orders or sending and receiving invoices.

But that should all be starting to change. The next step in company-to-company communications will be the exchange of a much wider range of information, such as advanced shipping notices, promotional

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