Supply Side B2B / EDI
Supplier side EDI at its core is about knowing as much as you can about what is being shipped to you. This allows for better supply chain planning and improved business efficiency.
Specifically, knowing details about what material is en route to you can allow you to better schedule your own production or shipping operations based on the estimated arrival dates of the material. Additionally, when that material arrives, having most of the details of the shipment can result in more efficient and accurate receipt of the material. Instead of your receiving staff needing to enter 25 data points to move material in to your inventory, they may now need only scan a bar code and enter 5 data points to receipt the material. Beyond the improved efficiency of those receipts, less data entry also means less opportunity for a mistake in that data entry.
That adds up to more throughput in your receiving process with more accurate and timely data.
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Paragon B2B has been assisting clients in VMI relationships for years and can help your company enjoy the benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory as well.
At a basic level, a VMI relationship entails the use of EDI to transmit inventory levels from your company to your vendors. This inventory information coupled with pre-agreed upon trigger points for replenishment allows your vendors to automatically create orders and ship goods to you without your staff needing to analyze the inventory and place orders with the vendors.
An additional benefit of the VMI relationship is that your company is less likely to over-purchase material and have excess inventory when you are collaborating with your vendors to achieve optimum inventory levels for your demands. All facets of the VMI relationship have EDI components that go with them and Paragon can assist your company in using these EDI transactions to automate your business processes.
Partner Onboarding Services
Paragon offers partner onboarding services to our clients to easily bring your valued business partners in to a trading relationship with you.
Paragon will assist you in developing requirements for your partners ranging from EDI specifications, to label requirements to best practices for business processes. By providing us with merely contact information, Paragon will contact your business partners to assist them in obtaining compliance with your requirements.
Handled from our B2B Services group, Paragon will track and report the progress of your implementation campaign to ensure the process works for both you and your partners.
Contact Paragon B2B Services today to find out how our Supplier EDI and B2B solutions could be put to work for your business today.