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April 1, 2008

Learn what trading partners require of you and how to achieve EDI compliance at the 2008 Hardlines Technology Forum.

We are excited to once again announce our full participation as an exhibitor at the 2008 Hardlines Technology Forum on April 21-24, 2008 at The Peabody Resort in Memphis, Tennessee. The AHMA Hardlines Technology Forum® brings together hundreds of IT, logistics, merchandising, and finance professionals from the hardware/home improvement industry to discuss leading technology issues affecting the industry, including supply chain management, RFID, data sync, bar coding, ASNs, and EDI.

This year AHMA has taken a strong stand on providing practical EDI education and information. The AHMA Hardlines Technology Forum® is focusing on both the business-side professional as well as the IT professional by providing exclusive “how to” sessions on doing business in the hardlines industry.

The newly added sessions cover questions that are tasking all EDI professionals. Below, you will find questions that we address and manage for our clients.

      • Are you fully compliant with your retailers’ requirements?
      • Do you completely understand or even know what your trading partners are asking?
      • Do you understand how to navigate their systems to achieve success?


Trading partners Lowe’s, Do it Best Corp., and True Value will present sessions specifically addressing what you need to know in order to be one of their suppliers.


1 EDI Source will be providing information and training course materials to assist in understanding what is being required as it pertains to EDI:


    • What is the next step?
    • How do I become EDI compliant?
    • Do I need EDI software or an EDI service?
    • What are the costs of implementing an EDI solution?


As a trusted partner, 1 EDI Source can offer expert EDI advice and sound implementation recommendations to companies of all sizes. 1 EDI Source’s primary objective is to secure a strong business relationship centered on the welfare of our customers’ EDI operations. Beginning with a comprehensive discovery and analysis, the experts at 1 EDI Source guide companies through every step of their EDI implementations.


About AHMA

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) is a leading industry trade association. AHMA’s members include hardware producers, manufacturers’ agents and industry trade publications. Membership is open to any company headquartered in the United States and engaged in the manufacture of goods for the hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden, and paint and decorating trade.