Electronic Data Interchange is
the computer-to-computer exchange of routine business data between trading
partners in standard data formats. This definition contains 3 key concepts
Computer-to-computer: EDI in its most efficient form flows directly
out of a sender's computer system directly into a receiver's computer
system without any human intervention; however, it is not always
possible for EDI to flow in this most efficient manner.
Routing business data: EDI is used for routine business documents
like Purchase Orders and Invoices. It is not used for non-routine
business documents like complicated contracts or information meant for
humans to read and analyze.
Standard data formats: A standard definition of the location and
structure of the data is provided. Unstructured text is not EDI.
As an EDI specialist an employee may be required to provide Data
Communication Solutions (DCS), offer EDI solutions, integration,
implementation and EDI training for other personnel and business-to-business
Electronic Data Interchange. You must have an understanding of mapping
and other EDI relevant processes. In the fashion industry being a
leading EDI Consulting Specialist can provide a good career path.
Welcome to the EDI job
description section of the Apparel Search employment
directory. In this section of our guide we present
information relevant to a career in the EDI department
of clothing company.
Although for many of our
career descriptions we provide
information that we have developed internally, a large
portion of this
section relies heavily on user input. No one knows a
career path better than someone that has actually worked
in the particular position. Therefore, we welcome
members of the fashion community to submit their
personal experience to this page. Active members
fashion industry are welcome to contribute to the
job descriptions by using the comment area below.
If you have previously or currently work in the area
of EDI please add your insight
to the community discussion. Educators such as
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