Using EDI and Electronic Messages in the Supply Chain

Using EDI and Electronic Messages in the Supply Chain

Electronic messages, including EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) contain the combination of electronic data elements (such as quantities, names, dates, etc) which enable individual and joint management of the value chain by the participants. These include transactions such as orders to produce, move, deliver or pay, invoices, statements, plans etc. the history of electronic messages started in […]

The Dynamic Database in the Supply Chain

The Dynamic Database in the Supply Chain

The dynamic database contains individual records (or summaries, or aggregation) of events, transactions, states, results and outcomes. Structured databases enable actuals to be recorded against desired states, plans, key performance indicators, targets, budgets, etc. In this way, performance can be measured of each factor, participant, patient, treatment, staff member, location, item, supplier and manufacturer, by […]

Master Data Management and Information Assurance

Master Data Management and Information Assurance

Master data management is an essential element in IT governance and data assurance. Increasingly organisations now keep their master data online using databases and business platforms. E RADAR’s Will Roebuck looks at some of the management and operational challenges companies are facing when using master data across their electronic supply chains.    Products for sale […]

Good Principles Governing Supply Chain Management

Good Principles Governing Supply Chain Management

One fundamental principle governs the operation of the supply chain and underlines the trading relationship between business partners, suppliers and customers. The principle of supply and demand. It’s the reason why every organisation exists, commercial, public, not for profit or charity. Without supply and demand you cannot provide or receive products or services, and therefore […]

ebXML – global language for e-business

ebXML – global language for e-business

ebXML (Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language) is a modular suite of specifications that enables enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the Internet. Using ebXML, organisations have a standard method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, communicate data in common terms and define and register business processes. […]