When it comes to EDI – as with many things – sometimes less is more
The electronic exchange of business documents between trading partners has become a crucial part of running a modern business, but there are a variety of strategies for implementing EDI successfully. Many companies find that an in-house solution affords them the most freedom and flexibility, while also allowing them to maintain complete control of their data. Still, others discover that managing their own EDI data isn’t the most pragmatic solution. For these businesses, outsourcing data management to a third-party provider can be a sensible choice.
JCPenney is requiring current vendors to perform testing with OpenText.
OpenText EIM system is being implemented to support their ongoing Omni Channel business initiative.
In July 2017 JCPenney announced a consolidating of their ordering processes for all their stores and eCommerce channels leading to changes in several systems and compliance requirements for their vendor partners; the implementation of OpenText and testing being the newest update.
Saks Fifth Avenue has made several vendor compliance changes and added two new shipment accuracy chargebacks with large penalties for shipment errors.
New Chargebacks Effective October 1, 2017:
- Vendor Audit Program, $1000 per month charge
- DC Printed Tickets Sent to Vendor
Amazon Implements New Non-compliance Chargeback Called No Show
Amazon leads large top retailers in tightening their EDI vendor compliance requirements with several EDI updates and added chargebacks in summer 2017. Amazon just released a unified chargeback earlier in August called “PO On-time Accuracy”, and now another right on its tail. The newest compliance change requires strict adherence to confirmed delivery slots and threatens large penalties and fees for any appointment that is not cancelled or rescheduled in advance, thus explaining the title “No Show”.
Amazon is merging three related chargebacks in order to simplify the compliance structure associated with Amazon’s purchase order fulfillment.
The unified chargeback, called PO On-Time Accuracy, consolidates the following:
- PO On-Time Non-compliance
- Excessive Backorder
- Unfilled by Cancel Date chargebacks
Effective September 1, 2017, all confirmed units are subject to PO On-Time Accuracy.
JCPenney has implemented new changes to their Sales and Inventory reporting.
On July 30, 2017 JCPenney installed a new Enterprise Stock Ledger and Perpetual Inventory System. Data from the new Enterprise System will be reflected in the reports on Aug 7, 2017.