EDI is used in many different industries to improve cooperation between individual market participants. Industry-specific associations and working groups have developed standards for business documents and their transmission.Inefficiencies caused by manual interventions and media disruptions are thus eliminated and supply chain costs reduced. In this way, an attempt is made to better meet the requirements of the respective industry.
The automotive industry has always been one of the pioneers when it comes to terms like just-in-time or lean manufacturing. Consequently, it was also one of the first industries to use EDI to exchange business data in its globalized supply networks.MORE