What Is EDI And Why It Has Become A Necessity In Logistics?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

EDI has become a common term in the logistics industry, especially the regions in Vancouver and Toronto. Often the customer asks if your company is EDI compatible, and slowly EDI has become a requirement between the customer and the logistics provider.

What is EDI?

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange which allows businesses to distribute physical documents through the application software.

Why use EDI?

It has replaced the old – fashioned paperwork and eliminated the chance of delay or misplacement. The service means to lower the cost and save the work on printing and mailing. Moreover, this application ensures the accurate documents are sent efficiently, in particular the ones that are time-sensitive.

How EDI enhance logistics providers in their provided services?

Efficiency and accuracy are eminently the keys to provide great customer service and achieve customer satisfaction.  EDI transmits almost instantaneously with the firsthand document. Meaning your logistics provider has more time to process and arrange your request.

The usage of EDI has become a commodity in the logistics and the transportation industry. 18 Wheels Logistics can accommodate our customers on EDI software compatibility and provide the absolute best customer services. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.