Logistics EDI

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Electronic data interchange or EDI is a way to electronically share business documents — like invoices and shipping notifications — with your customers or partners.

Rather than enter data manually, EDI lets you transmit data from system to system. You’re able to increase operational efficiency … while avoiding hand cramps.

Over the years, EDI communication standards were developed to help systems speak the same language. There are a bunch of standards and file formats systems can use today. So if your system is fluent in more than one … that’s a good thing.

EDI technology has been around forever. But it wasn’t always widely used. With the Internet, that’s changed. Today, more than $2.5 trillion dollars in transactions are conducted annually through EDI.

Maybe it’s time you got in on the action. If you’re interested in learning how Babelway can boost your company’s efficiency with EDI, we’re just a click away!

How does Logistics EDI work?

EDI allows you to electronically exchange business documents — like POs and shipping notifications — with your customers and partners.

So how can EDI work for your logistics company? Here are 3 ways…

#1 Meet Customer Expectations

Thanks to companies like Amazon, expectations around speed and transparency are higher than ever. EDI helps give your customers the shipping information they want, when they want it.

#2 Automate Business

When transactions occur, EDI handles the work of getting data into your system… automatically. It’s like telling your kids to clean their rooms – once. And they do it everyday. without ever being told again (that would be nice…)

#3 Get a Return on Tech

EDI helps you get the full value from your transportation management or warehouse management system.

With it, you can pull long lists of goods from your warehouse more accurately or get a truck en route to pick up its next load faster.

How do I become EDI compliant?

EDI compliance in logistics is about ensuring your company can meet the file format and transfer protocol requirements of a customer or partner in electronic data interchange (EDI).

Commonly Used EDI Transaction Codes in Logistics


EDI using Babelway

So what makes Babelway different from other EDI providers? In a word, control. See how far you can go on your own.

More resources on EDI codes