LTV's Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is a
multifaceted method that ensures rapid and convenient
exchange of information between LTV Steel and our
customers. Its main goal is to streamline processes--this
can result in significant cost savings and time savings
for your company.
The EDI Process
EDI is the electronic transmission of data between
computers. EDI allows us to serve you better by
supporting many transactions electronically, including:
- Advance shipping notices
- Material releases
- Shipping schedules
- Order status
- Purchase orders
- Automated fax service
- Outside-processor/warehouse-communication systems
- Cost Savings By reducing paperwork,
EDI immediately saves you material and labor
costs. By improving business efficiency, it gives
you more time to focus on your business -- which
translates into greater profitability for you.
- Time Savings EDI speeds the requirement to order process
and in-production and post production information, which in turn enhances
the ability to plan, schedule, and determine product cost.
- Improved Inventory Control EDI
provides improved control in tracking both
inventory and in-transit material.
- Improved Business Processes EDI
permits the production of materials to be better
coordinated, ensuring that they arrive where and
when they are needed. The application of EDI to
business processes helps guarantee that the
correct parts and materials are selected, loaded,
delivered, and invoiced. EDI also aids in
distributing information such as product
availability and order status.
Getting Started with EDI
LTV can help get your EDI program started. Allow us to
evaluate your current systems. We'll give you
recommendations on where EDI can most benefit you and
what software and/or equipment may be necessary to
realize the greatest rewards.
Contact LTV now to begin saving money and time with EDI:
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