White Paper: EDI/B2B in the Modern Supply Chain

This paper will introduce the reader to the concepts of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and give them a broad overview of the technology and business of EDI, with a special focus on the modern supply chain.  The reader will understand some of the historical successes of EDI and how it is being utilized in the context of modern technology and globalized supply chains.  EDI has played an important role in creating “organized supply chains” in the developed world, and it is now finding an increasingly significant role by helping organizations across the world gain more efficiencies and security within their supply chain while improving the customer’s experience.  The addition of modern technologies within the EDI framework is only making EDI adoption wider and more ubiquitous.