With the development of Efficient Consumer Response, there's a lot more focus on electronic data interchange. To make sure everyone understands exactly what EDI means, here's a brief explanation. EDI is the electronic transfer of information. In the supermarket industry, EDI is facilitated by UCS (the uniform communications standard), referring to the conventions and guidelines that have been established for EDI in this industry.
UCS came into being in the early 1980s. At that time, a